WESLEY, John Quotes
(1703-1791), English preacher, founder of Methodism
Certainly, this is a duty—not a sin.— Cleanliness is, indeed, next to Godliness.
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.
As to matters of dress, I would recommend one never to be first in the fashion nor the last out of it.
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.
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.
Though I am always in haste, I am never in a hurry.
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.
Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can.
That execrable sum of all villainies commonly called the slave-trade.