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Alcuin
(735-804) born on
English theologian, scholar. Ealwhine organized scholarly culture of time; wrote 310 letters which reveal history of the 8th Century.
         
   
F
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.

R
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.
A
Man thinks, God directs.
N
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.
K
Nor should we listen to those who say "The voice of the people is the voice of God," for the turbulence of the mob is always close to insanity.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Referring to his school at Tours. Letter to Charlemagne, c. 796
R: In "12,000 Religious Quotations," by Frank S. Mead, 1989.
A: "Epistles," quoted in "12,000 Religious Quotations," by Frank S. Mead, 1989.
N: Letter to Charlemagne, Mar 799.
K: "Works," Epistle 127, letter to Charlemagne, 800 A D.
   


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