75 Purgatory Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Purgatory Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory. — Abraham Lincoln

This life is the only hell believers will ever know. But for those who die in their sins, this is their only heaven. — Ray Comfort

Heaven is populated entirely by forgiven sinners — Robert Farrar Capon

I don't know if paradise or hell exist, but I'm sure hell is more groovy. — Sayings

[One] must look into hell before one has any right to speak of heaven. — Bertrand Russell

It is difficult to write a paradise when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse. It is obviously much easier to find inhabitants for an inferno or even a purgatorio. — Ezra Pound

Although the sinner does not believe in Hell, he shall nevertheless go there if he has the misfortune to die in mortal sin. — Anthony Mary Claret

The bliss of the elect in heaven would not be perfect unless they were able to look across the abyss and enjoy the agonies of their brethren in eternal fire. — Pope Gregory I

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

When man tries to imagine Paradise on earth, the immediate result is a very respectable Hell. — Sayings

Short Purgatory Quotes

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  • Time is a purgatory that has cleansed all fury from my memories. — Sándor Márai
  • England is the paradise of women, the purgatory of men, and the hell of horses. — John Florio
  • The futile and exhausting existence of a purgatory-like law enforcement system. — Killer Mike
  • We need no messiah and no sterile conception of a god menacing us with hell and purgatory. — Federica Montseny
  • Lord, ye gave me a rare woman, and God! I loved her well. — Diana Gabaldon
  • You are My Mother, the Mother of Mercy, and the consolation of the souls in Purgatory. — Brigit of Kildare
  • We must empty purgatory with our prayers. — Pio of Pietrelcina
  • We in Purgatory sing fondly of Hell. — Denis Johnson
  • 'Rocky' represents the optimistic side of life, and 'Rambo' represents purgatory. — Sylvester Stallone
  • I used to be a major people pleaser, but that way purgatory lies. — Tracie Bennett

Catholic Saints Quotes

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Go forth in peace, for you have followed the good road. Go forth without fear, for he who created you has made you holy, has always protected you, and loves you as a mother. Blessed be you, my God, for having created me. — Clare of Assisi

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Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak. — Anthony of Padua

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Love God, serve God; everything is in that. — Clare of Assisi

Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire. — St. Catherine of Siena

We always find that those who walked closest to Christ were those who had to bear the greatest trials. — Teresa of Avila

We must pray without tiring, for the salvation of mankind does not depend upon material success . . . but on Jesus alone. — Frances Xavier Cabrini

It is a lesson we all need - to let alone the things that do not concern us. He has other ways for others to follow Him; all do not go by the same path. It is for each of us to learn the path by which He requires us to follow Him, and to follow Him in that path. — Katharine Drexel

How could I bear a crown of gold when the Lord bears a crown of thorns? And bears it for me! — Elizabeth of Hungary

Whenever anything disagreeable or displeasing happens to you, remember Christ crucified and be silent. — John of the Cross

I will go peaceably and firmly to the Catholic Church: for if Faith is so important to our salvation, I will seek it where true Faith first began, seek it among those who received it from God Himself. — Elizabeth Ann Seton

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Gold is the most precious of all commodities; gold constitutes treasure, and he who possesses it has all he needs in the world, as also the means of rescuing souls from purgatory, and restoring them to the enjoyment of paradise. — Christopher Columbus

If I have to spend time in purgatory before going to one place or the other, I guess I'll be all right as long as there's a lending library. — Stephen King

You can compromise between good, better, and best, and you can compromise between bad and worse and terrible. But you can’t compromise between good and evil. And now people look at the other side as a completely different kind of animal and say, “They are taking the country down the road to purgatory.” It’s complete intolerance. — Gary Ackerman

I have held and hold souls to be immortal.... Speaking as a Catholic, they do not pass from body to body, but go to paradise, purgatory or hell. But I have reasoned deeply, and, speaking as a philosopher, since the soul is not found without body and yet is not body, it may be in one body or in another, and pass from body to body. — Giordano Bruno

Of all the inhabitants of the inferno, none but Lucifer knows that hell is hell, and the secret function of purgatory is to make of heaven an effective reality. — Arnold Bennett

Heaven is purpose, principle, and people. Purgatory is paper and procedure. Hell is rules and regulations. — Dee Hock

If I were a Roman Catholic, I should turn a heretic, in sheer desperation, because I would rather go to heaven than go to purgatory. — Charles Spurgeon

Do you know what it's like to run spellcheck for six hours? It's like a party in purgatory. A party in purgatory where all they have to drink is sugar-free Kool-aid, and the only game to play is Monopoly, and none of your friends show up. — Patrick Rothfuss

We absolutely believed in Heaven and Hell, Purgatory, and even Limbo. I mean, they were actually closer to us than Australia or Canada, that they were real places. — John McGahern

What, but the rapacity of the only men who exercised their reason, the priests, secured such vast property to the church, when a man gave his perishable substance to save himself from the dark torments of purgatory. — Mary Wollstonecraft

A prison! heav'ns, I loath the hated name, Famine's metropolis, the sink of shame, A nauseous sepulchre, whose craving womb Hourly inters poor mortals in its tomb; By ev'ry plague and ev'ry ill possess'd, Ev'n purgatory itself to thee 's a jest. — Tom Brown, Jr.

I had the feeling that Sarajevo was the perfect place to shoot the film I wanted to shoot. It is the perfect illustration of purgatory. — Jean-Luc Godard

The Catholic Church is a thousand times better than your Protestant Church upon that question [of damnation]. The Catholic Church believes in purgatory - that is, a place where a fellow can get a chance to make a motion for a new trial. — Robert Green Ingersoll

I don't think of marriage as the drudge work that a lot of sitcoms and movies might have shown it to be, I think it's more deadly murderous rage, unadulterated passion, soul-crushing purgatorial dread... It's more interesting. — Rob Delaney

As President, I will institute a procedure in which all convicted criminals will have this brass ring will be surgically implanted into their foreheads-Americans have a right to know who they can trust. I don't care if you're 5, 6, or 7 years old, if you're a first-time offender, you're gonna go to Purgatory and it's not gonna be fun! — Bob Backlund

We are in the world to laugh. In purgatory or in hell we shall no longer be able to do so. And in heaven it would not be proper. — Jules Renard

What Hells and Purgatories and Heavens I have inside of me! But who sees me do anything that disagrees with life--me, so calm and peaceful? — Fernando Pessoa

When there is hell to pay, it is usually cheaper to pay it than to finance an endless purgatory. — Robert Breault

That there should be some fire even after this life is not incredible, and it can be inquired into and either be discovered or left hidden whether some of the faithful may be saved, some more slowly and some more quickly in the greater or lesser degree in which they loved the good things that perish, through a certain purgatorial fire. — Saint Augustine

If, as I can't help suspecting, the dead also feel the pains of separation (and this may be one of their purgatorial sufferings), then for both lovers, and for all pairs of lovers without exception, bereavement is a universal and integral part of our experience of love. — C. S. Lewis

The realms of the gods and demons - heaven, purgatory, hell - are of the substance of dreams. Myth, in this view, is the dream of the world. — Joseph Campbell

History will be erased in the universal purgatory. — Dejan Stojanovic

If virtue accompany it, it is the heart's paradise; if vice associate it, it is the soul's purgatory. — Francis Quarles

Tis a petty kind of fame At best, that comes of making violins; And saves no masses, either. Thou wilt go To purgatory none the less. — George Eliot

I'd rather go to hell than be in purgatory... — Gerard Way

You may never reach that glorious moment until you die, so live life on the edge halfway between heaven and hell...and let's all dance in the middle in purgatory. — Lady Gaga

Temporal punishments are suffered by some in this life only, by some after death, by some both here and hereafter, but all of them before that last and strictest judgment. But not all who suffer temporal punishments after death will come to eternal punishments, which are to follow after that judgment. — Saint Augustine

Happy is the man who hath never known what it is to taste of fame - to have it is a purgatory, to want it is a hell. — Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

Any wife will save you from purgatory, and a diligent one will secure heaven to you. — Elizabeth Montagu

The limitless jet-lag purgatory of Immigration and Baggage at Heathrow. — Monica Dickens

Dublin was turning into Disneyland with super-pubs, a Purgatory open till five in the morning. — Joseph O'Connor

Labour is the purgatory of the erring. — Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

I think Gods wrath and purgatory are the only things keeping me on the straight and narrow. I like the idea of purgatory. Its like a cosmic do-over. — Katee Sackhoff

My first job out of college was as an editorial assistant in a New York publishing house. Being an editorial assistant is the purgatory would-be editors must endure before they can ascend the ladder and begin acquiring books on their own. I spent a year filing paperwork, writing copy, and typing rejection letters. — Lincoln Child

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