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Prohibition Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Prohibition

Please enjoy these Prohibition Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for
days on nothing but food and water.
- W. C. Fields

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But the worst handicap we had the prohibition of naming
individual units who had done the fighting.
- Philip Gibbs

Prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and
denies you the beer to cry into.
- Don Marquis

The current prohibition laws are forcing drug disputes
to be played out with guns in our streets.
We need to put a stop to this criminal drug element in our country.
- Gary Johnson

 

Prohibition has made nothing but trouble.
- Al Capone

Regardless of what one's attitude towards prohibition may be,
temperance is something against which,
at a time of war, no reasonable protest can be made.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

I knew that the Hague Convention prohibited the use of poison in war.
I didn't know the details of the terms of the Convention,
but I did know of that prohibition.
- Otto Hahn

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If you should see any Indians you will oblige me by
repeating this prohibition to them.
- Benjamin Hawkins

Prohibition was introduced as a fraud;
it has been nursed as a fraud.
- Roger Q. Mills

For every prohibition you create you also create an underground.
- Jello Biafra

We find many things to which the prohibition of them
constitutes the only temptation.
- William Hazlitt

Liquor prohibition led to the rise of organized crime in America,
and drug prohibition has led to the rise of the gang problems we have now.
- Drew Carey

We have seen the evil of the manufacture and sale of
intoxicating liquors in our midst;
let us try prohibition and see what this will do for us.
- Thomas Jordan Jarvis

There are criminals who are drug users,
but most addicts are criminals only by virtue of prohibition
or from resorting to crime to pay inflated black market prices.
- Danny Sugerman

Prohibition is better than no liquor at all.
- Will Rogers

It is not classified as a pagan religion.
The so-called New Age activities and this are not called
religions and therefore don't come under the prohibition
of mingling church and state that we have in this country.
- Dixie Lee Ray

In early January I introduced my legislation,
which, besides prohibiting Federal funding of human cloning,
also expresses the sense of Congress that foreign nations
should establish total prohibition on human cloning as well.
- Cliff Stearns

Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of
the prohibitionists at face value,
marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far
more people than marijuana ever could.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning,
why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting
anybody from learning anything? If it works as good
as the Prohibition one did,
why, in five years we would have the smartest race of people on earth.
- Will Rogers

Why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting
anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did,
in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth.
- Will Rogers

Just as the process of repealing national alcohol prohibition
began with individual states repealing their own prohibition laws,
so individual states must now take the initiative with
respect to repealing marijuana prohibition laws.
- George Soros

Drug prohibition has caused gang warfare and other
violent crimes by raising the prices of drugs so much
that vicious criminals enter the market to make astronomical profits,
and addicts rob and steal to get money to pay the inflated prices for their drugs.
- Michael Badnarik

To limit the press is to insult a nation;
to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare
the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.
- Claud-Adrian Helvetius

The Army has carried the American ideal to its logical conclusion.
Not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race,
creed and color, but also on ability.
- Tom Lehrer

I do not support a constitutional amendment to prohibit gay marriage.
- Corrine Brown

Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

In some cases, inventions prohibit innovation because
we're so caught up in playing with the technology,
we forget about the fact that it was supposed to be important.
- Dean Kamen

Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts.
Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared.
- Sun Tzu

Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions,
a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
- Freda Adler

I don't believe that efforts to prohibit only so-called
reproductive cloning can be successful.
- Leon Kass

I'm surprised at the extent of the bigotry.
But it really plays out when companies or schools take
a side and prohibit the other platform at all.
We Mac users should be good even when the other side is bad.
We should do what we can to accept the other platforms.
- Steve Wozniak

There is a vast difference - a constitutional difference-between
restrictions imposed by the state which prohibit the
intellectual commingling of students,
and the refusal of individuals to commingle where the
state presents no such bar.
- Frederick M. Vinson

The Question to be considered is, Whether the Government have reason by a Law,
to prohibit the taking more than 4 l. per cent Interest
for Money lent, or to leave the Borrower and Lender
to make their own Bargains.
- Dudley North

On the Northern Ireland question, for instance,
the British and Irish governments prohibit media contact with members of the IRA,
but we have always gone ahead, believing in the right to information.
- Kate Adie

The Framers of the Bill of Rights did not purport to "create" rights.
Rather, they designed the Bill of Rights to prohibit
our Government from infringing rights and liberties
presumed to be preexisting.
- William J. Brennan, Jr.

I do not believe that Congress or the Administration
should prohibit the medical community from pursuing
a promising avenue of research that may improve the
lives of millions of Americans.
- Tom Allen

Christian teaching about sex is not a set of isolated prohibitions;
it is an integral part of what the Bible has to say
about living in such a way that our lives communicate the character of God.
- Rowan D. Williams

The Establishment Clause prohibits government from
making adherence to a religion relevant in any way
to a person's standing in the political community.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

True, Heaven prohibits certain pleasures;
but one can generally negotiate a compromise.
- Moliere

The Spy Act prohibits keystroke logging,
hijacking, and phishing.
- Cliff Stearns

The principle inherent in the clause that prohibits
pointless infliction of excessive punishment when less
severe punishment can adequately achieve the same purposes
invalidates the punishment.
- William J. Brennan

We do, and there is a law in the United States -
the Torture Convention - that prohibits the United
States from deporting an individual to a country where
there is a reasonable expectation that he will be subjected to torture -
physical,
mental or otherwise.
- Jonathan Shapiro

This is not to condone torture, which is still prohibited
by the Torture Convention and federal criminal law.
- John Yoo

Religious freedom is too sacred a right to be restricted
or prohibited in any degree without convincing proof
that a legitimate interest of the state is in grave danger.
- Frank Murphy

It's very worrying at this time in the world that any
point of view should be prohibited,
that's banned, there are heretics that should be burned at the stake.
- Thabo Mbeki

The point is that knowledge of God is not prohibited
under the First Amendment.
- Roy Moore

Rules are to be initiated for the allotment of scarce raw materials etc;
and their use and processing for other than war,
or otherwise absolutely vital, goods is prohibited.
- Hjalmar Schacht

Welding torches, cutting torches and any activity producing
a flame outside is prohibited.
Any open flame is discouraged.
- John Glover

Having grown up in Oklahoma when it was one of the
last states which prohibited liquor,
I grew up with War On Drugs, where every teenager knew
who the bootleggers were.
- Tony Hillerman

Obama had the audacity to say, 'I have unequivocally
prohibited the use of torture by the United States.'
Ladies and gentlemen,
torture in the United States has always been illegal.
- Rush Limbaugh

I was a single parent, and I was prohibited from working.
- Alison Moyet

We shall say clearly that any symbol conspicuously
displaying religious affiliation in school is prohibited.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

The President wishes the Japanese to be very prudent
about the introduction of opium,
and if a treaty is made, he wishes that opium may be strictly prohibited.
- Townsend Harris

The First Amendment is not an altar on which we must sacrifice our children,
families, and community standards.
Obscene material that is not protected by the First
Amendment can and must be prohibited.
- Orrin Hatch

The concept of neutrality can lead to a brooding and
pervasive devotion to the secular and a passive,
or even active, hostility to the religious.
Such results are not only not compelled by the Constitution,
but, it seems to me, are prohibited by it.
- Arthur J. Goldberg

I've studied various schools of thought...
I acknowledge that some Muslims consider music prohibited,
but I've found a lot of evidence from the life of the
Prophet to show that he allowed certainly,
but even encouraged, music at certain times.
- Cat Stevens

Surely there is grandeur in knowing that in the realm of thought,
at least, you are without a chain; that you have the
right to explore all heights and depth;
that there are no walls nor fences,
nor prohibited places, nor sacred corners in all the vast expanse of thought.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Why should the Negroes ever fight against the only
nations of the world where racial discrimination is prohibited,
and where the people can live freely? Never!
I can assure you, they will never fight against either
the Soviet Union or the peoples' democracies.
- Paul Robeson

Laws protecting the United States flag do not cut away
at the freedom of speech guaranteed in the First Amendment...
Congress made this position clear upon passage of the
Flag Protection Act of 1989,
which prohibited desecration of the flag.
- Larry Craig

Col.
Shaffer is prohibited by his lawyer from talking.
He's at great risk.
They want to take away his pay and his health care
benefits so they can hold it over his head and not
allow him to talk while he's under suspension.
This is not America.
- Curt Weldon

The first legislation that I produced relating to the
Internet was a bill to overturn a restriction inside
of the law that prohibited the Internet backbone from
being used for anything other than research and scientific
and educational communication.
- Rick Boucher

For the standard of Christian life was to be strained to a higher pitch;
more fasting was required,
and more careful separation from the manners and enjoyments of the world;
celibacy and martyrdom had great value set upon them,
and second marriages were prohibited.
- Robert Rainy

Prohibiting a visible religious sign,
which isn't a manifestation of militancy,
would look like a fight against religions.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

The worst censors are those prohibiting criticism of
the theory of evolution in the classroom.
- Phyllis Schlafly

Then it was that were passed the laws restricting emancipation
and prohibiting education.
- Henry Charles Carey

I am of opinion that it is highly requisite forthwith to pass a law,
prohibiting upon great penalties all trade with our enemies,
and more especially the supplying of them with arms,
ammunition or provisions of any kind whatsoever.
- William Shirley

As a physician, I know many doctors want to utilize new technology,
but they find the cost prohibitive.
- Nathan Deal

The price I have personally paid for these extra Sisyphean
years has been prohibitive.
- Caryl Chessman

The number of parts that were required were just prohibitive.
- Jack Kilby

Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality,
the costs become prohibitive.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.


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