"Terrible horrors hang over my soul! I have given my immortality for gold; and its weight sinks me into a hopeless, helpless Hell!"
Thomas Paine:"I would give worlds if I had them, that The Age of Reason had never been published. O Lord, help me! Lord JESUS CHRIST help me! . . No, don't leave; stay with me! Send even a child to stay with me; for I am on the edge of Hell here alone. If ever the Devil had an agent, I have been that one."
Sir Thomas Scott:"Until this moment, I thought there was neither God nor hell; now I know and feel that there are both, and I am doomed to perdition by the just judgment of the Almighty!"
Sir Francis Newport, the head of an English infidel club:"You need not tell me there is no God for I know there is one, and that I am in His presence! You need not tell me there is no hell. I feel myself already slipping. Wretches, cease your idle talk about there being hope for me! I know I am lost forever! Oh, that fire! Oh, the insufferable pangs of hell!"
The last words of the atheist Mirabeau:
"My sufferings are intolerable; I have within me a hundred years of life but not a moment's courage. Give me more laudanum that I may not think of eternity."
Gibbon, the historian, a skeptic:"The present is a fleeting moment, the past is no more, and my prospect of futurity is dark and doubtful."
Caesar Borgia:"While I lived, I provided for everything but death; now I must die, and am unprepared to die."
Thomas Hobbs:"I say again, if I had the whole world at my disposal, I would give it to live one day. I am about to take a leap into the dark with no redeemer to save me!"
"I have swallowed smoke. I have allowed my head to be turned by the incense of lies. I am abandoned by God and man; I will give you half of what I am worth if you will give me six months' life." (He said this to Dr. Fochin, who told him it could not be done.) "Then I shall die and go to hell!"
Robert Ingersoll:"Oh God, whom I have spent a life time denying.... Save my soul, from hell!
Severus / Roman Emperor:I have been everything and everything is nothing!
Thomas Carlyle:I am as good as without hope. A sad old man gazing into the final chasm alone.
Aldamont the skeptic:My principles have poisoned me, my friends...my extravagance has beggared my boy, my unkindness has murdered my wife, and yet there is still HELL awaiting me ahead in the darkness...
Ghandi:15 years before his death said..."I must tell you Hinduism satisfies my Soul. I find solace in the Bhagavad and the Upanishads. Just before his death he said..."My days are numbered. For the first time in the 50 years of my life I fear that I may have been wrong. All around me is darkness. I am praying for light...
Sir Thomas Scott / Chancellor of England:Until this very moment I thought there was no GOD, and no Hell. Now, I know for certain that there are both and I am doomed by Divine Justice to an Eternal Hell.
Edward Gibbon / Famous Author:
All is dark. All is in doubt.
Mazarin / French Cardinal:I have lived, as I should not have, and now what is to become of my poor befouled soul?
Sir Francis Newport / Skeptic:I know I am lost forever. Oh the firs of HELL burn hot and I can already feel their flames licking about me. Oh, the insufferable pangs of HELL....