John Wesley Quotes

" 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."
- John Wesley quoting his own sermon on "The Circumcision of the Heart" (1 January 1733)

"I look on all the world as my parish; thus far I mean, that, in whatever part of it I am, I judge it meet, right, and my bounden duty, to declare unto all that are willing to hear, the glad tidings of salvation."- Journal (11 June 1739)

" We believe the written word of God to be the only and sufficient rule, both of Christian faith and practice; and herein we are fundamentally distinguished from those of the Romish church. We believe Christ to be the eternal, supreme God; and herein we are distinguished from the Socinians and Arians. " - The Character of a Methodist" (1739)

"Every one, though born of God in an instant, yet undoubtedly grows by slow degrees." - Letter (27 June 1760), published in The Works of the Rev. John Wesley (1813) Vol. XVI, p. 109

"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!" - Letter to Reverend Samuel Furley (25 Janurary 1762), P

"Beware you be not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge." - Letter to Joseph Benson (7 November 1768);

"Passion and prejudice govern the world; only under the name of reason. It is our part, by religion and reason joined, to counteract them all we can." - Letter to John Benson (5 October 1770); published in Wesley's Select Letters (1837), p. 207

"In returning I read a very different book, published by an honest Quaker, on that execrable sum of all villanies, commonly called the Slave-trade." - Journal (12 February 1772) after reading Some historical accounts of Guinea by Anthony Benezet
Source: Wikiquote - John Wesley
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