Quotes by Saint Ambrose

Aurelius Ambrosius, better known in English as Ambrose, was an Archbishop of Milan who became one of the most influential ecclesiastical figures of the 4th century. He was the Roman governor of Liguria and Emilia, headquartered in Milan, before being made bishop of Milan by popular acclamation in 374.

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A good youth ought to have a fear of God, to be subject to his parents, to give honor to his elders, to preserve his purity; he ought not to despise humility, but should love forbearance and modesty. All these are an ornament to youthful years.

- Saint Ambrose

In some causes silence is dangerous.

- Saint AmbroseSilence

Where a man's heart is, there is his treasure also.

- Saint Ambrose

It is not from your own goods that you give to the beggar; it is a portion of his own that you are restoring to him. The Earth belongs to all. So you are paying back a debt and think you are making a gift to which you are not bound.

- Saint Ambrose

A kindness received should be returned with a freer hand.

- Saint Ambrose