Hell can’t be made attractive, so the Devil makes attractive the road that leads there.
Attr. St. Basil the Great
- Google search: Facebook, Pinterest, etc. No citations. All the pages are recent (in the last few years).
- Wikiquote: Not there.
- Google Books: Doesn’t turn up at all when I put quotation marks around “Hell can’t be made attractive.” No quotation marks = pages upon pages of irrelevant matches.
- Post-Nicene Fathers at CCEL, searching the Letters and Sermons of Basil: No relevant match for “attractive” nor for “road.”
The odds don’t look good for this.