Saint Ambrose (337 – 397) was a bishop 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. Ambrose was one of the four original Doctors of the Church, and is the patron saint of Milan. He is notable for his influence on Saint Augustine of Hippo.
Quotes by Saint Ambrose, Bishop of Milan…
In yourself lies the sweetness of your charm, from you does it blossom, in you it sojourns, within you it rests, in your own self you must search for the jubilant quality of your conscience. For that reason Solomon says, “Drink water out of your own cistern and the streams out of your own well.”
Better is he that restrains his anger, as Solomon says, “than he that takes a city,” for anger leads astray even brave men.
A soul also desires many kisses of the Word, so that she may be enlightened with the light of the knowledge of God. For this is the kiss of the Word, I mean the light of holy knowledge.