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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.

Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA

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.

Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA

prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into

Author: Don Marquis (1878-1937)

Profession: American Humorist, Journalist

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

Author: Florence Sabin

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