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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.
Remaining childish is a tremendous state of innocence.
You get to relive your childhood when you have a baby and you see these toys and these books you read when you were little - the innocence that you are able to maintain because you have to find that again in order to connect with your child keeps you in a special state of mind.
All things truly wicked start from innocence.
Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.
Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence.
People are entitled to the presumption of innocence.
The only thing I was trying to portray was serenity. Also, innocence, vulnerability and elegance.
Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for a defense, and for a defense only! It is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence.
Anxiety is the beginning of conscience, which is the parent of the soul but is not compatible with innocence.
It's the first villain that I've played in a movie that has absolutely no vulnerability and no innocence, nothing whatsoever that is likeable about her other than she's so bad.
Lust and greed are more gullible than innocence.
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 Farquhar Tupper
'Good Times' is a story about the loss of innocence, how adults are responsible for their actions but children aren't.
I love the excitement, the childlike spirit of innocence and just about everything that goes along with Christmas.
Remorse is virtue's root; its fair increase are fruits of innocence and blessedness.
William C. Bryant
Atheism is aristocratic; the idea of a great Being that watches over oppressed innocence and punishes triumphant crime is altogether popular.
Innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm.
I feel like I'm a much better person when I'm developing my imagination and my innocence and my vulnerability. I like that version of me better than the version where I'm just working on my analytical mind.
I can sing 'Happy Birthday' to you in twelve different places, but one of them is going to make you feel a certain thing, maybe it's a vulnerability, maybe an innocence, maybe another way is sexy and soulful or bluesy whatever it is, but with singers, exploring keys, I think, is important.
There is no aphrodisiac like innocence.
Innocence is thought charming because it offers delightful possibilities for exploitation.
Innocence is always unsuspicious.
Some may remember, if you have good memories, that there used to be a concept in Anglo-American law called a presumption of innocence, innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Now that's so deep in history that there's no point even bringing it up, but it did once exist.
I might have some character traits that some might see as innocence or naive. That's because I discovered peace and happiness in my soul. And with this knowledge, I also see the beauty of human life.
I'm interested in how innocence fares when it collides with hard reality.
Geoffrey S. Fletcher
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.
William Arthur Ward
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