Muistinvaraisesti. Pertti Manninen.
- Earlier variants of this proverb are recorded as Hell is paved with good intentions. recorded as early as 1670, and an even earlier variant by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Hell is full of good intentions or desires.
- Similar from Latin: ”The gates of hell are open night and day; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way” — Virgil, the Aeneid Book VI line 126