Now one of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedom of one's house. A man's house is his castle!
Argument Against the Writs of Assistance (1761)
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
... [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
Taxation without representation is tyranny.James Otis
If we are not represented, we are slaves.James Otis