Hugo Grotius quotes

Who is Hugo Grotius?

Dutch jurist Huig de Groot, latinized to Hugo Grotius, laid the foundations of international law based on natural law.

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Hugo Grotius quotes

“A man cannot govern a nation if he cannot govern a city; he cannot govern a city if he cannot govern a family; he cannot govern a family unless he can govern himself; and he cannot govern himself unless his passions are subject to reason.”

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“By understanding many things, I have accomplished nothing.”

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“By understanding many things, I have accomplished nothing.”

Hugo Grotius

“Even God cannot make two times two not make four.”

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“I have spent my life laboriously doing nothing.”

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“Ignorance of certain subjects is a great part of wisdom.”

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