"Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature" - Mark 16:15

John Wesley Quotes

Quotes by John Wesley

"I look on all the world as my parish."

"Let truth and love possess your whole soul."

"An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge."

"Though I am always in haste, I am never in a hurry."

"Let your words be the genuine picture of your heart."

"I would not tell one lie to save the souls of all the world."

"I value all things only by the price they shall gain in eternity."

"All worldly joys are less Than that one joy of doing kindnesses."

"The longer I live, the larger allowances I make for human infirmities."

"Faith is the only knowledge, which, in the sight of God, is of great price."

"From the love of God, and from no other fountain, true humility likewise flows."

"Christian joy is joy in obedience; joy in loving God and keeping his commandments."

"What a hinderance are riches to the very first fruit of faith,--namely, the love of God!"

"Every one, though born of God in an instant, yet undoubtedly grows by slow degrees."

"The first priority of my life is to be holy, and the second goal of my life is to be a scholar."

"Having, First, gained all you can, and, Secondly saved all you can, Then give all you can."

"In all cases, the Church is to be judged by the Scripture, not the Scripture by the Church."

"I learned more about Christianity from my mother than from all the theologians in England."

"And, as an evil tree cannot bring forth good fruit, so a good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit."

"As to matters of dress, I would recommend one never to be first in the fashion nor the last out of it."

"Everything in Christianity is some kind of anticipation ~of something that is to be at the end of the world."

"The greater the share the people have in government, the less liberty, civil or religious, does a nation enjoy."

"How innumerable are the benefits which God conveys to the children of men through the channel of sufferings!"

"Bring me a worm that can comprehend a man, and then I will show you a man that can comprehend the Triune God."

"God has made us thinking beings, capable of perceiving what is present, and of reflecting or looking back on what is past."

"Riches are equally a hinderance to the loving our neighbour as ourselves; that is, to the loving all mankind as Christ loved us."

"The longer I live, the larger allowances I make for human infirmities. I exact more from myself, and less from others. Go thou and do likewise!"

Tell me how it is that in this room there are three candles and but one light, and I will explain to you the mode of the divine existence.

"Money never stays with me. It would burn me if it did. I throw it out of my hands as soon as possible, lest it should find its way into my heart."

"Even in the greatest afflictions, we ought to testify to God, that, in receiving them from his hand, we feel pleasure in the midst of the pain, from being afflicted by Him who loves us, and whom we love."

"To sum up the whole: To expect deliverance from those wandering thoughts which are occasioned by evil spirits is to expect that the devil should die or fall asleep, or, at least, should no more go about as a roaring lion."

"When a man becomes a Christian, he becomes industrious, trustworthy and prosperous. Now, if that man when he gets all he can and saves all he can, does not give all he can, I have more hope for Judas Iscariot than for that man!"

"When I was young I was sure of everything. In a few years, having been mistaken a thousand times, I was not half so sure of most things as I was before. At present, I am hardly sure of anything but what God has revealed to man."

"By sight we take knowledge of the visible world, from the surface of the earth to the region of the fixed stars. But what is the world visible to us, but "a speck of creation," compared to the whole universe? to the invisible world?"

"Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not whether they be clergymen or laymen, they alone will shake the gates of Hell and set up the kingdom of Heaven upon Earth."

"I observed, "Love is the fulfilling of the law, the end of the commandment." It is not only "the first and great" command, but all the commandments in one. "Whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, if there be any virtue, if there be any praise," they are all comprised in this one word, love."

"As no good is done, or spoken, or thought by any man without the assistance of God, working in and with those that believe in him, so there is no evil done, or spoken, or thought without the assistance of the devil, who worketh with strong though secret power in the children of unbelief. All the works of our evil nature are the work of the devil."

Compiled by Thomas George








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