An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.


Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865, American President (16th))


Whether or not the world would be vastly benefited by a total banishment from it of all intoxicating drinks seems not now an open question. Three-fourths of mankind confess the affirmative with their tongues, and I believe all the rest acknowledge it in their hearts.


Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865, American President (16th))


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


Don Marquis (1878-1937, American humorist, journalist)


The prohibition law, written for weaklings and derelicts, has divided the nation, like Gaul, into three parts -- wets, drys, and hypocrites.


Florence Sabin


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