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Quote Left The indescribable innocence and beneficence of Nature,—of sun and wind and rain, of summer and winter,—such health, such cheer, they affor... Quote Right
Quote Left Our civilization has decided that determining the guilt or innocence of men is a thing too important to be trusted to trained men. When it wants a library catalogued, or the solar system discovered, or any trifle of that kind, it uses up its specialists. But when it wishes anything done which is really serious, it collects twelve of the ordinary men standing round. The same thing was done, if I remember right, by the Founder of Christianity. Quote Right
Quote Left Once on a yellow piece of paper with green lines he wrote a poem And he called if 'Chops' because that was the name of his dog And that's what it was all about And his teacher gave him an A and a gold star And his mother hung it on the kitchen door and read it to his aunts That was the year Father Tracy took all the kids to the zoo And he let them sing on the bus And his little sister was born with tiny toenails and no hair And his mother and father kissed a lot And the girl around the corner sent him a Valentine signed with a row of X's and he had to ask his father what the X's meant And his father always tucked him in bed at night And was always there to do it Once on a piece of white paper with blue lines he wrote a poem And he called it 'Autumn' because that was the name of the season And that's what it was all about And his teacher gave him an A and asked him to write more clearly And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door because of its new paint And the kids told him Father Tracy smoked cigars And left butts on the pews And sometimes they would burn holes That was the year his sister got glasses with thick lenses and black frames And the girl around the corner laughed when he asked her to go see Santa Claus And the kids told him why his mother and father kissed a lot And his father never tucked him in bed at night And his father got mad when he cried for him to do it Once on a paper torn from his notebook he wrote a poem And he called it 'Innocence: A Question' because that was the question about his girl And that's what it was all about And his professor gave him an A and a strange steady look And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door because he never showed her That was the year Father Tracy died And he forgot how the end of the Apostle's Creed went And he caught his sister making out on the back porch And his mother and father never kissed or even talked And the girl around the corner wore too much makeup That made him cough when he kissed her but he kissed her anyway because that was the thing to do And at three A.M. he tucked himself into bed his father snoring soundly That's why on the back of a brown paper bag he tried another poem And he called it 'Absolutely Nothing' Because that's what it was really all about And he gave himself an A and a slash on each damned wrist And he hung it on the bathroom door because this time he didn't think he could reach the kitchen Quote Right
Quote Left Ignorance is not innocence but sin. Quote Right
Quote Left Existence, as we know it, is full of sorrow. To mention only one minor point every man is a condemned criminal, only he does not know the date of his execution. This is unpleasant for every man. Consequently every man does everything possible to postpone the date, and would sacrifice anything that he has if he could reverse the sentence. Practically all religions and all philosophies have started thus crudely, by promising their adherents some such reward as immortality. No religion has failed hitherto by not promising enough the present breaking up of all religions is due to the fact that people have asked to see the securities. Men have even renounced the important material advantages which a well-organized religion may confer upon a State, rather than acquiesce in fraud or falsehood, or even in any system which, if not proved guilty, is at least unable to demonstrate its innocence. Being more or less bankrupt, the best thing that we can do is to attack the problem afresh without preconceived ideas. Let us begin by doubting every statement. Let us find a way of subjecting every statement to the test of experiment. Is there any truth at all in the claims of various religions Let us examine the question. Quote Right
Quote Left I like spring, but it is too young. I like summer, but it is too proud. So I like best of all autumn, because its tone is mellower, its colours are richer, and it is tinged with a little sorrow. Its golden richness speaks not of the innocence of spring, nor the power of summer, but of the mellowness and kindly wisdom of approaching age. It knows the limitations of life and its content. Quote Right
Quote Left Innocence dwells with Wisdom, but never with Ignorance. Quote Right
Quote Left Chastity prays for me, piety sings, Innocence sweetens my last black breath,... Quote Right
Quote Left ... Insatiable, unfathomable, gluttony searches every land and every sea. Some animals it persecutes with snares and traps, with hunting nets, with hooks, sparing no sort of toil to obtain them . . . There is no peace allowed to any species of being . . . No wonder that with so discordant diet disease is ever varying. . . Count the cooks you will no longer wonder at the innumerable number of human maladies. … If these maxims are true, the Pythagorean principles as to abstaining from flesh foster innocence; if ill-founded they at least teach us frugality, and what loss have you in losing your cruelty? I merely deprive you of the food of lions and vultures ... We shall recover our sound reason only if we shall separate ourselves from the herd - the very fact of the approbation of the multitude is a proof of the unsoundness of the opinion or practice. Let us ask what is best, not what is customary. Let us love temperance - let us be just - let us refrain from bloodshed. None is so near the gods as he who shows kindness. Quote Right
Quote Left A man writes to throw off the poison which he has accumulated because of his false way of life. He is trying to recapture his innocence, yet all he succeeds in doing (by writing) is to inoculate the world with a virus of his disillusionment. No man would set a word down on paper if he had the courage to live out what he believed in. Quote Right
Quote Left In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning. Quote Right
Quote Left A little girl can be sweeter (and badder) oftener than anyone else in the world. She can jitter around, and stomp, and make funny noises that frazzle your nerves, yet just when you open your mouth she stands there demure with that special look in her eyes. A girl is Innocence playing in the mud, Beauty standing on its head, and Motherhood dragging a doll by the foot. Quote Right
Quote Left I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but innocence. Quote Right
Quote Left Every trait of beauty may be referred to some virtue, as to innocence, candor, generosity, modesty, or heroism. St. Pierre To cultivate the sense of the beautiful, is one of the most effectual ways of cultivating an appreciation of the divine goodness. Quote Right
Quote Left A native health and innocence Within my bones did grow,... Quote Right
Quote Left Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being. Quote Right
Quote Left Remorse is virtue's root; its fair increase are fruits of innocence and blessedness. Quote Right
Quote Left Can it be that chance has made me one of those women so immersed in one man that, whether they are barren or not, they carry with them to the grave the shriveled innocence of an old maid? Quote Right
Quote Left The little word is has its tragedies: it marries and identifies different things with the greatest innocence; and yet no two are ever identical, and if therein lies the charm of wedding them and calling them one, therein too lies the danger. Quote Right
Quote Left The Eastern steamboat passed us with music and a cheer, as if they were going to a ball, when they might be going to—Davy's locker. Quote Right
Quote Left The essential self is innocent, and when it tastes its own innocence knows that it lives for ever. Quote Right
Quote Left We must never allow the future to be weighed down by memory. For children have no past, and that is the whole secret of the magical innocence of their smiles. Quote Right
Quote Left We are prisoners of the world's demented sink. The soft enchantments of our years of innocence... Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left There is something peculiarly sinister and insidious in even a charge of disloyalty. Such a charge all too frequently places a strain on the reputation of an individual which is indelible and lasting, regardless of the complete innocence later proved. Quote Right
Quote Left Only the old are innocent. That is what the Victorians understood, and the Christians. Original sin is a property of the young. The old grow beyond corruption very quickly. Quote Right
Quote Left The trust I have is in mine innocence, and therefore am I bold and resolute. Quote Right
Quote Left The greenhorn is the ultimate victor in everything; it is he that gets the most out of life. Quote Right
Quote Left Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, the blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned. Quote Right
Quote Left It is innocence that is full and experience that is empty. It is innocence that wins and experience that loses. Quote Right
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Quote Left From her tiny hands to her rosy cheeks sprout love innocence and a blessing sec per sec , min to min, hr by the hr, day to day, to last a lifetime. Malaya Footracer is her name. The first baby Navajo Superhero, watch out she's bigger than life?? also in Sequels to "AMNESIA'S NIGHTLY MASSACRE'S " ? Quote Right
Quote Left Wisdom is hard won at the cost of our youth and innocence. Yet, it is truly treasured when needed most. Quote Right
Quote Left One Lemon ( bio form). One. Misfire, misfit, mistake, reject. Hell ushers, parents, 4 conspirators. I love good people, conversation and endings. I feel for unwed mothers, orphans and childless fathers. I fear my life story, innocence robbed, wearing a mask. I would have loved being part of a tree, a branch, loving seed. I shed tears in my gloom, rejected. Lemon Quote Right
Quote Left You are born with innocence, that's' how you should die Quote Right
Quote Left In my harbor, there was no lighthouse. Just two sharks that circled my innocence, grabbing a feel. A second-grade teacher followed by a ninth-grade janitor scenting blood, bait, boy as if I was their prey. The sea held this secret for fifty years and in its aftermath, nothing was ever at bay. Quote Right
Quote Left A violent person is one who is afraid of his own shadow and preys on the innocence. Quote Right
Quote Left Innocence is better than dishonest intelligence Quote Right
Quote Left Days of gaiety have long passed Prudence has bested innocence Quote Right
Quote Left "Innocence of mind decline the malice of society" Quote Right
Quote Left Submit yourself to embracing life, if not life will overwhelm you. Rather lose love and know heartache, as appose to never knowing and never living. The love and innocence of a child to a mother inspires that we search our hearts. Quote Right
Quote Left Submit yourself to embracing life, if not life will overwhelm you. Rather lose love and know heartache, as appose to never knowing and never living. The love and innocence of a child to a mother inspires that we search our hearts. Quote Right
Quote Left The only truly pure human innocence is that beyond a child's eyes... Quote Right
Quote Left Love remains pure love in innocence only because there's no calculation. Quote Right
Quote Left Love is born in innocence, hate has to be taught or learned. Quote Right
Quote Left Innocence love of a child. Quote Right