Svatý Ambrož citáty
Datum narození: 339
Datum úmrtí: 397
Další jména:Ambrož z Milána,Sv. Ambróz
Svatý Ambrož, lat. Aurelius Ambrosius byl latinský církevní otec, od roku 374 biskup v Miláně. Ambrož je považován za obratného politika, který i díky svému vlivu na císaře Gratiana a Theodosia významně napomohl vítězství nauky nikajského koncilu na Západě. Roku 1295 jej papež Bonifác VIII. jmenoval jako prvního učitele církve.
Citáty Svatý Ambrož
Context: When I am here I do not fast on Saturday; but when I am at Rome I do: whatever church you may come to, conform to its custom, if you would avoid either receiving or giving offense. Quoted in "Epistle to Casualanus", XXXVI, section 32, by St. Augustine; translation by J.G. Cunningham
„And what else did John have in mind but what is virtuous, so that he could not endure a wicked union even in the king's case, saying: "It is not lawful for thee to have her to wife." He could have been silent, had he not thought it unseemly for himself not to speak the truth for fear of death, or to make the prophetic office yield to the king, or to indulge in flattery. He knew well that he would die as he was against the king, but he preferred virtue to safety. Yet what is more expedient than the suffering which brought glory to the saint.“
De officiis ministrorum ("On the Offices of Ministers" or, "On the Duties of the Clergy"), Book III, chapter XIV, part 89 [http://www.ewtn.com/library/PATRISTC/PII10-2.HTM as quoted in www.ewtn.com]
Quoted in Ductor Dubitantium, or the Rule of Conscience (1660) by Jeremy Taylor, I.i.5; commonly rendered into a proverb: "When in Rome, do as the Romans do", or simply "When in Rome..."
De fide, I, 5, 42.
De bono mortis, 8, 31.
„Neither angel, nor archangel, nor yet even the Lord Himself (who alone can say "I am with you"), can, when we have sinned, release us, unless we bring repentance with us.“
As quoted in Many Thoughts of Many Minds (1896) edited by Louis Klopsch
„How far, O rich, do you extend your senseless avarice? Do you intend to be the sole inhabitants of the earth? Why do you drive out the fellow sharers of nature, and claim it all for yourselves? The earth was made for all, rich and poor, in common. Why do you rich claim it as your exclusive right? The soil was given to the rich and poor in common—wherefore, oh, ye rich, do you unjustly claim it for yourselves alone? Nature gave all things in common for the use of all; usurpation created private rights. Property hath no rights. The earth is the Lord's, and we are his offspring. The pagans hold earth as property. They do blaspheme God.“
in The Cry for Justice (1915), p. 397