Alcuin Quotes | Quotes by Alcuin
1Drinking alone holds no fun. Drink with friends or strangers! Be foolish, least you'll remember something meaningful.
2Here halt, I pray you, make a little stay. O wayfarer, to read what I have writ, And know by my fate what thy fate shall be. What thou art now, so shall thou be. The world's delight I followed with a heart Unsatisfied: ashes am I, and dust.
3Man thinks, God directs. [Lat., Homo cogitat, Deu indicat.]
4What makes bitter things sweet? Hunger.
5If 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.
6Man thinks, God directs.
7Men 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.
8What has Ingeld to do with Christ?
9At Athens, wise men propose, and fools dispose.
10Those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness.
11Nec audiendi qui solent dicere, vox populi, vox Dei, quum tumultuositas vulgi semper insaniae proxima sit. We should not listen to those who like to affirm that the voice of the people is the voice of God, for the tumult of the masses is truly close to madness.
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