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