Sermon quotes on hell

Javier Bardem

Heaven sounds boring. Maybe they let you go to hell on weekends.


John Calvin

The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul.


Winston Churchill

If you’re going through hell, keep going.


C.S. Lewis

Both processes begin even before death. The good man’s past begins to change so that his forgiven sins and remembered sorrows take on the quality of Heaven: the bad man’s past already conforms to his badness and is filled only with dreariness.
“And that is why…the Blessed will say “We have never lived anywhere except in Heaven, : and the Lost, “We were always in Hell.” And both will speak truly.”

The Great Divorce


 C. S. Lewis

The safest road to hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts

C.S. Lewis

All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that self-choice there could be no Hell. No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. Those who knock it is opened.

The Great Divorce 

George Herbert

Hell is full of good meanings and wishings.


Mark Twain

Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company. (for contrast)


Bernard of Clairveaux

Hell is full of good intentions or desires.

Attributed in St. Francis de Sales, Letter 7

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.

Timothy Keller

Hell, then, is the trajectory of a soul, living a self-absorbed, self-centered life, going on and on forever.

The Reason for God, Penguin Publishing Group.


Soren Kierkegaard

It costs a man just as much or even more to go to hell than to come to heaven.

Jeffrey B. Russell

[Hell] is nowhere and has no characteristics, the fit dwelling for those who have chosen nothingness over reality.,


C.S. Lewis

The whole difficulty of understanding Hell is that the thing to be understood is so nearly nothing.

The Great Divorce

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