37 Quotes About Innocence


Society is built upon the idea that all remain innocent until proven guilty. These quotes about innocence will bring you the encouragement and inspiration you need to remain hopeful in the world.

“A new life is innocent, like an empty page, ready for the hard lessons ahead.”

“All things truly wicked start from innocence.”

“An innocent man is a sin before God. Inhuman and therefore untrustworthy. No man should live without absorbing the sins of his kind, the foul air of his innocence, even if it did wilt rows of angel trumpets and cause them to fall from their vines.”

“Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.”

“Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky.”

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

“Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.”

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

“Every life is a march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice.”

“I would love to be fooled. The innocence of child for the first time, seeing something and being in wonder is something that I long for because I’m tainted.”

“Ignorance is learned; innocence is forgotten.”

“In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.”

“Innocence always calls mutely for protection when we would be so much wiser to guard ourselves against it: innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm.”

“Innocence can be more powerful than experience.”

“Innocence is like polished armor; it adorns and defends.”

“Innocence is one of the most exciting things in the world.”

“It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.”

“It’s innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn’t.”

“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.”

“No man knows the value of innocence and integrity but he who has lost them.”

“Over time, naturally, you lose your innocence from gaining knowledge. You can’t be innocent forever, but there’s something in innocence you need to regain to be creative.”

“Remaining childish is a tremendous state of innocence.”

“The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.”

“The innocence of children is their wisdom, the simplicity of children is their egolessness. The freshness of the child is the freshness of your consciousness, which never becomes old, which always remains young.”

“The only thing I was trying to portray was serenity. Also, innocence, vulnerability and elegance.”

“The silence often of pure innocence persuades when speaking fails.”

“The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool.”

“The worst of us is not without innocence, although buried deeply it might be.”

“There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.”

“There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.”

“This is not politics… it’s to protect the innocence of children.”

“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.”

“Unfortunately the innocent are always involved in any conflict. Always, everywhere, there is some voice crying from a tower.”

“When grown people speak of the innocence of children, they don’t really know what they mean. Pressed, they will go a step further and say, Well, ignorance then. The child is neither.”

“When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.”

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

“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.”

There are many myths in life and the idea of innocence existing in the chaotic world around us is one of them.

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