It is better 100 guilty persons should escape than that one innocent person should suffer.
The innocence of children is an adult myth. The reality is children’s extreme vulnerability; their storms of anger and irrationality and their dramatically imaginative lives, which conjure monsters and heroes and set them in motion. Those imaginations sometimes indulge crazy fantasies of revenge and annihilating indication. The vulnerability, anger and extreme fantasies of children have […]
The innocent who could laugh with joy didn’t dare to because they were sitting beside a guilty friend who didn’t dare to.
When they took the fourth amendment, I was silent because I don’t deal drugs. When they took the sixth amendment, I kept quiet because I know I’m innocent. When they took the second amendment, I said nothing because I don’t own a gun. Now they’ve come for the first amendment, and I can’t say anything […]
To vice, innocence must always seem only a superior kind of chicanery.
It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.
As innocent as a new-laid egg.
To be innocent is to be not guilty; but to be virtuous is to overcome our evil inclinations.
To be innocent is to bear the weight of the entire universe. It is to throw away the counterweight.
Only the innocent wake unafraid.