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.
Experience that destroys innocents also leads one back to it.
Innocence is like polished armor; it adorns and defends.
Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent.
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.
Nothing looks so like innocence as an indiscretion.
Justice is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes.
Everyone is innocent unless proven otherwise.
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.
Through our own recovered innocence we discern the innocence of our neighbors.