Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries
Quote by John Lothrop Motley
A new civilization was not to be improvised by a single mind.
The gigantic Gaul derided the Roman soldiers as a band of pigmies.
Thus the liberties of Holland and Flanders waxed, daily, stronger.
For a century longer, Rome still retains its outward form, but the swarming nations are...
Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries.
In the tenth century the old Batavian and later Roman forms have faded away.
A soil, exhausted by the long culture of Pagan empires, was to lie fallow for...
History shows how feeble are barriers of paper.
A good lawyer is a bad Christian.
The crusades made great improvement in the condition of the serfs.
The sword - the first, for a time the only force: the force of iron.
When did one man ever civilize a people?
The history of the Franks becomes, therefore, the history of the Netherlands.
A third force, developing itself more slowly, becomes even more potent than the rest: the...
Thus the whole country was broken into many shreds and patches of sovereignty.
Enthusiasm could not supply the place of experience.
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.
A terrible animal, indeed, is an unbridled woman.
The whole territory of the Netherlands was girt with forests.