Innocent Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old innocent quotes, innocent sayings, and innocent proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The innocent seldom find an uncomfortable pillow. William Cowper
The innocence of childhood is like the innocence of a lot of animals. Clint Eastwood
Innocence is a kind of insanity. Graham Greene
The innocent and the guiltless may not ask the apologies since one has not, even the clue of it. Ehsan Sehgal
It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't. Mignon McLaughlin
The innocence of children is what makes them stand out as a shining example to the rest of mankind. Kurt Chambers
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
Ignorance is not innocence but sin. Robert Browning
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. Graham Greene
Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue. Anatole France
It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one. Voltaire
Innocence, once lost, can never be regained; Darkness, once gazed upon, can never be lost. John Milton
Innocence is like polished armor; it adorns and defends. Robert South
Everyone is innocent unless proven otherwise. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
The essential self is innocent, and when it tastes its own innocence knows that it lives for ever. John Updike
There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human- in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time. Anonymous
Innocence tinctures all things with brightest hues. Edward Albert Counsel
The artificial is always innocent. Frank O'Hara
Innocence is always unsuspicious. Thomas C. Haliburton
Innocence is a language only mother nature teaches. Jasmina Siderovski
Innocence is its own defense. Benjamin Franklin
One person's trauma is another's loss of innocence. Jodi Picoult
We each begin in innocence. We all become guilty. Leonard Peltier
The innocent is the person who explains nothing. Albert Camus
Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you're in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you. Deepak Chopra
The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time. William Butler Yeats
A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act. Mahatma Gandhi
Innocent people have been drawn into someone else's conflict. Mark Wiley
Always the innocent are the first victims, so it has been for ages past, so it is now. J.K. Rowling
There's always a wild side to an innocent face. Anonymous
Remaining childish is a tremendous state of innocence. John Lydon
Behind innocence there gathers a clotted mass of superstition, of twisted and misdirected impulse; clandestine flirtation, fads, and ragtime fill the unventilated mind. Walter Lippmann
The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool. Stephen King
The truly innocent are those who not only are guiltless themselves, but who think others are. Josh Billings
It is better that ten guilty persons escape than one innocent suffer. Sir Willam Blackstone
The innocent are so few that two of them seldom meet— when they do, their victims lie strewn around. Elizabeth Bowen
We have no choice but to be guilty. God is unthinkable if we are innocent. Archibald MacLeish
When you've known innocence, when you've seen it sleep at your side, you never quite forget it. It changes you. Jeanne Moreau
I was the perfect dupe. I believed everything anybody ever told me. I was full of the highest hopes and the most unbelievable innocence. Oskar Werner
The innocent have nothing to fear. Lynn Weil
A mind conscious of innocence laughs at the lies of rumor. Roman Proverb
An innocent heart suspects no guile. Portuguese Proverb
Innocence plays in the backyard of ignorance. Polish Proverb
No protection is so sure as that of innocence. Roman Proverb
He is armed without who is innocent within, be this thy screen, and this thy wall of brass. Horace
What is a stronger breastplate than a heart untainted? Shakespeare
Innocence is but a poor substitute for experience. Bulwer
There is no courage but in innocence; no constancy but in an honest cause. Southern
To be innocent is to be not guilty, but to be virtuous is to overcome our evil inclinations. Penn
The innocence that feels no risk and is taught no caution, is more vulnerable than guilt, and oftener assailed. N.P. Willis
O, innocence, the sacred amulet against all the poisons of infirmity, and all misfortunes, injury, and death. Chapman
Innocence and mystery never dwell long together. Mad Necker
Against the head which innocence secures, insidious malice aims her darts in vain; turned backward by the powerful breath of heaven. Johnson
The smell of innocent blood has ever been considered a divine perfume. Robert Green Ingersoll
You can't blame the innocent; they are always guiltless. All you can do is control them or eliminate them. Graham Greene
What is our innocence, what is our guilt? All are naked, none is safe. Marianne Moore
Time that is intolerant / Of the brave and the innocent, / And indifferent in a week / To a beautiful physique. W.H. Auden
There are no innocent bystanders. What were they doing there in the first place? William S. Burroughs
Avoid killing the innocent child inside you. It could also result in the death of 'the opportunity of learning. Mitali Bajaj
He that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent. Proverbs 28:20
We cannot play innocents abroad in a world that's not innocent. Ronald Reagan
The protective mystical force of the innocent will kill whoever speaks ill about him or her. Yoruba Proverb
Yet the sweet converse of an innocent mind, / Whose words are images of thoughts refined, / Is my soul's pleasure. John Keats
A mind at peace with all below, / A heart whose love is innocent! Byron