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James Otis Quotes

Birth Date: 1725-02-05 (Monday, February 5th, 1725)
Date of Death: 1783-05-23 (Friday, May 23rd, 1783)

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Quotes

    • An act against the Constitution is void; an act against natural equity is void.
    • Ubi libertas ibi patria
    • ALL PRECEDENTS ARE UNDER THE CONTROUL OF THE PRINCIPLES OF THE LAW... No Acts of Parliament can establish such a writ [writ of assistance enabling British search of homes for no reason]: : it would be void, 'AN ACT AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION IS VOID.' Vid. Viner. But : special writs may be granted on oath and probable suspicion.
    • ... [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.
    • A man's house is his castle.
    • Dew depends not on Parliament.
    • If we are not represented, we are slaves.
    • It is a clear truth that those who every day barter away other men's liberty will soon care little for their own.
    • Taxation without representation is tyranny.
    • What must be the wealth that avarice, aided by power, cannot exhaust!
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