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All things truly wicked start from innocence.
Through our own recovered innocence we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
Henry David Thoreau
There is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has never yet occurred that they, too, might be admired some day.
Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.
The innocence of childhood is like the innocence of a lot of animals.
I'm just glad I was able to return to some of that innocence and beauty I had as a child when I started my own family, and my children brought me back some of that spirit.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't.
Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.
Lust and greed are more gullible than innocence.
Justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.
Innocence is thought charming because it offers delightful possibilities for exploitation.
Innocence: I am only stepping on your face because it lies in my path.
Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing.
Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue.
I just feel like every kid is growing up too fast and they're seeing too much. Everything is about sex, and that's fine for me. I'm not saying I don't like it. But I don't think it should be everywhere, where kids are exposed to everything sexual. Because they have to have some innocence; there's just no innocence left.
Innocence is always unsuspicious.
I might have some character traits that some might see as innocence or naive. That's because I discovered peace and happiness in my soul. And with this knowledge, I also see the beauty of human life.
Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for a defense, and for a defense only! It is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence.
Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence.
Being at the centre of a film is a burden one takes on with innocence the first time. Thereafter, you take it on with trepidation.
A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men.
Martin Farquhar Tupper
It was quite a European war until 1917, when the Americans joined up. They don't have the same sense of the loss of innocence and the cataclysmic loss of life. A whole generation was wiped out.
Power is something of which I am convinced there is no innocence this side of the womb.
Ignorance is not innocence but sin.
Bad company is as instructive as licentiousness. One makes up for the loss of one's innocence with the loss of one's prejudices.
Over the years Woodstock got glorified and romanticised and became the event that symbolised Utopia. It's the last page of our collective memory of the age of innocence. Then things turned ugly and would never be the same again.
I don't know how to defend myself: surprised innocence cannot imagine being under suspicion.
Victims suggest innocence. And innocence, by the inexorable logic that governs all relational terms, suggests guilt.
Atheism is aristocratic; the idea of a great Being that watches over oppressed innocence and punishes triumphant crime is altogether popular.
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