Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.
Prohibition is better than no liquor at all.
Prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into.
Prohibition didn’t work in the Garden of Eden. Adam ate the apple.
Prohibition is the trigger of crime.
Prohibition may be the greatest gift any government ever gave its citizens. A barrel of beer cost $4 to make and sold for $55. A case of spiritous liquor cost $20 to produce and earned $90—and all this without taxes.
Prohibition... 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.
For every prohibition you create, you also create an underground.
Prohibition? HA! They tried that in the movies and it didn’t work.
Prohibition may be a disputed theory, but none can complain that it doesn’t hold water.
The prohibition law, written for weaklings and derelicts, has divided the nation, like Gaul, into three parts...wets, drys, and hypocrites.
It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it.
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(This story appears in the 19 September, 2014 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)