The sword - the first, for a time the only force: the force of iron.
Quote by John Lothrop Motley
John Lothrop Motley Quotes
Thus the liberties of Holland and Flanders waxed, daily, stronger.
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.
In the tenth century the old Batavian and later Roman forms have faded away.
When did one man ever civilize a people?
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...
Wealth brings strength, strength confidence.
The whole territory of the Netherlands was girt with forests.
The ferocious inroads of the Normans scared many weak and timid persons into servitude.
The gigantic Gaul derided the Roman soldiers as a band of pigmies.
The rise of the Dutch Republic must ever be regarded as one of the leading...
The splendid empire of Charles the Fifth was erected upon the grave of liberty.
A terrible animal, indeed, is an unbridled woman.
Thus the whole country was broken into many shreds and patches of sovereignty.
History shows how feeble are barriers of paper.
A third force, developing itself more slowly, becomes even more potent than the rest: the...
A good lawyer is a bad Christian.
Enthusiasm could not supply the place of experience.