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Ah, where have gone all my goodness and all my shame and all my belief in the good! Ah, where is the lying innocence which I once possessed, the innocence of the good and of their noble lies! (Thus Spoke Zarathustra) - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche


Through our own recovered innocence we discern the innocence of our neighbors. - Henry David Thoreau


Mystery and innocence are not akin. - Hosea Ballou


Choices, more choices than we like afterward to believe, are made far backward in the innocence of childhood. - Loren Eiseley


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. - John Milton


Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau


Ignorance is not innocence, but sin. - Robert Browning


People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster. - James Arthur Baldwin


Power is something of which I am convinced there is no innocence this side of the womb. - Nadine Gordimer