An article at Virtueonline on a corrupt Episcopalian bishop included in the comments a quote ascribed to John Chrysostom, which is found in various forms around the web, but always without attribution.
The road to hell is paved with the skulls of bishops.
The fullest form seems to be:
The road to Hell is paved with the bones of priests and monks, and the skulls of bishops are the lamp posts that light the path.
But did he say it? There seems to be some knowledge of a context in web pages I have found; that Chrysostom was commenting on the fewness of those known as Christians who will be saved:
I hear Saint Chrysostom exclaiming with tears in his eyes, “I do not believe that many priests are saved; I believe the contrary, that the number of those who are damned is greater.” …
That is the reasoning of Saint Chrysostom. This Saint says that most Christians are walking on the road to hell throughout their life.
One day Saint John Chrysostom, preaching in the cathedral in Constantinople and considering these proportions, could not help but shudder in horror and ask, “Out of this great number of people, how many do you think will be saved?” And, not waiting for an answer, he added, “Among so many thousands of people, we would not find a hundred who are .
Of course in his day of nominal religion, such comments are undoubtedly correct.
But I cannot find the quote in his works. Does anyone have a reference?