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