The whole territory of the Netherlands was girt with forests.
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John Lothrop Motley Quotes
A terrible animal, indeed, is an unbridled woman.
The splendid empire of Charles the Fifth was erected upon the grave of liberty.
History shows how feeble are barriers of paper.
The sword - the first, for a time the only force: the force of iron.
In Gaul were two orders, the nobility and the priesthood, while the people, says Caesar,...
For a century longer, Rome still retains its outward form, but the swarming nations are...
When did one man ever civilize a people?
Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries.
A soil, exhausted by the long culture of Pagan empires, was to lie fallow for...
The history of the Franks becomes, therefore, the history of the Netherlands.
The gigantic Gaul derided the Roman soldiers as a band of pigmies.
The crusades made great improvement in the condition of the serfs.
Thus the whole country was broken into many shreds and patches of sovereignty.
Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries
Thus the liberties of Holland and Flanders waxed, daily, stronger.
Enthusiasm could not supply the place of experience.
A new civilization was not to be improvised by a single mind.
The rise of the Dutch Republic must ever be regarded as one of the leading...
In the tenth century the old Batavian and later Roman forms have faded away.
A good lawyer is a bad Christian.