quote by John Calvin

God preordained, for his own glory and the display of His attributes of mercy and justice, a part of the human race, without any merit of their own, to eternal salvation, and another part, in just punishment of their sin, to eternal damnation.

— John Calvin

Promising Damnation quotations

If one evil thought, if one evil word, if one evil action, deserves eternal damnation, how many hells, my friends, do every one of us deserve, whose whole lives have been one continued rebellion against God!

I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God.

All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation.

Damnation seize my soul if I give your quarters, or take any from you.


The devil can only destroy those who are already on their way to damnation.

You are my angel and my damnation; in your presence I reach divine ecstasy and in your absence I descent to hell.

I have sinned enough against the world.

Teaching magic to a kender would ensure my damnation. —Raistlin Majere

What gnashing is not a comfort, what gnawing of the worm is not a tickling, what torment is not a marriage bed to this damnation, to be secluded eternally, eternally, eternally from the sight of God?

The future is too good to waste on lies and life is way too short to care for the damnation of others as well as to spend it helping fools with their ideas that are wrong.


The lack of a sense of history is the damnation of the modern world.

By the grace of God we will never pluck unripe fruit.

We will never press people to decision, because we'll lead them to damnation and not salvation.

This is the doctrine that we preach; if a man be saved, all the honor is to be given to Christ; but if a man be lost, all the blame is to be laid upon himself. You will find all true theology summed up in these two short sentences, salvation is all of the grace of God, damnation is all of the will of man.

If I say your voice is an amber waterfall in which I yearn to burn each day, if you eat my mouth like a mystical rose with powers of healing and damnation, If I confess that your body is the only civilization I long to experience… would it mean that we are close to knowing something about love?

She was the temptress who had ensnared the first man, and who still continued her work at damnation; she was the being who is feeble, dangerous, mysteriously troubling. And even more than her body of perdition, he hated her loving soul.


From the moment of my birth, the angels of anxiety, worry, and death stood at my side, followed me out when I played, followed me in the sun of springtime and in the glories of summer. They stood at my side in the evening when I closed my eyes, and intimidated me with death, hell, and eternal damnation.

To be in a world which is a hell, to be of that world and neither to believe in or guess at anything but that world is not merely hell but the only possible damnation: the act of a man damning himself. It may be

I believe in Spiritualism; I advocate free love in the highest, purest sense, as the only cure for the damnation by which men corrupt God's most holy institution of sexual relations.

Christ Jesus left you this sweet key of obedience;

for He left His Vicar, whom you are all obliged to obey until death. And whoever is outside his obedience is in a state of damnation.

Thank God, I never was cheerful. I come from the happy stock of the Mathers, who, as you remember, passed sweet mornings reflecting on the goodness of God and the damnation of infants.


What can an eternity of damnation matter to someone who has felt, if only for a second, the infinity of delight?

Do good under all circumstances, but with no care for any profit, or any blessedness, or any damnation, or any salvation, or any martyrdom; but all you do or omit should be for the honor of Love.

If I had a religion, its deity would be Audysseus, the sound God, and He would be a vengeful god, dishing out eternal damnation to people with cheap stage monitors.

Despair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim.

It is, one is told, the unforgivable sin, but it is a sin the corrupt or evil man never practices. He always has hope. He never reaches the freezing-point of knowing absolute failure. Only the man of goodwill carries always in his heart this capacity for damnation.

That double-headed monster of damnation and salvation--Time.


Sometimes there is absolutely no difference at all between salvation and damnation.

A drunkard clasp his teeth and not undo 'em, To suffer wet damnation to run through 'em.

In the old covenants the people were sprinkled with blood of calves without, in their bodies, to bind them to keep the law; else we were bound to just damnation, for the breaking of it.

Hell and damnation, life is such fun with a ragged greatcoat and a Jerry gun!

The male, for all his bravado and exploration, is the loyal one, the one who generally feels love. The female is skilled at betrayal and torture and damnation.


There is dust enough on some of your Bibles to write 'damnation' with your fingers.

And I am still alive-what though, my damnation is eternal.

A man who deliberately mutilates himself is truly damned, is he not? I believe that I am in hell, therefore I am.

If people believed in eternal damnation they might not be seizing the day quite so much.

Heed not Mephistopheles, my children, lest you suffer eternal damnation.

When he whispers in your ear, turn away your head and hearken instead to the angel on your shoulder.

City life is no life for a country man; for such a man that life is a kind of damnation in itself.

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