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Letter "P" » prohibition
«For every prohibition you create you also create an underground.»
«It was not only forbidden to criticize Stalin, it was perhaps even more forbidden to announce this very prohibition»
«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.»
«A book whose sale's forbidden all men rush to see, and prohibition turns one reader into three»
«GRAPE, n.Hail noble fruit! --by Homer sung, Anacreon and Khayyam; Thy praise is ever on the tongue Of better men than I am.The lyre in my hand has never swept, The song I cannot offer: My humbler service pray accept -- I'll help to kill the scoffer.The water-drinkers and the cranks Who load their skins with liquor -- I'll gladly bear their belly-tanks And tap them with my sticker.Fill up, fill up, for wisdom cools When e'er we let the wine rest. Here's death to Prohibition's fools, And every kind of vine-pest! --Jamrach Holobom»
Author: Ambrose Bierce
, The Pest
, water skin
, water tap
«It is our duty to share and maintain life. Reverence concerning all life in the greatest commandment in its most elementary form. Or expressed in negative terms : Thou shalt not kill. We take this prohibition so lightly, thoughtlessly plucking a flow»
Author: Albert Schweitzer
«God is a gross answer, an indelicacy against us thinkers -- at bottom, merely a gross prohibition for us: you shall not think!»
«All I kin git out o' the Wickersham position on prohibition is that the distinguished jurist seems to feel that if we'd let 'em have it the problem o' keepin' 'em from gitten;' it would be greatly simplified»
«Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.»
«Communism is like Prohibition, it's a good idea but it won't work»