Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries.
Quote by John Lothrop Motley
John Lothrop Motley Quotes
When did one man ever civilize a people?
In Gaul were two orders, the nobility and the priesthood, while the people, says Caesar,...
Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries
The gigantic Gaul derided the Roman soldiers as a band of pigmies.
Thus the whole country was broken into many shreds and patches of sovereignty.
A new civilization was not to be improvised by a single mind.
Thus again the Netherlands, for the first time since the fall of Rome, were united...
A soil, exhausted by the long culture of Pagan empires, was to lie fallow for...
The splendid empire of Charles the Fifth was erected upon the grave of liberty.
History shows how feeble are barriers of paper.
Wealth brings strength, strength confidence.
The ferocious inroads of the Normans scared many weak and timid persons into servitude.
The history of the Franks becomes, therefore, the history of the Netherlands.
With the Germans, the sovereignty resided in the great assembly of the people.
A third force, developing itself more slowly, becomes even more potent than the rest: the...
In the tenth century the old Batavian and later Roman forms have faded away.
A terrible animal, indeed, is an unbridled woman.
The sword - the first, for a time the only force: the force of iron.
Enthusiasm could not supply the place of experience.
The crusades made great improvement in the condition of the serfs.