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