For a century longer, Rome still retains its outward form, but the swarming nations are now in full career.
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John Lothrop Motley Quotes
History shows how feeble are barriers of paper.
Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries.
Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries
The history of the Franks becomes, therefore, the history of the Netherlands.
The sword - the first, for a time the only force: the force of iron.
The whole territory of the Netherlands was girt with forests.
Thus the whole country was broken into many shreds and patches of sovereignty.
The gigantic Gaul derided the Roman soldiers as a band of pigmies.
The rise of the Dutch Republic must ever be regarded as one of the leading...
A good lawyer is a bad Christian.
A terrible animal, indeed, is an unbridled woman.
The splendid empire of Charles the Fifth was erected upon the grave of liberty.
When did one man ever civilize a people?
With the Germans, the sovereignty resided in the great assembly of the people.
In the tenth century the old Batavian and later Roman forms have faded away.
A third force, developing itself more slowly, becomes even more potent than the rest: the...
Thus again the Netherlands, for the first time since the fall of Rome, were united...
The ferocious inroads of the Normans scared many weak and timid persons into servitude.
A new civilization was not to be improvised by a single mind.
Wealth brings strength, strength confidence.