Albinus Flaccus Alcuinus

735 - 804

A Quote by Flaccus Albinus Alcuinus Alcuin of York on enthusiasm and people

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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A Quote by Flaccus Albinus Alcuinus Alcuin of York on driving, faith, force, men, people, and religion

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.

Albinus Flaccus Alcuinus (735 - 804)

Source: 12,000 Religious Quotations, by Frank S. Mead, 1989.

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A Quote by Flaccus Albinus Alcuinus Alcuin of York on church, glory, and god

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.

Albinus Flaccus Alcuinus (735 - 804)

Source: Referring to his school at Tours. Letter to Charlemagne, c. 796

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A Quote by Flaccus Albinus Alcuinus Alcuin of York on insanity, listening, and people

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.

Albinus Flaccus Alcuinus (735 - 804)

Source: Epistle 127, letter to Charlemagne, 800 A.D.

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A Quote by Flaccus Albinus Alcuinus Alcuin of York on direction and god

Man thinks, God directs.

Albinus Flaccus Alcuinus (735 - 804)

Source: Epistles, quoted in 12,000 Religious Quotations, by Frank S. Mead, 1989.

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