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.
At Athens, wise men propose, and fools dispose.
Impatience can cause wise people to do foolish things.- Janette Oke
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To the wise, a prick on the finger avoids a hole in the heart.- Donita K. Paul
You can't get wise with sleep still in your eyes no matter what your dream might be.- Neil Peart
The wise say that our failure is to form habits: for habit is the mark of a stereotyped wo- A.C. Grayling
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Alcuin of York or Ealhwine, nicknamed Albinus or Flaccus as an English scholar, ecclesiastic, poet and teacher from York, Northumbria. He was born around 735 and became the student of Archbishop Ecgbert at York. At the invitation of Charlemagne, he became a leading scholar and teacher at the Carolingian court, where he remained a figure in the 780s and 790s. He wrote many theological and dogmatic treatises, as well as a few grammatical works and a number of poems. He was made Abbot of Saint Martin's at Tours in 796, where he remained until his death. "The most learned man anywhere to be found" according to Einhard's Life of Charlemagne, he is considered among the most important architects of the Carolingian Renaissance. Among his pupils were many of the dominant intellectuals of the Carolingian era.
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