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