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Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.

Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.

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Innocence is always unsuspicious.

Innocence is always unsuspicious.

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"In innocence there is no strength against evil," said
Sparrowhawk, a little wryly. "But there is strength in it read more

"In innocence there is no strength against evil," said
Sparrowhawk, a little wryly. "But there is strength in it for
good."

by Ursula K. Le Guin Found in: Innocence Quotes,
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A mind conscious of innocence laughs at the lies of rumor.

A mind conscious of innocence laughs at the lies of rumor.

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The innocent and the beautiful Have no enemy but time

The innocent and the beautiful Have no enemy but time

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Know you what it is to be a child? It is to be something very different from the man of read more

Know you what it is to be a child? It is to be something very different from the man of to-day. It is to have a spirit yet streaming from the waters of baptism; it is to believe in love, to believe in loveliness, to believe in belief; it is to be so little that the elves can reach to whisper in your ear; it is to turn pumpkins into coaches, and mice into horses, lowness into loftiness, and nothing into everything, for each child has its fairy godmother in its own soul.

by Francis Thompson Found in: Innocence Quotes,
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But thus: if powers divine
Behold our human actions, as they do,
I doubt not then but read more

But thus: if powers divine
Behold our human actions, as they do,
I doubt not then but innocence shall make
False accusation blush and tyranny
Tremble at patience.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Innocence Quotes,
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O, white innocence,
That thou shouldst wear the mask of guilt to hide
Thine awful and serenest read more

O, white innocence,
That thou shouldst wear the mask of guilt to hide
Thine awful and serenest countenance
From those who know thee not!

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We were as twinned lambs that did frisk i' th' sun,
And bleat the one at th' other. What read more

We were as twinned lambs that did frisk i' th' sun,
And bleat the one at th' other. What we changed
Was innocence for innocence; we knew not
The doctrine of ill-doing, nor dreamed
That any did.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Innocence Quotes,
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