All Quotes, Prohibition

22+ Prohibition Quotes

Prohibition is a law or social norm that restricts use of something. Prohibition is specially applied on drugs. This is a collection of 25 quotes on prohibition and prohibition sayings.


Prohibitions create the desire they were intended to cure. - Lawrence Durrell
Making prohibition work is like making water run uphill; it's against nature. - Milton Friedman
Prohibition is the trigger of crime. - Ian Fleming
For every prohibition you create, you also create an underground. - Jello Biafra
Prohibition has made nothing but trouble. - Al Capone
Prohibition doesn't work, and again, they've put the evidence right there showing that responsible regulation has hugely reduced cigarette use. - Bruce Mirken
As restrictions and prohibitions are multiplied the people grow poorer and poorer. When they are subjected to overmuch government, the land is thrown into confusion. - Lao-Tzu
Prohibition is an awful flop. We like it. It can't stop what it's meant to stop. We like it. It's left a trail of graft and slime It don't prohibit worth a dime It's filled our land with vice and crime, Nevertheless, we're for it. - Franklin P. Adams
Society secretly delights in crime, excesses, and violated prohibitions of all sorts. - Bernard Tschumi
Prohibition only drives drunkenness behind doors and into dark places, and does not cure it or even diminish it. - Mark Twain
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin
Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes crimes out of things that are not crimes. - Abraham Lincoln
One role of prohibition is in making the drug market more lucrative. - Milton Friedman
Every general prohibition creates its bootleggers. - Robert A. Heinlein
Prohibition is a hard sounding word, worthless as a rallying cry, hard as a locked door or going to bed without your supper. - Nellie L. McClung
Prohibition is an attempted cure that makes matters worse - for both the addict and the rest of us. - Milton Friedman
Prohibition was introduced as a fraud; it has been nursed as a fraud. - Roger Q. Mills
Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits. Fanatics will never learn that, though it be written in letters of gold across the sky. It is the prohibition that makes anything precious. - Mark Twain
Prohibition is an attempted cure that makes matters worse - for both the addict and the rest of us. - Milton Friedman
Prohibition may be a disputed theory, but none can say that it doesn't hold water. - Thomas L. Masson
Complete prohibition of all chemical mind changers can be decreed, but cannot be enforced, and tends to create more evils than it cures. - Aldous Huxley
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
Communism is like prohibition, it is a good idea, but it won't work. - Will Rogers
Our sins describe us, and our prohibitions describe our sins. - Russell Banks
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