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38 Innocence Quotes

The few wonders of the world only exist while there are those with the sight to see them.

Charles de Lint Quotes

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The innocent and the beautiful Have no enemy but time

William Butler Yeats Quotes

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A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men

Martin Fraquhar Tupper Quotes

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When my daughter was about seven years old, she asked me one day what I did at work. I told her I worked at the college - that my job was to teach people how to draw. She stared at me, incredulous, and said, "You mean they forget?"

Howard Ikemoto Quotes

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To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower: Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour.

William Blake Quotes , Source: Auguries of Innocence

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E'en drunken Andrew felt the blow That innocence can give, When its resistless accents flow To bid affection live.

Robert Bloomfield Quotes , Source: The Drunken Father (st. 18)

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As innocent as a new-laid egg.

William S. Gilbert Quotes , Source: Engaged (act I)

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We become innocent when we are unfortunate. [Fr., On devient innocent quand on est malheureux.]

Jean de La Fontaine Quotes , Source: Nymphes de Vaux

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"In innocence there is no strength against evil," said Sparrowhawk, a little wryly. "But there is strength in it for good."

Ursula K. Le Guin Quotes , Source: The Farthest Shore

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O God, keep me innocent; make others great! [Fr., O mon Dieu, conserve-moi innocente, donne la grandeur aux autres.]

Caroline Matilda Quotes , Source: scratched on a window of the Castle Fredericksburg, Denmark

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Once you start asking questions, innocence is gone.

Mary Astor Quotes

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The silence often of pure innocence Persuades when speaking fails.

William Shakespeare Quotes

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There is no aphrodisiac like innocence.

Jean Baudrillard Quotes

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The silence often of pure innocence persuades when speaking fails.

William Shakespeare Quotes

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But innocence has nothing to dread. [Fr., Mais l'innocence enfin n'a rien a redouter.]

Jean Baptiste Racine Quotes , Source: Phedre (III, 6)

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O, white innocence, That thou shouldst wear the mask of guilt to hide Thine awful and serenest countenance From those who know thee not!

Percy Bysshe Shelley Quotes , Source: The Cenci (act V, sc. 3, l. 24)

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Innocence is always unsuspicious.

Thomas C. Haliburton Quotes

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What can innocence hope for, When such as sit her judges are corrupted!

Philip Massinger Quotes , Source: Maid of Honor (act V, sc. 2)

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What narrow innocence it is for one to be good only according to the law. [Lat., Quam angusta innocentia est, ad legem bonum esse.]

Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) Quotes , Source: De Ira (II, 27)

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No, it is not only our fate but our business to lose innocence, and once we have lost that, it is futile to attempt a picnic in Eden.

Elizabeth E. Bowen Quotes

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That's what it takes to be a hero, a little gem of innocence inside you that makes you want to believe that there still exists a right and wrong, that decency will somehow triumph in the end

Lise Hand Quotes

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Innocence plays in the backyard of ignorance

Proverb Quotes

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An age that melts with unperceiv'd decay, And glides in modest innocence away.

Samuel Johnson Quotes , Source: Vanity of Human Wishes (l. 293)

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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.

Pablo Picasso Quotes

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Know you what it is to be a child? It is to be something very different from the man of to-day. It is to have a spirit yet streaming from the waters of baptism; it is to believe in love, to believe in loveliness, to believe in belief; it is to be so little that the elves can reach to whisper in your ear; it is to turn pumpkins into coaches, and mice into horses, lowness into loftiness, and nothing into everything, for each child has its fairy godmother in its own soul.

Francis Thompson Quotes

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