innocence

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on america, benevolence, certainty, character, christianity, country, effort, fatherhood, innocence, inventions, jesus, morality, religion, support, and traditions

The efforts of certain Christian factions to cast themselves as the inheritors of America's Judaeo-Christian tradition find little support in the embarrassing heterodoxy of this Founding Father: "But the greatest of all reformers of the depraved religion of his own country was Jesus of Nazareth. Abstracting what is really his from the rubbish in which it is buried, easily distinguished by its lustre from the dross of his biographers, and as separable as the diamond from the dunghill, we have the outlines of a system of the most sublime morality which has ever fallen from the lips of man; outlines which it is lamentable he did not live to fill up. . . . The establishment of the innocent and genuine character of this benevolent moralist, and the rescuing it from the imputation of imposture, which has resulted from artificial systems, invented by ultra-Christian sects, unauthorized by a single word ever uttered by him, is a most desirable object. . . ."

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Letter to William Short, October 31 (Halloween), 1819

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A Quote by Thelma Ritter on birth, fatherhood, innocence, judgment, justice, lawyers, love, neighbors, and trouble

Stella: I got a nose for trouble. I can smell it ten miles away. . . . I can smell trouble right here in this apartment. First you smash your leg. Then you get to lookin' out the window. See things you shouldn't see. Trouble. I can see you in court now, surrounded by a bunch of lawyers in double-breasted suits. You're pleading: 'Judge, it was only a little bit of innocent fun. I love my neighbors like a father.' And the Judge says, 'Well, congratulations, you've just given birth to three years in. . . .'

Thelma Ritter (19 -)

Source: As Stella speaking to Jeff (Jimmy Stewart) in Rear Window

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on innocence, life, people, pleasure, present, and time

No enjoyment, however inconsiderable, is confined to the present moment. A man is the happier for life from having made once an agreeable tour, or lived for any length of time with pleasant people, or enjoyed any considerable interval of innocent pleasure.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

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A Quote by Sir William Blackstone on guilt, innocence, and suffering

It is better that ten guilty persons escape than one innocent suffer.

Sir William Blackstone (1723 - 1780)

Source: Commentaries on the Laws of England

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A Quote by Sir William Blackstone on guilt, innocence, and suffering

It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffer.

Sir William Blackstone (1723 - 1780)

Source: Commentaries on the Laws of England, 1765

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A Quote by Sanjay Singh on death, innocence, justice, and world

The world is not all rosy, There is no universal justice. No one ever gets what they deserve The rich keep on getting richer And climbing up on the bodies of the poor. The innocent always die, unknown and forgotten The rich, the mighty, the powerful

Sanjay Singh

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on age, innocence, and modesty

An age that melts in unperceiv'd decay, And glides in modest innocence away.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Vanity of Human Wishes. Line 293.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on friendship, innocence, and sincerity

Officious, innocent, sincere, Of every friendless name the friend.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Verses on the Death of Mr. Robert Levet. Stanza ?.

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A Quote by Russell M. Nelson on children, departure, god, innocence, men, practice, punishment, and women

Abortion sheds that innocent blood. Now, as a servant of the Lord, I dutifully warn those who advocate and practice abortion that they incur the wrath of Almighty God, who declared, "If men... hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her . . . he shall be surely punished."

Russell M. Nelson (1924 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1985; Exodus 21:22, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Robert Southey on authority, body, conscience, god, innocence, judgment, mind, pleasure, reason, spirituality, strength, and tenderness

Would you who judge of the lawfulness or unlawfulness of pleasure, take this rule; whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off the relish of spiritual things; in short; whatever increases the strength and authority of your body over your mind, that is sin to you; however innocent it may be in itself.

Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)

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