Taxation without representation is tyranny.
c.1761 His defence, which became a rallying call of the American Revolution.
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
An act against the Constitution is void; an act against natural equity is void.James Otis
Now one of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedom of one's house. A man's house is his castle!James Otis
... [Slave] trade … is the most shocking violation of the law of nature, has a direct tendency to diminish … liberty, and makes every dealer in it a tyrant, from the director of an African company to the petty chapman [peddler]…. 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
If we are not represented, we are slaves.James Otis