James Otis Quotes (23 quotes)
Report on the Sugar Act (13 June 1764)
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Born: February 5, 1725
Died: May 23, 1783 (aged 58)
Bio: James Otis was a lawyer in colonial Massachusetts who was an early advocate of the political views that led to the American Revolution.
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“In relation to God, we are like a thief who has burgled the house of a kindly householder and been allowed to keep some of the gold. From the point of view of the lawful owner this gold is a gift; Form the point of view of the burglar it is a theft. He must go and give it back. It is the same with our existence. We have stolen a little of God's being to make it ours. God has made us a gift of it. But we have stolen it. We must return it.”