Innocence Quotes and Sayings

An hour of innocence builds more trust than years of diplomacy.
– Abhijit Naskar

Pain forces even the innocent to lie.
Publilius Syrus

The innocence of childhood is like the innocence of a lot of animals.
Clint Eastwood

Innocence is thought charming because it offers delightful possibilities for exploitation.
– Mason Cooley

No one loses their innocence. It is either taken or given away willingly.
– Tiffany Madison

No man knows the value of innocence and integrity but he who has lost them.
– William Godwin

Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
Fran├žois de La Rochefoucauld

Innocence ends when one is stripped of the delusion that one likes oneself.
– Joan Didion

We each begin in innocence. We all become guilty.
– Leonard F. Peltier

For children are innocent and love justice, while most of us are wicked and naturally prefer mercy.
G.K. Chesterton

Always the innocent are the first victims. So it has been for ages past, so it is now.
J. K. Rowling

Once you start asking questions, innocence is gone.
– Mary Astor

It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.
– William Blackstone

The knowledge that makes us cherish innocence makes innocence unattainable.
– Irving Howe

All things truly wicked start from innocence.
Ernest Hemingway

Innocence lost is supposed to be experience gained, and therefore not a bad trade.
– Patricia Hampl

Innocence is a temporary, maybe even an unreal, condition. Destined to die.
– Patricia Hampl

Innocence ain’t all it’s cracked up to be, you know. Innocent little kids rip the wings off flies, because they don’t know any better. That’s innocence.
– Joe Hill

You can call it innocence, or you can call it gullibility.
– Lionel Shriver

A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing.
Queen Elizabeth II

A world marked by so much Injustice, innocent suffering, and cynicism of power cannot be the work of a good God.

Innocence, Once Lost, Can Never Be Regained. Darkness, Once Gazed Upon, Can Never Be Lost.
John Milton

Trust of the innocent is the most important tool of a liar.

Maturity means losing innocence.

There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.
– Howard Zinn

We are born as innocents. We are polluted by advice.
Henry David Thoreau

Innocence is always unsuspicious.
Joseph Joubert

The innocent is the person who explains nothing.
Albert Camus

It’s innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn’t.
Mignon McLaughlin

It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.

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