John Lothrop Motley Quotes

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John Lothrop Motley Quotes

Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries.
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You will find most books worth reading are worth reading twice.

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The crusades made great improvement in the condition of the serfs.

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A soil, exhausted by the long culture of Pagan empires, was to lie fallow for a still longer period.

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The history of the Franks becomes, therefore, the history of the Netherlands.

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A good lawyer is a bad Christian.

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The rise of the Dutch Republic must ever be regarded as one of the leading events of modern times.

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A third force, developing itself more slowly, becomes even more potent than the rest: the power of gold.

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For a century longer, Rome still retains its outward form, but the swarming nations are now in full career.

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History shows how feeble are barriers of paper.

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The gigantic Gaul derided the Roman soldiers as a band of pigmies.

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A terrible animal, indeed, is an unbridled woman.

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A new civilization was not to be improvised by a single mind.

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Thus the liberties of Holland and Flanders waxed, daily, stronger.

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Local self-government ... is the life-blood of liberty.

— John Lothrop Motley

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