If many people follow your enthusiastic endeavours, perhaps a new Athens might be created in the land of the Franks, or rather a much better one.
Albinus Flaccus Alcuinus (735 - 804)
Source: Letter to Charlemagne, March 799.
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Men can be attracted but not forced to the faith. You may drive people to baptism, (but) you won't move them one step further in religion.
Source: 12,000 Religious Quotations, by Frank S. Mead, 1989.
But above all things I strive to train them to be useful to the Holy Church of God and for the glory of your kingdom.
Source: Referring to his school at Tours. Letter to Charlemagne, c. 796
Nor should we listen to those who say "The voice of the people is the voice of Cod, " for the turbulence of the mob is always close to insanity.
Source: Epistle 127, letter to Charlemagne, 800 A.D.
Man thinks, God directs.
Source: Epistles, quoted in 12,000 Religious Quotations, by Frank S. Mead, 1989.
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