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Type: Saint
Nationality: Italian
Date of Birth: 339 AD


 

Saint Ambrose Quotes > There is nothing evil save...

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There is nothing evil save that which perverts the mind and shackles the conscience.
Saint Ambrose
About: Mind, Evil

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