A Quote by Robert Browning on ignorance and innocence

Ignorance is not innocence but sin.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: The Inn Album

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A Quote by Paul Gallico on beauty, christmas, cities, custom, future, generations, innocence, losing, and television

It is the custom to sneer at the modern apartment-house, television, big-city Christmas, with its commercial taint . . . office parties, artificial . . . Christmas trees . . . but future generations in search of their lost Christmases may well remember its innocence; yes, and its beauty, too.

Paul Gallico (1897 - 1976)

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A Quote by Pablo Neruda on death, innocence, shame, time, and war

Perhaps this war will pass like the others which divided us leaving us dead, killing us along with the killers but the shame of this time puts its burning fingers to our faces. Who will erase the ruthlessness hidden in innocent blood?

Pablo Neruda (1904 - 1973)

Source: The Watersong Ends

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on companions, health, ignorance, innocence, and wealth

His best companions, innocence and health; And his best riches, ignorance of wealth.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Deserted Village

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on babies, citizenship, death, delusion, immortality, innocence, life, questions, rudeness, seduction, simplicity, women, wonder, and world

The great physician, Dr. Henry G. Armitage, Jr., states, "Not without comment shall it come to pass that a state (so fretful for the preservation of the praying mantis but holding an unborn baby to be of no account) can send a spark of immortality swinging out into limbo and conspire with citizen and physician to turn a fragile, living object of simple innocence and complex wonder into a pathetic pulp and consign it by rude and peremptory passage to the furnace or sewer - unknown, unwanted [and] undefended." He further questions how a woman as "the fertile adornment of our race can be deluded into the notion that she is a mere poetress of unwanted luggage or be by blandishment seduced into believing that she has dominion over life not her own." He says, "An abortion is never commonplace, for the world holds no heartbreak like the death of innocence."

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Morality, p. 151, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne on dictionary, evil, good, innocence, and words

Words, - so innocent and powerless are they, as standing in a dictionary; how potent for good and evil they become to one who knows how to combine them!

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864)

Source: The Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne

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A Quote by Nadine Gordimer on innocence and power

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

Nadine Gordimer (1937 -)

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A Quote by Miyamoto Musashi on bliss, buddhism, compassion, doctors, innocence, intelligence, laws, learning, life, motherhood, poets, salvation, skill, and teaching

As the innocent infant relies upon the mother for sustenance, so the innocent wanderer, following his native compassion and bliss, relies upon the natural intelligence of life to sustain him. There are various Ways. There is the Way of salvation by the law of Buddha, the Way of Confucius governing the Way of learning, the Way of healing as a doctor, as a poet teaching the Way of Waka, tea, archery, and many arts and skills. Each man practices as he feels inclined.

Miyamoto Musashi (1584 - 1645)

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A Quote by Marianne Craig Moore on guilt and innocence

What is our innocence, What is our guilt? All are naked, none is safe.

Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)

Source: What Are Years? 1941

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on birth, chastity, christianity, conscience, danger, emotion, feeling, good, heart, imagination, innocence, inventions, life, love, mind, opportunity, order, passion, sacrifice, time, virtue, and world

All the great amusements are dangerous for the Christian life. But among all the amusements that the world has invented, none is to be more feared than the theatre. Drama is such a realistic and sensitive representation of the passions that it excites them, and gives birth to such passions in our heart. This is especially true of the passion of love, chiefly when the playwright presents it as chaste and virtuous; for the more innocent the passion seems to innocent natures, the more capable they are of being touched. At the same time, they form their conscience on the decency of these sentiments, and they imagine that no harm can come from a love so good. So they leave the theatre with their hearts so full of all the sweetness of love, and the mind so convinced of its innocence, that they are ready to receive their first emotions - or, rather, to seek out the opportunity to arouse such feelings in someone's heart, in order to receive the same pleasures and the same sacrifices that they have seen so aptly shown on the stage.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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