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Aurelius Ambrosius, better known in English as Saint Ambrose (c. 330 – 4 April 397), was an archbishop of Milan who became one of the most influential ecclesiastical figures of the 4th century. He was one of the four original doctors of the Church. more »

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  • ''The emperor is in the Church, not about the Church.''
    Ambrose (c. 333-397), Roman church father. 35.
  • ''It is not death therefore that is burdensome, but the fear of death.''
    Ambrose (c. 333-397), Roman church father. De bono mortis, 8, 31.
  • ''Accordingly, death is a harbor of peace for the just, but is believed a shipwreck for the wicked.''
    Ambrose (c. 333-397), Roman church father. De bono mortis, 8, 31.
  • ''It did not please God to save his people through dialectic.''
    Ambrose (c. 333-397), Roman church father. De fide, I, 5, 42.
  • ''When I am here, I do not fast on the Sabbath; when I am in Rome, I fast on the Sabbath.''
    Ambrose (c. 333-397), Roman church father. Quoted in St. Augustine, Epistulae, XXXVI, 14 or 32.
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