Innocent Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old innocent quotes, innocent sayings, and innocent proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The innocent seldom find an uncomfortable pillow.     

William Cowper

The innocence of childhood is like the innocence of a lot of animals.     

Clint Eastwood

Innocence is a kind of insanity.     

Graham Greene

The innocent and the guiltless may not ask the apologies since one has not, even the clue of it.     

Ehsan Sehgal

It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't.     

Mignon McLaughlin

The innocence of children is what makes them stand out as a shining example to the rest of mankind.     

Kurt Chambers

Innocence ain't all it's cracked up to be, you know. Innocent little kids rip the wings off flies, because they don't know any better. That's innocence     

Joe Hill

Ignorance is not innocence but sin.     

Robert Browning

Innocence always calls mutely for protection when we would be so much wiser to guard ourselves against it: innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm.     

Graham Greene

Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.     

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue.     

Anatole France

It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.     


Innocence, once lost, can never be regained; Darkness, once gazed upon, can never be lost.     

John Milton

Innocence is like polished armor; it adorns and defends.     

Robert South

Everyone is innocent unless proven otherwise.     

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

The essential self is innocent, and when it tastes its own innocence knows that it lives for ever.     

John Updike

There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human- in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time.     


Innocence tinctures all things with brightest hues.     

Edward Albert Counsel

The artificial is always innocent.     

Frank O'Hara

Innocence is always unsuspicious.     

Thomas C. Haliburton

Innocence is a language only mother nature teaches.     

Jasmina Siderovski

Innocence is its own defense.     

Benjamin Franklin

One person's trauma is another's loss of innocence.     

Jodi Picoult

We each begin in innocence. We all become guilty.     

Leonard Peltier

The innocent is the person who explains nothing.     

Albert Camus

Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you're in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you.     

Deepak Chopra

The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time.     

William Butler Yeats

A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Innocent people have been drawn into someone else's conflict.     

Mark Wiley

Always the innocent are the first victims, so it has been for ages past, so it is now.     

J.K. Rowling

There's always a wild side to an innocent face.     


Remaining childish is a tremendous state of innocence.     

John Lydon

Behind innocence there gathers a clotted mass of superstition, of twisted and misdirected impulse; clandestine flirtation, fads, and ragtime fill the unventilated mind.     

Walter Lippmann

The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.     

Stephen King

The truly innocent are those who not only are guiltless themselves, but who think others are.     

Josh Billings