James Otis

January 01, 1700 - January 01, 1700
"The only [worthy] principles of public conduct ... are to sacrifice estate, ease, health, and applause, and even life, to the sacred calls of his country. These manly sentiments, in private life, make the good citizen in public life, the patiot and the hero."source: Statement in court opposing "Writs of Assistance," 1761.patriotism, sacrifice, hero, patriot

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