"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."
"I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five."James Otis on Steven Wright
"Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery."James Otis on Calvin Coolidge
"A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman."James Otis on Robert Frost
"Make crime pay. Become a lawyer."James Otis on Will Rogers
"Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens."James Otis on Plato
"Now, one of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedom of one's house."
"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."
"A man's house is his castle."
"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."
"It is a clear truth that those who every day barter away other men's liberty will soon care little for their own."