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    John Wesley on:    

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.

    Topics: Good and Evil, Unbelief

All outward means of grace, if separate from the spirit of God, cannot profit, or conduce, in any degree, either to the knowledge or love of God. All outward things, unless he work in them and by them, are in vain.

    Topics: Grace, Holy Spirit

The best helps to growth in grace are the ill usage, the affronts, and the losses which befall us. We should receive them with all thankfulness, as preferable to all others, were it only on this account, -- that our will has no part therein.

    Topics: Grace, Affliction

One of the greatest evidences of God's love to those that love him is, to send them afflictions, with grace to bear them.

    Topics: Grace, Affliction

The best of all is, God is with us. Farewell!

    Topics: Heaven
    Source: John Wesley's last words.

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

    Topics: Holiness, Learning

God is the first object of our love: Its next office is, to bear the defects of others. And we should begin the practice of this amidst our own household.

    Topics: Home, Helping

Humility and patience are the surest proofs of the increase of love.

    Topics: Humility, Patience

Humility alone unites patience with love; without which it is impossible to draw profit from suffering; or indeed, to avoid complaint, especially when we think we have given no occasion for what men make us suffer.

    Topics: Humility, Suffering

True humility is a kind of self-annihilation; and this is the centre of all virtues.

    Topics: Humility

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

    Topics: Judging, Eternity

Beware you are not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge.

    Topics: Love, Books, Knowledge

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