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

Every harlot was a virgin once.

The innocent is the person who explains nothing.

All things truly wicked start from an innocence.

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The five senses are horse sense, innocence, common sense, concupiscence, and nonsense.

Individualism is rather like innocence; there must be something unconscious about it.

There is no aphrodisiac like innocence.

Whoever blushes confesses guilt, true innocence never feels shame.

Ignorance is not innocence, but sin.

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

If you would live innocently, seek solitude.

Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.

Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing.

Innocence ends when one is stripped of the delusion that one likes oneself.

I think innocence is something that adults project upon children that's not really there.

Innocence is like polished armor; it adorns and defends.

In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning.

He that is conscious of guilt cannot bear the innocence of others: So they will try to reduce all others to their own level.

Through our own recovered innocence we discern the innocence of our neighbors.

A library is a place where you can lose your innocence without losing your virginity.

Where the guilt is doubtful, a presumption of innocence should in general be admitted.

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

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

Nothing looks so like innocence as an indiscretion.

Remorse is virtue's root; its fair increase are fruits of innocence and blessedness.

I think it's hard to write about children and to have an idea of innocence.

Writing novels preserves you in a state of innocence -- a lot passes you by -- simply because your attention is otherwise diverted.

Every trait of beauty may be referred to some virtue, as to innocence, candor, generosity, modesty, or heroism. St. Pierre To cultivate the sense of the beautiful, is one of the most effectual ways of cultivating an appreciation of the divine goodness.

One threatens the innocent who spares the guilty.

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

Now my innocence begins to weigh me down.

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

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

Never resist a sentence you like, in which language takes its own pleasure and in which, after having abused it for so long, you are stupefied by its innocence.

I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but innocence.

Bad company is as instructive as licentiousness.

One makes up for the loss of one's innocence with the loss of one's prejudices.

Innocence is always unsuspicious.

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.

How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd;

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.

I don't want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.

Innocence still lives within our hearts and the child within each of us knows right from wrong.

A man writes to throw off the poison which he has accumulated because of his false way of life. He is trying to recapture his innocence, yet all he succeeds in doing (by writing) is to inoculate the world with a virus of his disillusionment. No man would set a word down on paper if he had the courage to live out what he believed in.

The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water is indescribable in its evocations of innocence and delight.

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, the blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned.

No man can tell but he that loves his children, how many delicious accents make a man's heart dance in the pretty conversation of those dear pledges; their childishness, their stammering, their little angers, their innocence, their imperfections, their necessities, are so many little emanations of joy and comfort to him that delights in their persons and society.

All my life I've been harassed by questions: Why is something this way and not another? How do you account for that? This rage to understand, to fill in the blanks, only makes life more banal. If we could only find the courage to leave our destiny to chance, to accept the fundamental mystery of our lives, then we might be closer to the sort of happiness that comes with innocence.

Being at the center of a film is a burden one takes on with innocence -- the first time. Thereafter, you take it on with trepidation.

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.

Victims suggest innocence. And innocence, by the inexorable logic that governs all relational terms, suggests guilt.