Quotation Explorer - 'Innocent'

In it's purest form, an act of retribution provides symmetry. The rendering payment of crimes against the innocent. But a danger on retaliation lies on the furthering cycle of violence. Still, it's a risk that must be met; and the greater offense is to allow the guilty go unpunished. - Emily Thorne
It is education that grows flowers in innocent minds to reveal beauty. - Debasish Mridha
It costs a lot more than your life. To murder innocent people? It costs everything you are. - Suzanne Collins
Justice, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. Some see an innocent victim. Others will see evil incarnate getting exactly what's deserved. - Emily Thorne
I was against the Iraq war I was against the Afghan war I was against bombing Libya and Syria but to be quite honest and with a heavy heart because more innocent people are gonna be killed....We have to step in and help wipeout ISIS! - Cal Sarwar
My view is that, if you think that money brings problems, you have a problem with money. The money itself is innocent. - Derric Yuh Ndim
The scholar only knows how dear these silent, yet eloquent, companions of pure thoughts and innocent hours become in the season of adversity. When all that is worldly turns to dross around us, these only retain their steady value. - Washington Irving
Half of my life passed searching for the evil that makes me to do wrong things, until I found innocent evils trapped in me. - M.F. Moonzajer
I write almost always in the third person, and I don't think the narrator is male or female anyway. They're both, and young and old, and wise and silly, and sceptical and credulous, and innocent and experienced, all at once. Narrators are not even human - they're sprites. - Philip Pullman
Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature. - Kin Hubbard
Too much mercy... often resulted in further crimes which were fatal to innocent victims who need not have been victims if justice had been put first and mercy second. - Agatha Christie
Cruelty against innocent helpless animals is the worst form of violence. - Debasish Mridha
The innocent little girl said at the end of her prayer "Jesus, please take care of yourself because if anything happens to you, we are all in trouble - Kingsley Opuwari Manuel
To literary critics a book is assumed to be guilty until it proves itself innocent. - Nelson Algren
I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman. - Anaïs Nin
There is no moral difference between a Stealth bomber and a suicide bomber. They both kill innocent people for political reasons. - Tony Benn
Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them. - Nathaniel Hawthorne
Eccentricity is not, as some would believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd. - Edith Sitwell
You can never hurt anyone without hurting yourself. Never hurt an innocent, loving, and kind animal. - Debasish Mridha
How do we still believe that human nature is not evil when 60 years old men rape 3 years innocent girls? - M.F. Moonzajer
I'm just an innocent racist who likes to flirt with young adult women And I meet emotionally retarded misfits who are kinky about infants' feet, scheming psychopaths, suicidal emos, brain dead skinheads and mestizos posing as white supremacists. - Greg Deane
Be ye innocent as doves yet wise as serphants" new testament quoted by and applied to karate - Elvis Presley
Liars don't lie to those who are innocent, they lie to those who know the truth - Aireen C. Pontillo
They still live. They breathe, they love each other, they find joy in the world around them for no other reason than because they are children. They are resilient. They will always rise above. Always. It is a curious facet of the innocent young. - Amelia Fisher
For children are innocent and love justice, while most of us are wicked and naturally prefer mercy. - G.K. Chesterton
There are very few innocent sentences in writing. - David Foster Wallace
The wild is where you find it, not in some distant world relegated to a nostalgic past or an idealized future; its presence is not black or white, bad or good, corrupted or innocent... We are of that nature, not apart from it. We survive because of it, not instead of it. - Renee Askins
Methought I heard a voice cry, "Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep!"- the innocent sleep. - William Shakespeare
Let us never be afraid of innocent joy; God is good and what he does is well done; resign yourself to everything, even happiness; ask for the spirit of sacrifice, of detachment, of renunciation, and above all, for the spirit of joy and gratitude. - Henri-Frédéric Amiel
There was something appealing in thinking of a character with a secret life that her author knew nothing about. Slipping off while the author's back was turned, to find love in her own way. Showing up just in time to deliver the next bit of dialogue with an innocent face. - Karen Joy Fowler
People claiming to be Christians and advocating the murder of innocent people - just aren't Christians at all - Christina Engela
Despite its dark veins, the transparency of dragonfly’s wings assures me of a pure, innocent world - Munia Khan
Peace is an innocent child hated by some deviant and those who hate him will find no peace ever in their lives! - Mehmet Murat ildan
We can no longer believe that after death, if we have sinned, we shall enter hell. Hell has been acted out here on Earth in the time of Nazi Germany, when even the innocent went in their millions to a hell that beggars the imagination. A profound change in attitude has come about as a result. - Brian W. Aldiss
...And eventually, he (Charles Manson) testified to an empty court, as Bugliosi had convinced the presiding judge Older, that Manson's hypnotic powers might convince the jury he was innocent. - Nikolas Schreck
I don't hate you. I love you and adore you because you are so innocent you don't know what you are doing. - Debasish Mridha
There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. - Ayn Rand
A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective. - Edward Teller
When you focus on revenge, you're uploading only negativity to your system. You should focus on moving forward and enjoy the little things in life. For we know, that innocent smile of yours is a big obstacle in the eyes of the haters. - Fasela Oosterwolde
There’s no blade sharper than the truth under the Sun, it’s enlightens the mind, releases the captives, condemns the guilty and spares the innocent; it’s the only weapon a hero ever needs to fight a war, the one which is conducted without a need of any Iron blade! - Marcus L. Lukusa
For the innocent, the past may hold a reward, but for the treacherous it's only a matter of time before the past delivers what they truly deserve. - Emily Thorne
To your parents you are still that innocent baby, and sometimes even you will need your father's hand and your mother's lap. - Amit Kalantri
I write, as far as I can tell, because writing is a black sheep sibling of prayer, an urgent struggle against a bad connection, intent, hopeful, innocent, never quite good enough. - Kirk Wilson
All technology should be assumed guilty until proven innocent.
Always take comfort in your sweet and innocent, childish manifestations, because the day you lose that essence, that glorious eccentricity, the yearning and longing to investigate all that surrounds you in this vast and wondrous world, is the day your soul shall die. - Amelia Dashwood
In self-defense and in defense of the innocent, cowardice is the only sin. - Dean Koontz
There is something simply beautiful and simply innocent, in being human. It is just so innocent and beautiful. I love it. - C. JoyBell C.
It reminds me that we are born innocent but ignorant, and that to remedy the second of these conditions we inevitably surrender the first. - Martha N. Beck
If you believe that the killing of innocent people is right, then you are not part of my future. - King Abdullah II
The whole thing could have been uncomfortable if all your wishes were to be drowned in to the sea or passed through a heart of a lion that shed not the innocent blood. - Auliq Ice
I believe beauty is action. If my action can bring smiles in the innocent faces of people then my act is beautiful. - Runa Maharjan
Because what's perplexing is not that you and I encounter suffering in this life; what's really perplexing is that He suffered in our place. Why did the innocent One suffer for our sins? - C.J. Mahaney
I respect all the innocent souls because they are kind enough to forgive the selfish people around them. - Saurabh Sharma
think of the condition of Europe for twenty years before, where people were fighting, not by thousands, but by millions; each one of whom as he struck his enemy wounded horribly some other innocent heart far away. - William Makepeace Thackeray
There was no one innocent amongst us, I realized then. We were all sinners, one way or the other. We hurt with our hands, with our mouths, or with our minds. But what matters was the ‘why’.~Eyes of a Goddess - Ukamaka Olisakwe
The truth reveals itself in the most innocent of ways. You can lie and deceive, attempt to bury that which you wish to remain unseen. Yet the truth flourishes, rising from it's prison to stand tall for all to see. - D. Alma
...You can't blame the innocent, they are always guiltless. All you can do is control them or eliminate them. Innocence is a kind of insanity.
Everyone understands the pain that accompanies death,but genuine pain doesn't live in the spirit,nor in the air, nor in our lives,nor on these terraces of billowing smoke.The genuine pain that keeps everything awakeis a tiny, infinite burnon the innocent eyes of other systems. - Federico García Lorca
When you take a stand against injustice inflicted upon innocent people, there will be those who will hate you for it. - Ellen J. Barrier
Thus, from admiration of one wise and innocent child, and from a misheard remark, the process that not even Aristotle could codify was triggered. Where do you get your ideas? I purposely mishear things. - Harlan Ellison
Corruption ultimately guilts the corrupt, and it hardens the innocent who suffer as a result of it. It isn't the young who corrupt the old, rather it's the inverse.The aim of the old should be to ensure that the young grow up incorruptible. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
Peace is in selfless caringPeace is in true understanding Peace is in undeserved kindnessPeace is in joyful forgiveness Peace is in innocent trustPeace is in becoming justPeace is in a dancing butterfly Peace is in a clear starry skyPeace is a child's loving kissPeace is a life's pure bliss - Debasish Mridha
Being a cat means beautiful, agile, innocent, brave, curious and trust also honorable respect for as much as not so doing bribery. - Sekar Arum
Every time a war ends, under a beautiful sun, on the face of a crying child; I see a rainbow of hope over the innocent teardrops. - Mehmet Murat ildan
nowhere in this universe does evil exist except in the mind of mankind. only man can take an idea or symbol which is so simple and innocent, and then twist it and corrupt it until it is something to hate or kill one another over. - Andrew James Pritchard
Secrets can kill the innocent and enchant the guilty. - Alexis Hurley
I have no words to express my sadness, grief, and frustration. I never thought Bengali people could do such a heinous and atrocious thing. My heart goes out to those innocent victims and their families. - Debasish Mridha
I am a baby, I am a child, I am the innocent wonder in my eyes I am a glimpse, I am a sign, of someone I can be, someone I might I am not one, I am not two, but I am a million things entwined I am a piece, I am a slice, strung together by the yarns of time. - Sanober Khan
What strange phenomena we find in a great city, all we need do is stroll about with our eyes open. Life swarms with innocent monsters. - Charles Baudelaire
PLAGUE, n. In ancient times a general punishment of the innocent for admonition of their ruler, as in the familiar instance of Pharaoh the Immune. The plague as we of to-day have the happiness to know it is merely Nature's fortuitous manifestation of her purposeless objectionableness. - Ambrose Bierce
Even though their marriage had been dead for over two years (her words, not mine), this put her in the role of the innocent. She was now a woman scorned. ~Shattered Reality - Brenda Perlin
Age isn't triggered by wrinkles,nor by the reduction of strong footing,for the true youth exists effectively in your heart,brightens through your smile and beats slow when your heart is right, innocent like that of a child - Nwilliams S C
A seagull flying beautifully is heaven; a seagull hunting an innocent fish is hell! Existence is heaven and hell, joy and horror! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Children have such an innocent view of their world and surroundings; every thought is a garden full of wonder. - C.J. Heck
There aren't any GOOD guys. You realize that, don't you? I mean: there aren't EVIL guys, and INNOCENT guys. It's just - it's just... It's just a bunch of guys. - Jake Kasdan
An innocent mind is a rarity. Society corrupts us all, even if only a little. - Caitlyn Paige
Innocent and joyfulI take your handfor I know you judge not,you simply understand.You are my companionon this voyage of discovery,singing sweet soft musicto the universe inside of me. - Jay Woodman
As long as people will shed the blood of innocent creatures there can be no peace, no liberty, no harmony between people. Slaughter and justice cannot dwell together. - Isaac Bashevis Singer
If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent; if you believe the military, nothing is safe. - Lord Salisbury
Words -- so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them. - Nathaniel Hawthorne
I cannot perceive that you're still a girl. Ur kisses don't seem so innocent. They just drive me crazy!" #MilanoVeneziani. #ItalianPassion - Olga GOA
I'm not naive or innocent, and neither are you, folks! We all know, to win in politics, you can't just be on the right team, fighting for the right thing and wanting to do a little bit of good for your fellow citizens. You've also got to be able to afford to compete. - Radwan Chowdhury
Any new venture goes through the following stages: enthusiasm, complication, disillusionment, search for the guilty, punishment of the innocent, and decoration of those who did nothing. - Unknown
It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one. - Voltaire
Don't Have The Power To Stare At The Sun. I Can Only Try Even I Know I'll Fail. At Least I Have The Courage To Do That. I Know My Power And I Know My Shortcomings Which Most of The People Cannot Even Realize About Their Own. I'm Powerful In My Own Little Innocent World.... - Muhammad Imran Hasan
When I see an evil person, I cannot believe that once he was an innocent and sweet baby. - Amit Kalantri
I realize how depraved it was to instill false guilt in an innocent child's conscience, causing a distorted image of life, God, & self, leaving little if any feeling of personal worth. - Mary Griffith
Let’s stand against the killing of innocent civilians. It is time to make the future better than today. Together we can bring peace and unity to our communities. - Widad Akreyi
And these are the sametype of people who killthe innocent andjustify it by sayingThey’ve gone to bewith Jesus nowBut we won’t talkabout how theycrucified Him, too - Phil Volatile
Day after day, the globalization of terrorism becomes more evident. This is the one of the biggest challenges we are facing. We must stand with the innocent people around the world who are suffering or have lost their loved ones as a result of terrorism. - Widad Akreyi
Seek happiness in tranquility and avoid ambition even if it be only the apparently innocent one of distinguishing yourself in science and discoveries. - Mary Shelley
A rule without exceptions is an instrument capable of doing mischief to the innocent and bringing grief -- as well as injustice -- to those who should gain exemptions from the rule's functioning. - Derrick A. Bell
[Murder] doesn't concern the victim and the guilty only. It affects the innocent too. You and I are innocent, but the shadow of murder has touched us. We don't know how that shadow is going to affect our lives. - Agatha Christie
Don’t mention me about your religion! Show me your heart! If you have the heart of an innocent child, you have the best religion, even if you are a nonbeliever! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent. - George Orwell
Not guilty doesn't mean you're innocent. - Tom Leveen
Abuse the innocent and create a monster. - Jaime Tenorio Valenzuela
What then have I done? What, except yield to a natural feeling, inspired by beauty, sanctioned by virtue and kept at all times within the bounds of respect. It's innocent expression prompted not by hope but by trust.
As each child looks at the world through innocent eyes all they can see, Is the worlds way of life and the way they think their lives should be.
To fill your heart with love, just love an innocent animal. - Debasish Mridha
I will follow anyoneAnd ask everyoneTo stand together as one nationAgainst the killing of innocent citizens - Widad Akreyi
The moment you let the mind overpower you, you get disconnected from nature. By and by you become less receptive more reactive; less innocent more cunning. Be wiser! - Ramana Pemmaraju
Without freedom from the past, there is no freedom at all, because the mind is never new, fresh, innocent. - Krishnamurti
There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people. - Howard Zinn
To look beautiful and innocent all the time, keep your heart beautiful and innocent all the time! - Mehmet Murat ildan
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