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date: 15 June 2024

John Wesley 1703–91
English preacher; founder of Methodism 

  1. The Gospel of Christ knows of no religion but social; no holiness but social holiness.
    Hymns and Sacred Poems (1739) Preface
  2. Cleanliness is, indeed, next to godliness.
    Sermons on Several Occasions (1788) Sermon 88
  3. I went to America to convert the Indians; but oh, who shall convert me?
    Journal (ed. N. Curnock) 24 January 1738
  4. I felt my heart strangely warmed. I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone for salvation; and an assurance was given me that He had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and death.
    on his conversion
    Journal (ed. N. Curnock) 24 May 1738
  5. I look upon all the world as my parish.
    Journal (ed. N. Curnock) 11 June 1739
  6. Though I am always in haste, I am never in a hurry.
    letter to Miss March, 10 December 1777, in Letters (ed. J. Telford, 1931) vol. 6
  7. Those that desire to write or say anything to me have no time to lose; for time has shaken me by the hand and death is not far behind.
    letter to Ezekiel Cooper, 1 February 1791