The rise of the Dutch Republic must ever be regarded as one of the leading events of modern times.
Quote by John Lothrop Motley
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A third force, developing itself more slowly, becomes even more potent than the rest: the...
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.
The gigantic Gaul derided the Roman soldiers as a band of pigmies.
The ferocious inroads of the Normans scared many weak and timid persons into servitude.
For a century longer, Rome still retains its outward form, but the swarming nations are...
The crusades made great improvement in the condition of the serfs.
History shows how feeble are barriers of paper.
Thus the liberties of Holland and Flanders waxed, daily, stronger.
The splendid empire of Charles the Fifth was erected upon the grave of liberty.
A soil, exhausted by the long culture of Pagan empires, was to lie fallow for...
A terrible animal, indeed, is an unbridled woman.
In the tenth century the old Batavian and later Roman forms have faded away.
The whole territory of the Netherlands was girt with forests.
Wealth brings strength, strength confidence.
A new civilization was not to be improvised by a single mind.
Enthusiasm could not supply the place of experience.
The history of the Franks becomes, therefore, the history of the Netherlands.
Thus again the Netherlands, for the first time since the fall of Rome, were united...
A good lawyer is a bad Christian.