Hell Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old hell quotes, hell sayings, and hell proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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

John Calvin

There is no greater hell than to be a prisoner of fear.     

Ben Jonson

Hell is the highest reward that the devil can offer you for being a servant of his.     

Billy Sunday

We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.     

Oscar Wilde

The road to hell is paved with adverbs.     

Stephen King

Hell isn't merely paved with good intentions; it's walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished too.     

Aldous Huxley

Hell is oneself, hell is alone, the other figures in it merely projections. There is nothing to escape from and nothing to escape to. One is always alone.     

T. S. Eliot

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

Hell is a place where you have nothing to do but amuse yourself.     

George Bernard Shaw

What makes earth feel like hell is our expectation that it should feel like heaven.     

Chuck Palahniuk

Hell was made for the inquisitive.     

Saint Augustine

Hell is not punishment, it's training.     

Shunryu Suzuki

Hell is empty and all the devils are here.     

William Shakespeare

A man from hell is not afraid of hot ashes.     

Dorothy Gilman

If you want to enter hell, don't complain of the dark; you can't blame the world for being unfair if you start on the path of the rebel.     

Liu Xiaobo

Hell is a place, a time, a consciousness, in which there is no love.     

Richard Bach

Hell is paved with priests' skulls.     

Saint John Chrysostom

Hell is full of good wishes or desires.     

Bernard of Clairvaux

Hell is truth seen too late.     

Thomas Hobbes

Sometimes hell has no words.     

Martha Manning

Hell is just resistance to life.     

Pema Chodron

Hell is paved with good samaritans.     

William Holden

If you're going through hell, keep going.     

Winston Churchill

Paradise was made for tender hearts; hell, for loveless hearts.     


A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.     

George Bernard Shaw