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Flaccus Albinus Alcuin (circa 73519 May 804) was an eminent scholar, theologian and catholic educator. See also Charlemagne.


  • Nec audiendi qui solent dicere, vox populi, vox Dei, quum tumultuositas vulgi semper insaniae proxima sit.
    • And those 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.
    • Variant translation: 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.
    • Works, Epistle 127 (to Charlemagne, AD 800)
  • What makes bitter things sweet? Hunger.
    • in R Lacey and D Danziger, The Year 1000, Little, Brown and Co, GB, 1999, p. 57

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