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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.]

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

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You cheer my heart, who build as if Rome would be eternal.

Augustus Caesar Quotes , Source: to Piso, see Plutarch "Apothegms"

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Rome, Rome, thou art no more As thou hast been! On thy seven hills of yore Thou sat'st a queen.

Mrs. Felicia D. Hemans Quotes , Source: Roman Girl's Song

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I had rather be a dog and bay the moon Than such a Roman.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Julius Caesar (Brutus at IV, iii)

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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.

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

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When you are at Rome, do as you see. [Sp., Cuando a Roma fueres, haz como vieres.]

Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) Quotes , Source: Don Quixote

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What Roman power slowly built, an unarmed traitor instantly overthrew. [Lat., Quod tantis Romana manus contexuit annis Proditur unus iners angusto tempore vertit.]

Claudian (Claudianus) Quotes , Source: In Rufinum (II, 52)

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[Rome] Widow of a King-people, but still queen of the world. [Fr., Veuve d'un peuple-roi, mais reine encore du monde.]

Gabriel Gilbert Quotes , Source: Papal Rome

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Rome was not built in a day.

Jean de La Fontaine Quotes , Source: Le Juge Arbitre--Fable XII (28, 4)

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Now conquering Rome doth conquered Rome inter, And she the vanquished is, and vanquisher. To show us where she stood there rests alone Tiber; and that too hastens to be gone. Learn, hence what fortune can. Towns glide away; And rivers, which are still in motion, stay.

Joachim du Bellay Quotes , Source: Antiquitez de Rome

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When they are at Rome, they do there as they see done.

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (III, 4, 2)

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All roads lead to Rome, but our antagonists think we should choose different paths. [Fr., Tous chemins vont a Rome; ainsi nos concurrents Crurent pouvoir choisir des sentiers differents.]

Jean de La Fontaine Quotes , Source: Le Juge Arbitre--Fable XII (28, 4)

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Every one soon or late comes round by Rome.

Robert Browning Quotes , Source: Ring and the Book (V, 296)

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When falls the Coliseum, Rome shall fall; And when Rome falls--the World.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 145)

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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.

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

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O Rome! my country! city of the soul!

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 78)

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To Rome for everything. [Sp., Y a Roma pro todo.]

Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (2, 13, 55)

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Cease to admire the smoke, wealth, and noise of prosperous Rome. [Lat., Omitte mirari beatae Fumum et opes strepitumque Romae.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Carmina (III, 29, 11)

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In tears I tossed my coin from Trevi's edge. A coin unsordid as a bond of love-- And, with the instinct of the homing dove, I gave to Rome my rendezvous and pledge. And when imperious Death Has quenched my flame of breath, Oh, let me join the faithful shades that throng that fount above.

Robert Underwood Johnson Quotes , Source: Italian Rhapsody

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See the wild Waste of all-devouring years! How Rome her own sad Sepulchre appears, With nodding arches, broken temples spread! The very Tombs now vanish'd like their dead!

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Moral Essays--Epistle to Addison

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I am in Rome! Oft as the morning ray Visits these eyes, waking at once I cry, Whence this excess of joy? What has befallen me? And from within a thrilling voice replies, Thou art in Rome! A thousand busy thoughts Rush on my mind, a thousand images; And I spring up as girt to run a race!

Samuel Rogers Quotes , Source: Rome

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Would that the Roman people had but one neck! [Lat., Utinam populus Romanus unam cervicem haberet!]

Caius Tranquillus Suetonius Quotes , Source: in Life of Caligula, ascribed to Caligula, also ascribed to Caligula by Seneca and Cassius, ascribed

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