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John Wesley Quotes


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Go not to those who want you, but to those who want you most.

    Topics: Evangelism

I preached on the righteousness of the law and the righteousness of faith. While I was speaking, several dropped down as dead and among the rest such a cry was heard of sinners groaning for the righteousness of faith that it almost drowned my voice. But many of these soon lifted up their heads with joy and broke out into thanksgiving, being assured they now had the desire of their soul - the forgiveness of their sins.

    Topics: Evangelism, Righteousness, Thankfulness

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

    Topics: Examples

Faith is the divine evidence whereby the spiritual man discerneth God, and the things of God.

    Topics: Faith, Discernment

There is no faithfulness like that which ought to be between a guide of souls and the person directed by him. They ought continually to regard each other in God, and closely to examine themselves, whether all their thoughts are pure, and all their words directed with Christian discretion. Other affairs are only the things of men; but these are peculiarly the things of God.

    Topics: Faithful, Purity

I want the whole Christ for my Saviour, the whole Bible for my book, the whole Church for my fellowship, and the whole world for my mission field.

    Topics: Fellowship, Missions, The Bible

It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to cast off his trust in riches.

    Topics: Finances

If I leave behind me 10 (pounds), you and all mankind bear witness against that I lived and died a thief and a robber.

    Topics: Giving

Get all you can, save all you can and give all you can.

    Topics: Giving

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.

    Topics: God

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

    Topics: God, The Trinity

The sea is an excellent figure of the fulness of God, and that of the blessed Spirit. For as the rivers all return into the sea; so the bodies, the souls, and the good works of the righteous, return into God, to live there in his eternal repose.

    Topics: God, Eternity

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