The gigantic Gaul derided the Roman soldiers as a band of pigmies.
Quote by John Lothrop Motley
John Lothrop Motley Quotes
The rise of the Dutch Republic must ever be regarded as one of the leading...
The history of the Franks becomes, therefore, the history of the Netherlands.
Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries.
The splendid empire of Charles the Fifth was erected upon the grave of liberty.
Enthusiasm could not supply the place of experience.
A terrible animal, indeed, is an unbridled woman.
Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries
A new civilization was not to be improvised by a single mind.
The whole territory of the Netherlands was girt with forests.
The sword - the first, for a time the only force: the force of iron.
Thus the liberties of Holland and Flanders waxed, daily, stronger.
In the tenth century the old Batavian and later Roman forms have faded away.
In Gaul were two orders, the nobility and the priesthood, while the people, says Caesar,...
Thus the whole country was broken into many shreds and patches of sovereignty.
A third force, developing itself more slowly, becomes even more potent than the rest: the...
Thus again the Netherlands, for the first time since the fall of Rome, were united...
When did one man ever civilize a people?
History shows how feeble are barriers of paper.
Wealth brings strength, strength confidence.
A good lawyer is a bad Christian.