James Otis Quotes

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Born: February 5, 1725, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Birth Country: USA
Died: Andover, Massachusetts, May 23, 1783
Occupation: Author

A man's house is his castle.
- James Otis

Every one with this writ may be a tyrant if this commission be legal, a tyrant in a legal manner, also, may control, imprison, or murder any one within the realm.
- James Otis

I pray God I may never be brought to the melancholy trial but, if ever I should, it will then be known how far I can reduce to practice principles which I know to be founded in truth.
- James Otis

It is a clear truth that those who every day barter away other men's liberty will soon care little for their own.
- James Otis

My dear sister, I hope, when God Almighty in his righteous providence shall take me out of time into eternity, that it will be by a flash of lightning.
- James Otis

Now, one of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedom of one's house.
- James Otis

The only principles of public conduct that are worthy of a gentleman or a man are to sacrifice estate, ease, health, and applause, and even life, to the sacred calls of his country.
- James Otis

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