Thus again the Netherlands, for the first time since the fall of Rome, were united under one crown imperial. They had already been once united, in their slavery to Rome.
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A new civilization was not to be improvised by a single mind.
Thus the whole country was broken into many shreds and patches of sovereignty.
With the Germans, the sovereignty resided in the great assembly of the people.
A terrible animal, indeed, is an unbridled woman.
Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries.
History shows how feeble are barriers of paper.
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.
Wealth brings strength, strength confidence.
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 sword - the first, for a time the only force: the force of iron.
A third force, developing itself more slowly, becomes even more potent than the rest: the...
When did one man ever civilize a people?
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 ferocious inroads of the Normans scared many weak and timid persons into servitude.
Thus the liberties of Holland and Flanders waxed, daily, stronger.
Enthusiasm could not supply the place of experience.
A good lawyer is a bad Christian.