Quotes — Hell (13 entries)

All that is necessary…

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

— Edmund Burke

« πλ | 30 Aug 2004 »

All the time the joke is…

All the time the joke is that the word “mine” in its fully possessive sense cannot be uttered by a human being about anything. In the long run either [Satan] or [God] will say “mine” of each thing that exists, and specially of each man.

— C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

« πλ | 3 Sep 2004 »

Believe absurdities…

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

— Voltaire

« πλ | 31 May 2003 »

Heaven and Hell are made of…

Perhaps Heaven and Hell are made of the same thing everything is made of, namely truth, the one thing is inescapable. To love it and live on it as our food, is Heaven. To hate it and fear it and to be tortured by it, is Hell. For truth is inescapable; God can no more turn off the light of His truth than the sun can stop shining.

— Peter Kreeft

God’s truth is Love.

« πλ | 8 Jan 2006 »

Hell is…

Hell is God’s great compliment to the reality of human freedom and the dignity of human choice.

— G.K. Chesterton [via]

« πλ | 13 Feb 2006 »

Humility and Pride are…

Humility is the marriage bond of Heaven. Pride is the frigidity of Hell.

— Peter Kreeft, Back to Virtue

« πλ | 29 Sep 2004 »

In the darkest night…

In the darkest night to be certain of the dawn…to go through Hell and to continue to trust in the goodness of God—this is the challenge and the way.

— Abraham Joshua Heschel, A Passion for Truth

« πλ | 17 Sep 2005 »

Love is the Law of Life

All love is expansion, all selfishness is contraction. Love is therefore the only law of life. He who loves lives; he who is selfish is dying. Therefore, love for love’s sake, because it is the law of life, just as you breathe to live.

— Swami Vivekananda [via]

« πλ | 23 Nov 2004 »

None of the damned was ever lost…

None of the damned was ever lost because his sin was too great, but because his trust was too small!

— Blessed Fr. Francis Seelos

« πλ | 14 Nov 2004 »

Safest road to Hell…

Indeed, the safest road to Hell is the gradual one—the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.

— C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

« πλ | 16 Aug 2003 »

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled…

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.

— Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects

« πλ | 25 Jul 2004 »

The self is like a baseball…

The self is like a baseball. Throw it back to the divine pitcher who pitched it to you in the first place, and the game of love goes on. Hold it, and the game is over. That is the difference between Heaven and Hell.

— Peter Kreeft, The God Who Loves You

« πλ | 5 Mar 2006 »

To love at all is to be vulnerable…

To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will certainly be wrung, possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping your heart , you must give your heart to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it up carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries, avoid all personal entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket of your selfishness. But in that casket—safe, dark, motionless, airless—it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.

— C.S. Lewis [via]

« πλ | 16 Apr 2005 »