all hope abandon, ye who enter here

all hope abandon, ye who enter here

A message warning one about a hopeless situation from which there is no return. The Italian version of this phrase appears in Dante's Divine Comedy as the inscription on the entrance to Hell. The phrase is most often used humorously. More commonly translated as "abandon hope, all ye who enter here." I'll never forget my first day as an intern and the sign above my cubicle that said, "All hope abandon, ye who enter here."
See also: all, enter, here, hope, who, ye