Subjects — I
People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster.
There is no aphrodisiac like innocence.
Every harlot was a virgin once.
The greenhorn is the ultimate victor in everything; it is he that gets the most out of life.
One threatens the innocent who spares the guilty.
Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue.
It is well for the heart to be naive and the mind not to be.
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.
All things truly wicked start from an innocence.
He is armed without who is innocent within; be this thy screen, and this thy wall of brass.