A third force, developing itself more slowly, becomes even more potent than the rest: the power of gold.
Quote by John Lothrop Motley
John Lothrop Motley Quotes
A new civilization was not to be improvised by a single mind.
In Gaul were two orders, the nobility and the priesthood, while the people, says Caesar,...
When did one man ever civilize a people?
The sword - the first, for a time the only force: the force of iron.
Thus the liberties of Holland and Flanders waxed, daily, stronger.
A good lawyer is a bad Christian.
In the tenth century the old Batavian and later Roman forms have faded away.
Enthusiasm could not supply the place of experience.
A terrible animal, indeed, is an unbridled woman.
The gigantic Gaul derided the Roman soldiers as a band of pigmies.
For a century longer, Rome still retains its outward form, but the swarming nations are...
Wealth brings strength, strength confidence.
The splendid empire of Charles the Fifth was erected upon the grave of liberty.
A soil, exhausted by the long culture of Pagan empires, was to lie fallow for...
Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries
History shows how feeble are barriers of paper.
Thus again the Netherlands, for the first time since the fall of Rome, were united...
The whole territory of the Netherlands was girt with forests.
Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries.
Thus the whole country was broken into many shreds and patches of sovereignty.