Quotes of the Day for 28 December 2002 – Innocence
When Herod learned that a new King had been born at Bethlehem, he ordered all the infant males put to death. The Christian church observes today as the Feast of the Holy Innocents in honor of the first Christian martyrs, and today's quotes are on the theme of Innocence.
Children are innocent and love justice, while most adults are wicked and prefer mercy.
- G. K. Chesterton
Experience, which destroys innocence, also leads one back to it.
- James Baldwin
Whoever blushes, is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau, 1712 - 1778
Every life is a march from innocence, through temptation, to virtue or vice.
- Lyman Abbott
Guilt is ever at a loss, and confusion waits upon it; while innocence and bold truth are always ready for expression.
- William Congreve
The silence, often of pure innocence,
persuades where speaking fails.
- William Shakespeare, A Winter's Tale
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