“My philosophy
like colour TV
is all there
in black and white”
Monty Python

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Just one quote by John Lothrop Motley

John Lothrop Motley (Dorchester, Massachusetts, April 15, 1814 – May 29, 1877, Dorchester, Dorset) was an American author and diplomat. As a popular historian, he is best known for his works on the Netherlands, the three volume work The Rise of the Dutch Republic and four volume History of the United Netherlands. As United States Minister to Austria in the service of the Abraham Lincoln administration, Motley helped to prevent European intervention on the side of the Confederates in the American Civil War. He later served as Minister to the United Kingdom (Court of St. James) during the Ulysses S. Grant administration.
 Give us the luxuries of life and we will willingly dispense with its necessities. 

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