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Saint Ambrose Quotes

Quotations Written by or Attributed to Saint Ambrose


  • Where Peter is, there must be the Church.
    (Ubi Petris, ibi ergo ecclesia.)
    -- Explanatio psalmi

  • If you are at Rome live in the Roman style; if you are elsewhere live as they live elsewhere.
    -- quoted by Jeremy Taylor in Ductor Dubitantium

  • In some causes silence is dangerous; so if any know of conspiracies against their country or king, or any that might greatly prejudice their neighbor, they ought to discover it.
    -- Attributed
A good number of quotations by Ambrose were used by Reformers in their 16th-century works. For a selection of such quotes, visit the Saint Ambrose of Milan site by David Jay Webber.

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