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.

Nec audiendi qui solent dicere, Vox populi, vox Dei, quum tumuluositas vulgi semper insaniae proxima sit.

Alcuin of York

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Alcuin. Letter to Charlemagne. c. 850.