Quotes: innocent

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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    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.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
    Mahatma Gandhi
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    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.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    American "First Lady" and columnist 1884-1962
    Eleanor Roosevelt
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    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.
  • 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.
  • Mary Wollstonecraft
    Mary Wollstonecraft
    British feministisch writer 1759-1797
    Mary Wollstonecraft
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    Children, I grant, should be innocent; but when the epithet is applied to men, or women, it is but a civil term for weakness.
  • Barack Obama
    Barack Obama
    American politician 1961-
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    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.
  • James Boswell
    James Boswell
    Scottish biographer and diarist 1740-1795
    James Boswell
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    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.
  • 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.
  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
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    He is armed without who is innocent within, be this thy screen, and this thy wall of brass.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
    Seneca
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    He who repents of having sinned is almost innocent.
  • Maya Angelou
    Maya Angelou
    African-American poet and writer 1928-
    Maya Angelou
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    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.
  • Anais Nin
    Anais Nin
    French-born American Novelist, Dancer 1914-1977
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    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.
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
    Buddha
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    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
    Honoré de Balzac
    French writer 1799-1850
    Honoré de Balzac
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    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.
  • It is better that ten guilty persons escape than one innocent suffer
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