Famous Quotes & Quotations About Innocence:
All things truly wicked start from innocence.
~ Ernest Hemingway.
American movies and music deliver themes of freedom, innocence, and power that appeal to others - partly because America itself was put together out of a multiplicity of national traditions.
~ Todd Gitlin.
He that is conscious of guilt cannot bear the innocence of others: So they will try to reduce all others to their own level.
~ Charles James Fox.
Innocence finds not near so much protection as guilt.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld.
It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.
~ Sir William Blackstone.
It's the first villain that I've played in a movie that has absolutely no vulnerability and no innocence, nothing whatsoever that is likeable about her other than she's so bad.
~ Daryl Hannah.
It was the boast of Augustus that he found Rome of brick and left it of marble. But how much nobler will be the sovereign's boast when he shall have it to say that he found law... a sealed book and left it a living letter; found it the patrimony of the rich and left it the inheritance of the poor; found it the two-edged sword of craft and oppression and left it the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence.
~ Henry Brougham.
People are entitled to the presumption of innocence.
~ Barney Frank.
Power is something of which I am convinced there is no innocence this side of the womb.
~ Nadine Gordimer.
The decision of such judges as Claudius and his Senate is worth very little in the question of a man's innocence or guilt; but the sentence was that Seneca should be banished to the island of Corsica.
~ Frederic William Farrar.
The truly innocent are those who not only are guiltless themselves, but who think others are.
~ Josh Billings.
The innocent is the person who explains nothing.
~ Albert Camus.
As innocent as a new-laid egg.
~ W.S. Gilbert.
Good is when I steal other people's wives and cattle; bad is when they steal mine.
~ Hottentot proverb.
Had laws not been, we never had been blam'd; For not to know we sinn'd is innocence.
~ William Davenant.
The whole thing of this business is to retain your enthusiasm and in a sense retain your innocence and try and practice as much humility as you can.
The writer cannot abandon himself simply to inspiration, and feign innocence vis a vis language, because language is never innocent.
~ Juan Goytisolo.
They that know no evil will suspect none.
~ Ben Jonson.
Through our own recovered innocence we discern the innocence of our neighbours.
~ Henry David Thoreau.
Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing.
~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
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