Hell quotes and sayings

The safest road to Hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
C.S. Lewis

Hell is paved with priests’ skulls.
Saint John Chrysostom

Hell is paved with infants’ skulls.
Richard Baxter

An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Victor Hugo

Hell is no other but a soundlesse pit, Where no one beame of comfort peeps in it.
Robert Herrick

I don’t believe in an afterlife, so I don’t have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.
Isaac Asimov

Hell is other people.
Jean-Paul Sartre

Hell hath no limits, nor is circumscribed In one self place, for where we are is hell, And where hell is there must we ever be.
Christopher Marlowe

Heaven has a road, but no one travels it; Hell has no gate but men will dig to get there.
Chinese Proverb

I don’t like to commit myself about heaven and hell – you see, I have friends in both places.
Mark Twain

Eskimo: “If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?” Priest: “No, not if you did not know.” Eskimo: “Then why did you tell me?”
Annie Dillard

I never give them hell. I just tell the truth and they think it’s hell.
Harry S Truman

I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.
Harry S. Truman

The frontier between hell and heaven is only the difference between two ways of looking at things.
George Bernard Shaw

The heart of man is the place the devil dwells in; I feel sometimes a hell dwells within myself.
Sir Thomas Browne

Hell is a half-filled auditorium.
Robert Frost

If you are going through hell, keep going.
Winston Churchill

O what a heaven is love! O what a hell!.
Thomas Dekker

Love without sex is still the most efficient form of hell known to man.
Peter Porter

Self-love and the love of the world constitute hell.
Emmanuel Swedenborg

Hell is full of good wishes or desires.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

Hell is full of good intentions.
Thomas Gray

Life without absorbing occupation is hell – joy consists in forgetting life.
Elbert Hubbard

Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.
Adolf Hitler

All right, then, I’ll go to hell.
Mark Twain

Sin makes its own hell, and goodness its own heaven.
Mary Baker Eddy

Hell is an outrage on humanity. When you tell me that your deity made you in his image, I reply that he must have been very ugly.
Victor Hugo

To appreciate heaven well, it’s good for a person to have some fifteen minutes of hell.
Will Carleton

If the destination is heaven, why do we scramble to be first in line for hell?
Douglas Horton

A man from hell is not afraid of hot ashes.
Dorothy Gilman

I had to get rid of any idea of hell or any idea of the afterlife. That’s what held me, kept me down. So now I just have nothing but contempt for the institution of the church.
Frank McCourt

To work hard, to live hard, to die hard, and then go to hell after all would be too damn hard.
Carl Sandburg

Love seeketh only self to please, To bind another to its delight, Joys in another’s loss of ease And builds a hell in heaven’s despite.
William Blake

Love seeketh not itself to please, Nor for itself hath any care, But for another gives its ease, And builds a heaven in hell’s despair.
William Blake

If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.
Ray Kroc

America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn’t standing still.
E. E. Cummings

That all who have ever been born men from the beginning of creation, and are deceased, are either in heaven or in hell, follows from those things which have been said and shown in the preceding article, namely, that Heaven and Hell are from the human race.
Emanuel Swedenborg

Don’t accept rides from strange men – and remember that all men are strange as hell.
Robin Morgan

Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.
Thomas Paine

There is no dignity in wickedness, whether in purple or rags; and hell is a democracy of devils, where all are equals.
Herman Melville

A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor.
Aldous Huxley

Envy’s a coal comes hissing hot from Hell.
Philip James Bailey

Either Christianity is true or it’s false. If you bet that it’s true, and you believe in God and submit to Him, then if it IS true, you’ve gained God, heaven, and everything else. If it’s false, you’ve lost nothing, but you’ve had a good life marked by peace and the illusion that ultimately, everything makes sense. If you bet that Christianity is not true, and it’s false, you’ve lost nothing. But if you bet that it’s false, and it turns out to be true, you’ve lost everything and you get to spend eternity in hell.
Blaise Pascal

Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they go on holiday? I haven’t had fourteen pairs in my life.
Brian Clough

Men get tired of everything, of heaven no less than of hell; and that all history is nothing but a record of the oscillations of the world between these two extremes. An epoch is but a swing of the pendulum; and each generation thinks the world is progressing because it is always moving.
George Bernard Shaw

I’ve gone through hell and back.
Keith Emerson

And I looked, and beholda palehorse: and hisnamethat sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.
Bible

I believe in a religion that believes in freedom. Any time I have to accept a religion that won’t let me fight a battle for my people, I say to hell with that religion.
Malcolm X

It’s odd that you can get so anesthetized by your own pain or your own problem that you don’t quite fully share the hell of someone close to you.
Lady Bird Johnson

Producing is hell, writing is frustrating, acting is really satisfying, directing is heaven.
Salma Hayek

Let’s face it, writing is hell.
William Styron

That thing of hell and eternal punishment is the most absurd, as well as the most disagreeable thought that ever entered into the head of mortal man.
George Berkeley

From all sides there is equally a way to the lower world.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Life is short and if you’re looking for extension, you had best do well. ‘Cause there’s good deeds and then there’s good intentions. They are as far apart as Heaven and Hell.
Ben Harper

In the Christian world… it is believed that angels were created at the beginning, and that heaven was formed of them; and that the Devil or Satan was an angel of light, who, becoming rebellions, was cast down with his crew, and that this was the origin of hell.
Emanuel Swedenborg

I have watched patients stand and gaze longingly toward the city they in all likelihood will never enter again. It means liberty and life; it seems so near, and yet heaven is not further from hell.
Nellie Bly

Politics is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening, coast for a while, and then have a hell of a close.
Ronald Reagan

The compact which exists between the North and the South is a covenant with death and an agreement with hell.
William Lloyd Garrison

Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile, I caught hell for.
Earl Warren

We are praying now for the repose of his soul. Hoping you’re well and not in hell. Nice change of air. Out of the frying pan of life into the fire of purgatory.
James Joyce