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Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
If a thousand men were not to pay their tax-bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the State to commit violence and shed innocent blood. This is, in fact, the definition of a peaceable revolution, if any such is possible.
Syrian poet 1e century BC
To confess a fault freely is the next thing to being innocent of it.
Indian politician 1917-1985
A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.
American "First Lady" and columnist 1884-1962
A trait no other nation seems to possess in quite the same degree that we do - namely, a feeling of almost childish injury and resentment unless the world as a whole recognizes how innocent we are of anything but the most generous and harmless intentions.
Benigno Aquino III
Filipino politician 1960-
As far as same-sex marriage, I really would want to think about that a lot more given the fact that my focus would be always on the child. The innocent should not be given more even burdens than what is absolutely necessary.
British feministisch writer 1759-1797
Children, I grant, should be innocent; but when the epithet is applied to men, or women, it is but a civil term for weakness.
American politician 1961-
For more than four decades, the Libyan people have been ruled by a tyrant - Moammar Gaddafi. He has denied his people freedom, exploited their wealth, murdered opponents at home and abroad, and terrorized innocent people around the world - including Americans who were killed by Libyan agents.
Scottish biographer and diarist 1740-1795
For my own part I think no innocent species of wit or pleasantry should be suppressed: and that a good pun may be admitted among the smaller excellencies of lively conversation.
Bryant H. McGill
American journalist and author 1969-
Freedom is not a gift nor does it simply exist for us to have, but rather it is a sacred duty, and its blessed yield of hope is born from none other than the blood of the innocent.
Roman poet 65-8 BC
He is armed without who is innocent within, be this thy screen, and this thy wall of brass.
Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
He who repents of having sinned is almost innocent.
African-American poet and writer 1928-
I believe we are still so innocent. The species are still so innocent that a person who is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer, just before he puts the final wrench on his throat, will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water.
French-born American Novelist, Dancer 1914-1977
I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
If a man offend a harmless, pure, and innocent person, the evil falls back upon that fool, like light dust thrown up against the wind.
Honoré de Balzac
French writer 1799-1850
If those who are the enemies of innocent amusements had the direction of the world, they would take away the spring, and youth, the former from the year, the latter from human life.
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