A soil, exhausted by the long culture of Pagan empires, was to lie fallow for a still longer period.
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Wealth brings strength, strength confidence.
For a century longer, Rome still retains its outward form, but the swarming nations are...
With the Germans, the sovereignty resided in the great assembly of the people.
Thus the liberties of Holland and Flanders waxed, daily, stronger.
History shows how feeble are barriers of paper.
A good lawyer is a bad Christian.
Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries
When did one man ever civilize a people?
Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries.
The whole territory of the Netherlands was girt with forests.
A new civilization was not to be improvised by a single mind.
The gigantic Gaul derided the Roman soldiers as a band of pigmies.
The ferocious inroads of the Normans scared many weak and timid persons into servitude.
A third force, developing itself more slowly, becomes even more potent than the rest: the...
A terrible animal, indeed, is an unbridled woman.
In Gaul were two orders, the nobility and the priesthood, while the people, says Caesar,...
In the tenth century the old Batavian and later Roman forms have faded away.
Enthusiasm could not supply the place of experience.
The sword - the first, for a time the only force: the force of iron.
The rise of the Dutch Republic must ever be regarded as one of the leading...