„I am going to take this bucket of water and pour it on the flames of hell, and then I am going to use this torch to burn down the gates of paradise so that people will not love God for want of heaven or fear of hell, but because He is God.“

—  John Green, buch Looking for Alaska

Dr. Hyde explaining a quote by Rabe'a al-Adiwiyah, p. 174
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„I want to put out the fires of Hell, and burn down the rewards of Paradise. They block the way to Allah. I do not want to worship from fear of punishment or for the promise of reward, but simply for the love of Allah.“

—  Rabia Basri Muslim saint and Sufi mystic

as quoted in Farid al-Din Attar, Memorial of the Friends of God (c. 1230, 2009 Translation edited by Losensky).

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„What a silly god, he makes everybody born bad to go to burning hell. Why so mad? All his fault!“

—  Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951

Quelle: The Tales of Alvin Maker, Red Prophet (1988), Chapter 4.

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„I am an Agnostic because I am not afraid to think. I am not afraid of any god in the universe who would send me or any other man or woman to hell. If there were such a being, he would not be a god; he would be a devil.“

—  Clarence Darrow American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union 1857 - 1938

As quoted in a eulogy for Darrow by Emanuel Haldeman-Julius (1938)

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„I would go to heaven, but I would take my hell; I would not go alone.“

—  Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968

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„I don't care If I go to hell as long as the people I serve will live in paradise.“

—  Rodrigo Duterte Filipino politician and the 16th President of the Philippines 1945

"Duterte: Look ma, cheap shoes no socks" http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/710288/duterte-simple-lifestyle-has-served-me-well-in-govt' (August 5 2015)

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„God has such a deep reverence for our freedom that he'd rather let us freely go to Hell than be compelled to go to Heaven.“

—  Desmond Tutu South African churchman, politician, archbishop, Nobel Prize winner 1931

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„[Enemies of Syria] are the enemies of the people and the enemies of God. And the enemies of God will go to hell.“

—  Bashar al-Assad President of Syria 1965

As quoted by Holly Yan et. al. Al-Assad touts plan for resolution, says enemies of Syria 'will go to hell' http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/06/world/meast/syria-civil-war/?hpt=hp_t1, CNN (Jan. 17, 2013)

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„I, for one, am certainly going to continue to raise a little hell.“

—  Doris Haddock American political activist 1910 - 2010

Discussing her post-election life in her documentary.

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„I am hell-bent for the South Pole — God willing and crevasses permitting.“

—  Edmund Hillary New Zealand mountaineer 1919 - 2008

Comment (28 December 1957) eight days before he reached the South Pole as part of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, as quoted in news summaries (5 January 1958)

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