The splendid empire of Charles the Fifth was erected upon the grave of liberty.
Quote by John Lothrop Motley
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In Gaul were two orders, the nobility and the priesthood, while the people, says Caesar,...
The whole territory of the Netherlands was girt with forests.
A good lawyer is a bad Christian.
Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries
History shows how feeble are barriers of paper.
Enthusiasm could not supply the place of experience.
The crusades made great improvement in the condition of the serfs.
Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries.
Thus again the Netherlands, for the first time since the fall of Rome, were united...
Thus the whole country was broken into many shreds and patches of sovereignty.
A new civilization was not to be improvised by a single mind.
When did one man ever civilize a people?
With the Germans, the sovereignty resided in the great assembly of the people.
The rise of the Dutch Republic must ever be regarded as one of the leading...
The ferocious inroads of the Normans scared many weak and timid persons into servitude.
A terrible animal, indeed, is an unbridled woman.
In the tenth century the old Batavian and later Roman forms have faded away.
The gigantic Gaul derided the Roman soldiers as a band of pigmies.
A soil, exhausted by the long culture of Pagan empires, was to lie fallow for...
Wealth brings strength, strength confidence.