John Wesley: 12 Quotes

12 Quotes from the father of the Methodist movement. There’s a madness lying beneath all this methodism… may it inspire you! [These are in no particular order… and please feel free to add your own favorite(s) via the comments!]

  1. “Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, to all the souls you can, in every place you can, at all the times you can, with all the zeal you can, as long as ever you can.”
  2. “When I have money, I get rid of it quickly, lest it find a way into my heart.”
  3. “Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn.”
  4. “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 me.”
  5. “The Bible knows nothing of solitary religion.”
  6. “Think not the bigotry of another is any excuse for your own.”
  7. “Prayer is where the action is.”
  8. “All worldly joys are less than that one joy of doing kindnesses.”
  9. “The gospel of Christ knows of no religion, but social; no holiness but social holiness.”
  10. “One design you are to pursue to the end of time, — the enjoyment of God in time and in eternity. Desire other things, so far as they tend to this.”
  11. “Every one, though born of God in an instant, yea and sanctified in an instant, yet undoubtedly grows by slow degrees…”
  12. “But beware you be not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge.”

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