St. Basil the Great and the road to Hell

Hell can’t be made attractive, so the Devil makes attractive the road that leads there.

Attr. St. Basil the Great

  1. Google search: Facebook, Pinterest, etc. No citations. All the pages are recent (in the last few years).
  2. Wikiquote: Not there.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.