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James Otis – 7 Quotes

 

7 Quotes by 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


A man’s house is his castle.

– 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


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


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


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