A story of innocence in a world of ignorance.
Duluth! The word fell upon my ear with a peculiar and indescribable charm, like the gentle murmur of a low fountain stealing forth in the midst of roses, or the soft sweet accent of an angel’s whisper in the bright, joyous dream of sleeping innocence. ’T was the name for which my soul had panted for years, as the hart panteth for the water-brooks.j(ames) proctor knott
The pose of innocence is as mandatory as the ability to eat banquet food and endure the scourging of the press.lewis h. lapham
For I had expected always Some brightness to hold in trust , Some final innocence To save from duststephen spender
Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.Albert Camus
Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.
innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue.
Nay, droop not, fellows; innocence should be bold.Philip Massinger
I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and sees her adversary, but slinks out of the race where that immortal garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat. Assuredly we bring not innocence into the world, we bring impurity much rather; that which purifies us is trial, and trial is by what is contrary.john milton
A gaudy dress and gentle airMay slightly touch the heart;But it's innocence and modestythat polished the dart.Robert Burns
I want to talk about the internet, the impact it is having on the innocence of our children, how online pornography is corroding childhood and how, in the darkest corners of the internet, there are things going on that are a direct danger to our children, and that must be stamped out.david cameron
White and shining virgin of all human virtues, ark of the covenant between earth and heaven, tender and strong companion partaking of the lion and of the lamb, Prayer! Prayer will give you the key of heaven! Bold and pure as innocence, strong, like all that is single and simple, this glorious, invincible Queen rests, nevertheless, on the material world; she takes possession of it; like the sun, she clasps it in a circle of light.honoré de balzac
The silliest and most tendentious of baseball writing tries to wrest profundity from the spectacle of grown men hitting a ball with a stick by suggesting linkages between the sport and deep issues of morality, parenthood, history, lost innocence, gentleness, and so on, seemingly ad infinitum . (The effort reeks of silliness because baseball is profound all by itself and needs no excuses; people who don't know this are not fans and are therefore unreachable anyway.)stephen jay gould
And I've also written a play called Miranda , about what happens afterwards on the ship on the way home. It's about what happens to innocence and how it has to be destroyed.Peter Greenaway
In the light of that martial code whereby it was formally to be judged, innocence and guilt personified in Claggart and Budd in effect changed places. In a legal view the apparent victim of the tragedy was he who had sought to victimize a man blameless; and the indisputable deed of the latter, navally regarded, constituted the most heinous of military crimes.Herman Melville
The world mistakes Palestinian military weakness for moral innocence .ilana mercer
The innocence which is simply ignorance is not virtue.john lancaster spalding
That's what it takes to be a hero, a little gem of innocence inside you that makes you want to believe that there still exists a right and wrong, that decency will somehow triumph in the end.
Assuredly we bring not innocence not the world, we bring impurity much rather: that which purifies us is trial, and trial is by what is contrary.
The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight...
Lust and greed are more gullible than innocence.
Fair quiet, have I found thee here, And innocence thy Sister dear! Mistaken long, I sought you then In busy companies of men.Andrew Marvell
innocence in genius, and candor in power, are both noble qualities.