Facts about John Lothrop Motley

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John Lothrop Motley was a famous Historian from USA, who lived between April 15, 1814 and May 29, 1877.

Our collection contains 25 quotes who is written / told by John, under the main topic Legal.

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Famous quotes by John Lothrop Motley (25)


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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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"In the tenth century the old Batavian and later Roman forms have faded away"
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"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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"With the Germans, the sovereignty resided in the great assembly of the people"
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"History shows how feeble are barriers of paper"
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"Thus the whole country was broken into many shreds and patches of sovereignty"
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"Thus the liberties of Holland and Flanders waxed, daily, stronger"
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"The whole territory of the Netherlands was girt with forests"
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"The history of the Franks becomes, therefore, the history of the Netherlands"
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"The gigantic Gaul derided the Roman soldiers as a band of pigmies"
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"The splendid empire of Charles the Fifth was erected upon the grave of liberty"
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"The ferocious inroads of the Normans scared many weak and timid persons into servitude"
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"In Gaul were two orders, the nobility and the priesthood, while the people, says Caesar, were all slaves"
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"When did one man ever civilize a people?"
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"Wealth brings strength, strength confidence"
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"Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries"
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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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"A third force, developing itself more slowly, becomes even more potent than the rest: the power of gold"
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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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"A terrible animal, indeed, is an unbridled woman"
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"The sword - the first, for a time the only force: the force of iron"
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"The crusades made great improvement in the condition of the serfs"
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"Enthusiasm could not supply the place of experience"
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"A new civilization was not to be improvised by a single mind"
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"A good lawyer is a bad Christian"


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