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
Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries.
In the tenth century the old Batavian and later Roman forms have faded away.
The crusades made great improvement in the condition of the serfs.
The history of the Franks becomes, therefore, the history of the Netherlands.
Enthusiasm could not supply the place of experience.
When did one man ever civilize a people?
The whole territory of the Netherlands was girt with forests.
A terrible animal, indeed, is an unbridled woman.
The ferocious inroads of the Normans scared many weak and timid persons into servitude.
A good lawyer is a bad Christian.
Thus the liberties of Holland and Flanders waxed, daily, stronger.
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...
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,...
The splendid empire of Charles the Fifth was erected upon the grave of liberty.
The sword - the first, for a time the only force: the force of iron.
History shows how feeble are barriers of paper.
With the Germans, the sovereignty resided in the great assembly of the people.
A new civilization was not to be improvised by a single mind.