In Gaul were two orders, the nobility and the priesthood, while the people, says Caesar, were all slaves.
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Thus the liberties of Holland and Flanders waxed, daily, stronger.
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.
Enthusiasm could not supply the place of experience.
Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries.
The whole territory of the Netherlands was girt with forests.
Thus again the Netherlands, for the first time since the fall of Rome, were united...
A new civilization was not to be improvised by a single mind.
Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries
History shows how feeble are barriers of paper.
The sword - the first, for a time the only force: the force of iron.
Wealth brings strength, strength confidence.
The ferocious inroads of the Normans scared many weak and timid persons into servitude.
A terrible animal, indeed, is an unbridled woman.
A good lawyer is a bad Christian.
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.
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...
The crusades made great improvement in the condition of the serfs.