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English novelist, pseudonym of Maria Louise Ramé 1839-1908+1
To vice, innocence must always seem only a superior kind of chicanery.
American writer 1899-19610
All things truly wicked start from an innocence.
British author 1940-19920
Anxiety is the beginning of conscience, which is the parent of the soul but is not compatible with innocence.
Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence.
Being at the center of a film is a burden one takes on with innocence - the first time. Thereafter, you take it on with trepidation.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
French writer 1873-19540
Can it be that chance has made me one of those women so immersed in one man that, whether they are barren or not, they carry with them to the grave the shriveled innocence of an old maid?
French writer and essayist 1913-19600
Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.
Christian Nevell Bovee
American writer 1820-19040
Every trait of beauty may be referred to some virtue, as to innocence, candor, generosity, modesty, or heroism. St. Pierre To cultivate the sense of the beautiful, is one of the most effectual ways of cultivating an appreciation of the divine goodness.
Charles James Fox
British statesman 1749-18060
He that is conscious of guilt cannot bear the innocence of others: So they will try to reduce all others to their own level.
American singer-songwriter 1949-0
I can sing very comfortably from my vantage point because a lot of the music was about a loss of innocence, there's innocence contained in you but there's also innocence in the process of being lost.
British Dramatist, Poet 1564-15930
I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but innocence.
English poet 1812-18890
Ignorance is not innocence, but sin.
A. E. Housman
British poet 1859-19360
In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning.
In former days, everyone found the assumption of innocence so easy; today we find fatally easy the assumption of guilt.Source: Poetic Justice Ch. 2 (1970)
English writer 1904-0
Innocence always calls mutely for protection when we would be so much wiser to guard ourselves against it: innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm.