John Wesley (June 28, 1703 - March 2, 1791) was an Anglican divine and theologian who, with his brother Charles Wesley and fellow cleric George Whitefield, is credited with the foundation of the evangelical movement known as Methodism. His work and writings also played a leading role in the development of the Holiness movement and Pentecostalism. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)
As to matters of dress, I would recommend one never to be first in the fashion nor the last out of it.
Be not so positive; especially with regard to things which are neither easy nor necessary to be determined.
Beware you are not a fiery, persecuting enthusiast. Do not imagine that God has called you... to destroy men’s lives, and not to save them.
Beware, lastly, of imagining you shall obtain the end without using the means conducive to it. God can give the end without any means at all; but you have no reason to think He will.
Having, First, gained all you can, and, Secondly saved all you can, Then give all you can.
I am always in haste, but never in a hurry.
In all cases, the Church is to be judged by the Scripture, not the Scripture by the Church.
Let it be observed, that slovenliness is no part of religion; that neither this, nor any text of Scripture, condemns neatness of apparel. Certainly this is a duty, not a sin. Cleanliness is indeed next to godliness.
Lord, let me not live to be useless!
Never dream of forcing men into the ways of God. Think yourself, and let think. Use no constraint in matters of religion. Even those who are farthest out of the way never compel to come in by any other means than reason, truth, and love.
Passion and prejudice govern the world; only under the name of reason. It is our part, by religion and reason joined, to counteract them all we can.
The longer I live, the larger allowances I make for human infirmities. I exact more from myself, and less from others. Go thou and do likewise!
Think not the bigotry of another is any excuse for your own.
Though I am always in haste, I am never in a hurry.
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.
Use no constraint in matters of religion. Even those who are farthest out of the way never compel to come in by any other means than reason, truth, and love.