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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Historian
Nation: American
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A good lawyer is a bad Christian.

Tags: Bad, Good, Legal

A terrible animal, indeed, is an unbridled woman.

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

Tags: Force, Power, Rest

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

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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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Enthusiasm could not supply the place of experience.

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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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Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries.

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History shows how feeble are barriers of paper.

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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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In the tenth century the old Batavian and later Roman forms have faded away.

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

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The ferocious inroads of the Normans scared many weak and timid persons into servitude.

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

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

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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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The splendid empire of Charles the Fifth was erected upon the grave of liberty.

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The sword - the first, for a time the only force: the force of iron.

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The whole territory of the Netherlands was girt with forests.

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

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Thus the whole country was broken into many shreds and patches of sovereignty.

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Wealth brings strength, strength confidence.

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When did one man ever civilize a people?

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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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