History shows how feeble are barriers of paper.
Quote by John Lothrop Motley
John Lothrop Motley Quotes
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.
The history of the Franks becomes, therefore, the history of the Netherlands.
For a century longer, Rome still retains its outward form, but the swarming nations are...
In the tenth century the old Batavian and later Roman forms have faded away.
With the Germans, the sovereignty resided in the great assembly of the people.
The ferocious inroads of the Normans scared many weak and timid persons into servitude.
The gigantic Gaul derided the Roman soldiers as a band of pigmies.
In Gaul were two orders, the nobility and the priesthood, while the people, says Caesar,...
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...
When did one man ever civilize a people?
Thus the liberties of Holland and Flanders waxed, daily, stronger.
Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries
A good lawyer is a bad Christian.
The sword - the first, for a time the only force: the force of iron.
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...
Enthusiasm could not supply the place of experience.
A third force, developing itself more slowly, becomes even more potent than the rest: the...