To limit the press is to insult a nation; to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.
— Claud-Adrian Helvetius

Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit.
Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder prohibits quote

To prohibit the reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.
— Claude Adrien Helvetius

Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
— Freda Adler

Nature's law affirm instead of prohibit. If you violate her laws, you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman.
— Luther Burbank