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#1. Wine, one of the noblest cordials in nature. - Author: John Wesley
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#2. My one aim in life is to secure personal holiness, for without being holy myself I cannot promote real holiness in others. - Author: John Wesley
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#3. Humility and patience are the surest proofs of the increase of love. - Author: John Wesley
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#4. I want the whole Christ for my Savior, the whole Bible for my book, the whole Church for my fellowship, and the whole world for my mission field. - Author: John Wesley
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#5. Give me 100 preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God; such alone will shake the gates of hell. - Author: John Wesley
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#6. The church changes the world not by making converts but by making disciples. - Author: John Wesley
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#7. A sour religion is the devil's religion. - Author: John Wesley
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#8. The case is this: God offers you one of the greatest mercies on this side of heaven and commands you to accept it. Why do you not accept this mercy in obedience to His command ... God offers you a pardon for all your sins. - Author: John Wesley
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#9. Preach faith till you have it; and then, because you have it, you will preach faith. - Author: John Wesley
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#10. Give me one hundred men who love only God with all their heart and hate only sin with all their heart and we will shake the gates of hell and bring in the kingdom of God in one generation. - Author: John Wesley
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#11. I cannot help leaving my books behind me whenever God calls me hence; but in every other respect, my own hands will be my executors. - Author: John Wesley
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#12. I continue to dream and pray about a revival of holiness in our day that moves forth in mission and creates authentic community in which each person can be unleashed through the empowerment of the Spirit to fulfill God's creational intentions. - Author: John Wesley
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#13. Making an open stand against all the ungodliness and unrighteousness which overspreads our land as a flood is one of the noblest ways of confessing Christ in the face of His enemies. - Author: John Wesley
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#14. Catch on fire and people will come for miles to see you burn. - Author: John Wesley
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#15. With all prayer (Eph. 6:18) All sorts of prayer- public, private, mental, vocal. Do not be diligent in one kind of prayer and negligent in others ... let us use all. - Author: John Wesley
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#16. We should constantly use the most common, little, easy words which our language affords. - Author: John Wesley
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#17. God does nothing except in response to believing prayer. - Author: John Wesley
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#18. The wearing of costly array is directly opposite to being adorned with good works. Nothing can be more evident than this; for the more you lay out on your own apparel, the less you have left to clothe the naked, to feed the hungry, to lodge the stranger, to relieve those that are sick and in prison. - Author: John Wesley
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#19. Whatever the natural cause, sin is the true cause of all earthquakes. - Author: John Wesley
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#20. My talent is to speak my mind. God won't object if you bury that talent. - Author: John Wesley
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#21. Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin, and desire nothing but God, and I care not a straw whether they be clergymen or laymen; such alone will shake the gates of hell and set up the kingdom of heaven on Earth. - Author: John Wesley
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#22. Money never stays with me. It would burn me if it did. I throw it out of my hands as soon as possible, lest it should find its way into my heart. - Author: John Wesley
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#23. Gay and costly apparel directly tends to create and influence lust ... The fact is plain and undeniable, it has the effect both on the wearer and beholder. You kindle a flame, which, at the same time consumes both yourself and your admirers ... - Author: John Wesley
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#24. We are always open to instruction, willing to be wiser every day than we were before, and to change whatever we can change for the better. - Author: John Wesley
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#25. The best of all is God with us - Author: John Wesley
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#26. How is it more for the glory of God to save man irresistibly, than to save him as a free agent, by such grace as he may either concur or resist? - Author: John Wesley
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#27. Unless God has raised you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the opposition of men and devils. But if God be for you, who can be against you? Are all of them together stronger than God? O be not weary of well doing! - Author: John Wesley
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#28. I am never in a hurry, because I never undertake more work than I can go through with perfect calmness of spirit. - Author: John Wesley
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#29. I look upon all the world as my parish. - Author: John Wesley
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#30. I the chief of sinners am, but Jesus died for me. - Author: John Wesley
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#31. All that a Christian does, even in eating and sleeping, is prayer, when it is done in simplicity, according to the order of God, without either adding to or diminishing from it by his own choice. - Author: John Wesley
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#32. The wicked will gnaw their tongues for anguish and pain; they will curse God and look upwards. There the dogs of hell, pride, malice, revenge, rage, horror, despair, continually devout them. - Author: John Wesley
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#33. Passion and prejudice govern the world; only under the name of reason. - Author: John Wesley
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#34. The giving up of (a belief in) witchcraft is in effect the giving up of (a beilief in) the Bible. - Author: John Wesley
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#35. My mother was the source from which I derived the guiding principles of my life. - Author: John Wesley
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#36. Lord, is it not Thy word, if any man lack wisdom, let him ask of God? Thou givest liberally, and upbraidest not. Thou hast said, if any be willing to do Thy will, he shall know. I am willing to do, let me know Thy will. - Author: John Wesley
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#37. Do not any longer contend for mastery, for power, money, or praise. Be content to be a private, insignificant person, known and loved by God and me ... of what importance is your character to mankind, if you was buried just now. Or if you had never lived, what loss would it be to the cause of God. - Author: John Wesley
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#38. May we not say, that true zeal is not mostly charitable, but wholly so? That is, if we take charity in St. Paul's sense, for love; the love of God and our neighbour. For it is a certain truth, (although little understood in the world), that Christian zeal is all love. It is nothing else. - Author: John Wesley
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#39. Thou hidden love of God, whose height, Whose depth unfathomed no man knows, I see from far thy beauteous light, Only I sigh for thy repose. - Author: John Wesley
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#40. Purge me from every sinful blot;
My idols all be cast aside:
Cleanse me from every evil thought,
From all the filth of self and pride.
The hatred of the carnal mind
Out of my flesh at once remove:
Give me a tender heart, resigned,
And pure, and full of faith and love. - Author: John Wesley
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#41. One of the principal rules of religion is, to lose no occasion of serving God. And, since he is invisible to our eyes, we are to serve him in our neighbour; which he receives as if done to himself in person, standing visibly before us. - Author: John Wesley
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#42. Bear up the hands that hang down, by faith and prayer; support the tottering knees. Have you any days of fasting and prayer? Storm the throne of grace and persevere therein, and mercy will come down. - Author: John Wesley
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#43. Men of learning began to set experiments aside ... to form theories ... and to substitute these in the place of experiments. - Author: John Wesley
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#44. Light yourself on fire with passion and people will come from miles to watch you burn. - Author: John Wesley
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#45. Do no harm. Do good. Stay in love with God. - Author: John Wesley
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#46. Think not the bigotry of another is any excuse for your own. - Author: John Wesley
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#47. No outward practices will stand in the place of the new birth. Nothing under heaven will stand in its place. - Author: John Wesley
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#48. As theories increased, simple medicines..were forgotten, at least in the politer nations ... Medical books, were immensely multiplied, ... (towards) an abstruse science, quite out of reach of ordinary men. - Author: John Wesley
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#49. It cannot be that the people should grow in grace unless they give themselves to reading. A reading people will always be a knowing people. - Author: John Wesley
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#50. Give me 100 men that hate nothing but sin, and love Jesus Christ, and we'll shake England for God. - Author: John Wesley
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#51. Even in the greatest afflictions, we ought to testify to God, that, in receiving them from his hand, we feel pleasure in the midst of the pain, from being afflicted by Him who loves us, and whom we love. - Author: John Wesley
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#52. Vice does not lose its character by becoming fashionable. - Author: John Wesley
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#53. If I had 300 men who feared nothing but God, hated nothing but sin, and were determined to know nothing among men but Jesus Christ and Him crucified, I would set the world on fire. - Author: John Wesley
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#54. Singing is as much the language of holy joy as praying is of holy desire. - Author: John Wesley
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#55. I learned more about Christianity from my mother than from all the theologians in England. - Author: John Wesley
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#56. God would first, by this inspiration of his Spirit, have wrought in our hearts that holy love without which none can enter into glory. - Author: John Wesley
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#57. Employ whatever God has entrusted you with, in doing good, all possible good, in every possible kind and degree ... - Author: John Wesley
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#58. I'd had the quintessential liberal arts experience, and I came out of college not having a clue of what to do. - Author: John Wesley
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#59. The best of it is, God is with us. - Author: John Wesley
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#60. I felt my heart strangely warmed. I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone for salvation. - Author: John Wesley
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#61. Proceed with much prayer, and your way will be made plain. - Author: John Wesley
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#62. It is hardily credible of how great consequences before God the smallest things are; and what great inconveniences some times follow those which appear to be light faults. - Author: John Wesley
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#63. You have nothing to do but to save souls; therefore spend and be spent in this work. - Author: John Wesley
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#64. In souls filled with love, the desire to please God is continual prayer. - Author: John Wesley
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#65. God is so great that He communicates greatness to the least thing that is done for His service. - Author: John Wesley
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#66. Let your words be the genuine picture of your heart. - Author: John Wesley
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#67. 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. - Author: John Wesley
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#68. Wherever riches have increased, the essence of religion has decreased in the same proportion. - Author: John Wesley
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#69. Until my work on this earth is done, I am immortal. But when my work for Christ is done ... I go to be with Jesus - Author: John Wesley
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#70. I have never known more than fifteen minutes of anxiety or fear. Whenever I feel fearful emotions overtaking me, I just close my eyes and thank God that He is still on the throne reigning over everything and I take comfort in His control over the affairs of my life. - Author: John Wesley
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#71. He who governed the world before I was born shall take care of it likewise when I am dead. My part is to improve the present moment. - Author: John Wesley
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#72. none can trust in the merits of Christ, till he has utterly renounced his own. - Author: John Wesley
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#73. Prayer is where the action is. - Author: John Wesley
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#74. Though I am always in haste, I am never in a hurry. - Author: John Wesley
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#75. Bring me a worm that can comprehend a man, and then I will show you a man that can comprehend the Triune God. - Author: John Wesley
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#76. Giving up witchcraft is, in effect, giving up the Bible. - Author: John Wesley
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#77. But as sickness and diseases have created the necessity of medicines and physicians, so the disorders of our rational nature have introduced the necessity of education and tutors. - Author: John Wesley
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#78. No man that ever lived, not John Calvin himself, ever asserted either original sin, or justification by faith, in more strong, more clear and express terms, than Arminius has done. - Author: John Wesley
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#79. It is good to renew ourselves, from time to time, by closely examining the state of our souls, as if we had never done it before; for nothing tends more to the full assurance of faith, than to keep ourselves by this means in humility, and the exercise of all good works. - Author: John Wesley
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#80. A meek spirit gives no trouble willingly to any: a quiet spirit bears all wrongs without being troubled. - Author: John Wesley
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#81. [When I die] if I leave behind me ten pounds ... you and all mankind [may] bear witness against me, that I have lived and died a thief and a robber. - Author: John Wesley
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#82. Do you know why that cow looks over that wall? She looks over the wall because she cannot see through it, and that is what you must do with your troubles ... Look over and above them. - Author: John Wesley
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#83. People who wish to be offended will always find some occasion for taking offense. - Author: John Wesley
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#84. By justification we are saved from the guilt of sin ... by sanctification we are saved from the power and root of sin - Author: John Wesley
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#85. 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. - Author: John Wesley
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#86. The first priority of my life is to be holy, and the second goal of my life is to be a scholar. - Author: John Wesley
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#87. I have so much to do that I spend several hours in prayer before I am able to do it. - Author: John Wesley
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#88. And now run the race which is set before thee, in the royal way of universal love. - Author: John Wesley
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#89. Get on fire for God and men will come and see you burn. - Author: John Wesley
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#90. At four in the afternoon, I submitted to be more vile and proclaimed in the highways the glad tidings of salvation. - Author: John Wesley
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#91. Beware, lastly, of imagining you shall obtain the end without using the means conducive to it. - Author: John Wesley
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#92. Nothing short of God can satisfy your soul. - Author: John Wesley
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#93. Riches naturally beget pride, love of the world, and every temper that is destructive of Christianity. - Author: John Wesley
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#94. 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. - Author: John Wesley
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#95. I pity those who can find no good at church. But how should they if prejudice come between, an effectual bar to the grace of God? - Author: John Wesley
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#96. [Christ] does not give [men] light but from moment to moment; the instant He withdraws, all is darkness ... God does not give them a stock of holiness. - Author: John Wesley
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#97. Think and let think. - Author: John Wesley
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#98. Though we cannot think alike, may we not love alike? May we not be of one heart, though we are not of one opinion? Without all doubt, we may. Herein all the children of God may unite, notwithstanding these smaller differences. - Author: John Wesley
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#99. True humility is a kind of self-annihilation; and this is the centre of all virtues. - Author: John Wesley
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#100. Not, how much of my money will I give to God, but, how much of God's money will I keep for myself? - Author: John Wesley
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