A Quote by Lyman Abbott on innocence, life, temptation, vices, and virtue

Every life is a march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice.

Lyman Abbott (1835 - 1922)

Source: Complete Toastmaster, by Herbert V. Prochnow, 1960.

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A Quote by Loren Eiseley on belief, choice, and innocence

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

Loren Eiseley (1907 - 1977)

Source: The Places Below

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A Quote by Lord Salisbury on belief, doctors, innocence, and military

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

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A Quote by Lionel Herrera on execution, innocence, mistakes, and society

I am innocent, innocent, innocent. Make no mistake about this. I owe society nothing. I am an innocent man and something very wrong is taking place tonight. [Executed by injection. ]

Lionel Herrera

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A Quote by Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard on innocence

Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature.

Kin Hubbard (1868 - 1930)

Source: Saying

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on beauty, belief, despair, earth, eternity, god, goodness, happiness, heaven, innocence, learning, life, purpose, secrets, sorrow, spirit, and worship

Vain are the beliefs and teachings that make man miserable, and false is the goodness that leads him into sorrow and despair, for it is man's purpose to be happy on this earth and lead the way to felicity and preach its gospel wherever he goes. He who does not see the kingdom of heaven in this life will never see it in the coming life. We came not into this life by exile, but we came as innocent creatures of God, to learn how to worship the holy and eternal spirit and seek the hidden secrets within ourselves from the beauty of life.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by John Milton on abstinence, christianity, immortality, innocence, praise, vices, virtue, and world

He that can apprehend and consider vice with all her baits and seeming pleasures, and yet abstain, and yet distinguish, and yet prefer that which is truly better, he is the true wayfaring Christian. I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and sees her adversary, but slinks out of the race, where that immortal garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat. Assuredly we bring not innocence into the world, we bring impurity much rather: that which purifies us is trial, and trial is by what is contrary.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Areopagitica

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A Quote by John Dryden on children, innocence, and wit

Her wit was more than man, her innocence a child.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

Source: Elegy on Mrs. Killegrew, Line 70.

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A Quote by James Boswell on conversation, good, innocence, and wit

For my own part I think no innocent species of wit or pleasantry should be suppressed: and that a good pun may be admitted among the smaller excellencies of lively conversation.

James Boswell (1740 - 1795)

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A Quote by James Beattie on faith, innocence, modesty, patience, and serenity

Zealous, yet modest; innocent, though free; Patient of toil, serene amidst alarms; Inflexible in faith, invincible in arms.

James Beattie (1735 - 1803)

Source: The Minstrel. Book i. Stanza 11.

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