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75 John Wesley Quotes on Evangelism and Faith

John Wesley was a British priest, theologian, and evangelist who led a revival movement known as Methodism inside the Church of England.

His societies became the most popular form of the independent Methodist movement, which still exists today.

He also spoke against the slave trade regularly and wrote Thoughts on Slavery, a booklet condemning the practice publicly.

Wesley was always obedient to spiritual illumination or wisdom and felt that following God’s known will was the best way to live.

You will find below a curated collection of popular John Wesley quotes to read and share with others.


Religious John Wesley Quotes

Reading Christians are growing Christians. When Christians cease to read, they cease to grow. ~ John Wesley.

Think and let think.~ John Wesley.

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All worldly joys are less than that one joy of doing kindnesses. ~ John Wesley.

Whosoever will reign with Christ in heaven, must have Christ reigning in him on earth. ~ John Wesley.

Read the most useful books, and that regularly and constantly. ~ John Wesley.

God does nothing but by prayer, and everything with it. ~ John Wesley.

People who wish to be offended will always find some occasion for taking offense. ~ John Wesley.

By justification, we are saved from the guilt of sin…by sanctification, we are saved from the power and root of sin. ~ John Wesley.

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. ~ John Wesley.

Prayer is where the action is. ~ John Wesley.

Wine, one of the noblest cordials in nature. ~ John Wesley.

At all times it is of use to have a friend to whom you can pour your heart without any disguise or reserve. ~ John Wesley.

Proceed with much prayer, and your way will be made plain. ~ John Wesley.

Light yourself on fire with passion and people will come from miles to watch you burn. ~ John Wesley.

Give me 100 men that hate nothing but sin, and love Jesus Christ, and we’ll shake England for God. ~ John Wesley.

What one generation tolerates, the next generation will embrace. ~ John Wesley.

I judge all things only by the price they shall gain in eternity. ~ John Wesley.

Best John Wesley Quotes

Suffer all, and conquer all. ~ John Wesley.

By justification, we are saved from the guilt of sin…by sanctification, we are saved from the power and root of sin ~ John Wesley

Beware you be not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge. ~ John Wesley.

The first priority of my life is to be holy, and the second goal of my life is to be a scholar. ~ John Wesley.

A sour religion is the devil’s religion. ~ John Wesley.

Light yourself on fire with passion and people will come from miles to watch you burn. ~ John Wesley.

At all times it is of use to have a friend to whom you can pour your heart without any disguise or reserve. ~ John Wesley.

At all times it is of use to have a friend to whom you can pour your heart without any disguise or reserve. ~ John Wesley.

Though I am always in haste, I am never in a hurry. ~ John Wesley.

There is no love of God without patience, and no patience without lowliness and sweetness of spirit. ~ John Wesley.

God grant that I may never live to be useless! ~ John Wesley.

Wise John Wesley Quotes

Wherever riches have increased, the essence of religion has decreased in the same proportion. ~ John Wesley.

Employ whatever God has entrusted you with, in doing good, all possible good, in every possible kind and degree. ~ John Wesley.

I want to know one thing: The way to Heaven. How to land safe on that happy shore. ~ John Wesley.

If we cannot think alike, at least we may love alike; and can anything but love beget love? ~ John Wesley.

Faith is the divine evidence whereby the spiritual man discerneth God, and the things of God. ~ John Wesley.

Preach 90% Law and 10% grace. ~ John Wesley.

Preach faith till you have it; and then, because you have it, you will preach faith. ~ John Wesley.

I am never in a hurry, because I never undertake more work than I can go through with perfect calmness of spirit. ~ John Wesley.

Catch on fire and people will come for miles to see you burn. ~ John Wesley.

top-John Wesley-quotes

Singing is as much the language of holy joy as praying is of holy desire. ~ John Wesley.

In all cases, the Church is to be judged by the Scripture, not the Scripture by the Church. ~ John Wesley.

Beware you be not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge. ~ John Wesley.

For as long as love takes up the whole heart, what room is there for sin therein? ~ John Wesley.

Famous John Wesley Quotes

Untold millions are still untold. ~ John Wesley.

I look upon all the world as my parish. ~ John Wesley.

Anything that cools my love for Christ is the world. ~ John Wesley.

Beware you be not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge. ~ John Wesley.

Let me do all the good I can, to all the people I can, as often as I can, for I shall not pass this way again. ~ John Wesley.

You have one business on earth – to save souls. ~ John Wesley.

The church changes the world not by making converts but by making disciples. ~ John Wesley.

In souls filled with love, the desire to please God is continual prayer. ~ John Wesley.

The Church recruited people who had been starched and ironed before they were washed. ~ John Wesley.

God does nothing except in response to believing prayer. ~ John Wesley.

Thoughtful John Wesley Quotes

Nothing short of God can satisfy your soul. ~ John Wesley.

The neglect of prayer is a grand hindrance to holiness. ~ John Wesley.

The best of it is, God is with us. ~ John Wesley.

Think and let think. ~ John Wesley.

I felt my heart strangely warmed. I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone for salvation. ~ John Wesley.

Beware you be not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge. ~ John Wesley.

Earn all you can, give all you can, save all you can. ~ John Wesley.

Humility and patience are the surest proofs of the increase of love. ~ John Wesley.

Prayer continues in the desire of the heart, though the understanding be employed on outward things. ~ John Wesley.

My talent is to speak my mind. God won’t object if you bury that talent. ~ John Wesley.

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We should be rigorous in judging ourselves and gracious in judging others. ~ John Wesley.

When you set yourself on fire, people love to come and see you burn. ~ John Wesley.

Do no harm. Do good. Stay in love with God. ~ John Wesley.

Cleanliness is indeed next to godliness. ~ John Wesley.

Nay, if there be any mistakes in the Bible, there may as well be a thousand. If there be one falsehood in that book, it did not come from the God of truth. ~ John Wesley.

Meaningful John Wesley Quotes

I have so much to do that I spend several hours in prayer before I am able to do it. ~ John Wesley.

The longer I live, the larger allowances I make for human infirmities. I exact more from myself and less from others. ~ John Wesley.

The readiest way to escape from our sufferings is, to be willing they should endure as long as God pleases. ~ John Wesley.

If doing a good act in public will excite others to do more good, then ‘Let your light shine to all.’ Miss no opportunity to do good. ~ John Wesley.

Before I can preach love, mercy, and grace, I must preach sin, Law, and judgment. Preach 90% Law and 10% grace. ~ John Wesley.

At all times it is of use to have a friend to whom you can pour your heart without any disguise or reserve.~ John Wesley.

Let your words be the genuine picture of your heart. ~ John Wesley.

A man of one book, a student of many.~ John Wesley.



So these were the 75 top John Wesley quotes and sayings on evangelism and ways to revive our faith.

Tell me in the comments section, which “John Wesley” quotes were your favorite?

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Chandan Negi

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