John Wesley Quotes

"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."

"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."

"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."

"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."

"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!"

"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!"

"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."

"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."

Compiled by Thomas George