The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
Innocence is not pure so much as pleased, Always expectant, bright-eyed, self-enclosed
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.
Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
The most sophisticated people I know - inside they are all children.
Now my innocence begins to weigh me down.
What narrow innocence it is for one to be good only according to the law.
Alas! innocence is but a poor substitute for experience.
What can innocence hope for, When such as sit her judges are corrupted!
Never such innocence, Never before or since, As changed itself to past Without a word--the men Leaving the gardens tidy, The thousands of marriages Lasting a little while longer: Never such innocence again.
Women ought to be free - as free as we are,' he declared, making a discovery of which he was too irritated to measure the terrific consequences.
Mystery and innocence are not akin.
Innocence has a single voice that can only say over and over again, "I didn't do it." Guilt has a thousand voices, all of them lies.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning.
Ignorance is not innocence but sin.
It is well for the heart to be naive and the mind not to be.
Innocence in genius, and candor in power, are both noble qualities.
To vice, innocence must always seem only a superior kind of chicanery.
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.
The innocent are so few that two of them seldom meet - when they do meet, their victims lie strewn all round.
Bad company is as instructive as licentiousness. One makes up for the loss of one's innocence with the loss of one's prejudices.
A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing.
Power is something of which I am convinced there is no innocence this side of the womb.
It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.
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