quotations The Best Quotes About Innocence  

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People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster. James Baldwin

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The innocent is the person who explains nothing. Albert Camus

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Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue. Anatole France

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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. Graham Greene

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Every harlot was a virgin once. William Blake

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There is no aphrodisiac like innocence. Jean Baudrillard

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The greenhorn is the ultimate victor in everything; it is he that gets the most out of life. G. K. Chesterton

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Nothing looks so like innocence as an indiscretion. Oscar Wilde

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I am to be broken. I am to be derided all my life. I am to be cast up and down among these men and women, with their twitching faces, with their lying tongues, like a cork on a rough sea. Like a ribbon of weed I am flung far every time the door opens. Virginia Woolf

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The essential self is innocent, and when it tastes its own innocence knows that it lives for ever. John Updike

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The temperate person's pleasures are durable because they are regular; and all their life is calm and serene, because it is innocent.

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He is armed without who is innocent within, be this thy screen, and this thy wall of brass. Horace

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All things truly wicked start from an innocence. Ernest Hemingway

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It is well for the heart to be naive and the mind not to be. Anatole France

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Innocence is like polished armor; it adorns and defends. Robert South

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Certainly Adam in Paradise had not more sweet and curious apprehensions of the world, than I when I was a child. Thomas Traherne

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“Commander, you and your Stepsons are always welcome here. This fuss is not our doing. I saw the body. There’s no sign of…murder on her, but sometimes girls just…die.” Chris Morris

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It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't. Mignon McLaughlin

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Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others. François de La Rochefoucauld

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Prudishness is pretense of innocence without innocence. Women have to remain prudish as long as men are sentimental, dense, and evil enough to demand of them eternal innocence and lack of education. For innocence is the only thing which can ennoble lack of education. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich von Schlegel

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If you would live innocently, seek solitude. Publilius Syrus