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Quotations on Innocence

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

~ Anatole France

The innocent is the person who explains nothing.

~ Albert Camus

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

~ Horace

Innocence is not pure so much as pleased,
Always expectant, bright-eyed, self-enclosed.

~ May Sarton

The silence often of pure innocence
Persuades, when speaking fails.

~ William Shakespeare

- A Winters Tale

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

~ Mignon McLaughlin

The truly innocent are those who not only are guiltless themselves, but who think others are.

~ Josh Billings

To be innocent is to be not guilty; but to be virtuous is to overcome our evil inclinations.

~ William Penn

They that know no evil will suspect none.

~ Ben Jonson

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

~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau

To vice, innocence must seem always a superior kind of chicanery.

~ Ouida

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