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...
Thus again the Netherlands, for the first time since the fall of Rome, were united...
Enthusiasm could not supply the place of experience.
In the tenth century the old Batavian and later Roman forms have faded away.
Thus the whole country was broken into many shreds and patches of sovereignty.
For a century longer, Rome still retains its outward form, but the swarming nations are...
The history of the Franks becomes, therefore, the history of the Netherlands.
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.
A soil, exhausted by the long culture of Pagan empires, was to lie fallow for...
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.
When did one man ever civilize a people?
Thus the liberties of Holland and Flanders waxed, daily, stronger.
A terrible animal, indeed, is an unbridled woman.
Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries.
The whole territory of the Netherlands was girt with forests.
History shows how feeble are barriers of paper.