Taxation without representation is tyranny.
A man's house is his castle.
It is a clear truth that those who every day barter away other men's liberty will soon care little for their own.
Let the consequences be what they will, I am determined to proceed.
These manly sentiments, in private life, make good citizens; in public life, the patriot and the hero.
A man is accountable to no person for his doings.
If we are not represented, we are slaves.
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.
Every man may reign secure in his petty tyranny, and spread terror and desolation around him, until the trump of the Archangel shall excite different emotions in his soul.
I pray God I may never be brought to the melancholy trial; but, if ever I should, it will then be known how far I can reduce to practice principles which I know to be founded in truth.
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 have accordingly considered it, and now appear not only in obedience to your order, but likewise in behalf of the inhabitants of this town, who have presented another petition, and out of regard to the liberties of the subject.
But I think I can sincerely declare that I cheerfully submit myself to every odious name for conscience' sake; and from my soul I despise all those whose guilt, malice, or folly has made them my foes.
Now, one of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedom of one's house.
I do not say that, when brought to the test, I shall be invincible.
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