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