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
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
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.
Source: Letter to Charlemagne, March 799.
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.
Man thinks, God directs.
Source: Epistles, quoted in 12,000 Religious Quotations, by Frank S. Mead, 1989.
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