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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.
Innocence is like polished armor; it adorns and defends.
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.
All things truly wicked start from innocence.
Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.
There is no aphrodisiac like innocence.
We've let the blade of our innocence dull over time, and it's only in innocence that you find any kind of magic, any kind of courage.
Atheism is aristocratic; the idea of a great Being that watches over oppressed innocence and punishes triumphant crime is altogether popular.
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.
Remaining childish is a tremendous state of innocence.
Innocence is always unsuspicious.
To the former child migrants, who came to Australia from a home far away, led to believe this land would be a new beginning, when only to find it was not a beginning, but an end, an end of innocence - we apologise and we are sorry. To the mothers who lost the maternal right to love and care for their child - we apologise, and we are sorry.
Innocence is thought charming because it offers delightful possibilities for exploitation.
Innocence is one of the most exciting things in the world.
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.
Lust and greed are more gullible than innocence.
There is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has never yet occurred that they, too, might be admired some day.
When you become a parent, or a teacher, you turn into a manager of this whole system. You become the person controlling the bubble of innocence around a child, regulating it.
Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of 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
I suppose there's a melancholy tone at the back of the American mind, a sense of something lost. And it's the lost world of Thomas Jefferson. It is the lost sense of innocence that we could live with a very minimal state, with a vast sense of space in which to work out freedom.
People are entitled to the presumption of innocence.
The knowledge that makes us cherish innocence makes innocence unattainable.
'Good Times' is a story about the loss of innocence, how adults are responsible for their actions but children aren't.
I think scent is sensual. I guess evoking a mood or a spirit is key, and I think with the women's fragrances we have evoked different types, moods or sensibilities of a woman - whether it's Daisy with the sweetness and the innocence or Lola which is more provocative, sexy and sultry.
C. S. Lewis
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