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9 Famous Quotes by Saint Ambrose
12/5/1812 - 10/23/1891
Also Known As:  
Ambrosius of Optina     St. Ambrose of Optina
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If you are at Rome live in the Roman style; if you are elsewhere live as they live elsewhere. [Lat., Si fueris Romae, Romano vivito more; Si fueris alibi, vivito sicut ibi.]

Rome Quotes, by Saint Ambrose , Source: a version of the advice given to St. Augustine, quoted by Jeremy Taylor "Ductor Dubitantium", I, 1,

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When I am at Rome, I fast on a Saturday: when I am at Milan I do not. Do the same. Follow the custom of the church where you are.

Rome Quotes, by Saint Ambrose , Source: St. Augustine gives this as the advice of St. Ambrose

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When in Rome, live as the Romans do: when elsewhere, live as they live elsewhere.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Saint Ambrose

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When I am at Rome I fast as the Romans do; when I am at Milan I do not fast. So likewise you, whatever church you come to, observe the custom of the place, if you would neither give offence to others, nor take offence from them.

Rome Quotes, by Saint Ambrose , Source: a version of the advice given to St. Augustine

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When I go to Rome, I fast on Saturday, but in Milan I do not. Do you also follow the custom of whatever church you attend, if you do not want to give or receive scandal.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Saint Ambrose

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There is nothing evil save that which perverts the mind and shackles the conscience.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Saint Ambrose

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In some causes silence is dangerous.

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Law is twofold -- natural and written. The natural law is in the heart, the written law on tables. All men are under the natural law.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Saint Ambrose

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When in Rome, live as the Romans do; when elsewhere, live as they live elsewhere.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Saint Ambrose

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