Mother Teresa Quotes


Type: Roman Catholic nun and missionary

Born: 26 August 1910

Died: 5 September 1997 (aged 87)

Mother Teresa(Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu) was the founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic congregation of women dedicated to helping the poor. Considered one of the greatest humanitarians of the 20th century.

Mother Teresa Quotes

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

Work without love is slavery.

I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask, 'How many good things have you done in your life?' rather he will ask, 'How much love did you put into what you did?

It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.

I'm a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world.

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

We are all pencils in the hand of God.

The moment passed - but the darkness is so dark, and the pain is so painful. – But I accept whatever He gives and I give whatever He takes.

The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family.

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

The Simple Path
Silence is Prayer
Prayer is Faith
Faith is Love
Love is Service
The Fruit of Service is Peace

Love is not patronizing and charity isn't about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same - with charity you give love, so don't just give money but reach out your hand instead.

Love is a fruit in season at all times and within reach of every hand.

A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love. She gives most who gives with joy.

Smile at each other. Smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other- it doesn't matter who it is- and that will help to grow up in greater love for each other.

Peace begins with a smile..

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.

I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness.

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.

I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness.

There are many people who can do big things, but there are very few people who will do the small things.

In the final analysis it is between you and God, it was never between you and them anyway.

There is a terrible hunger for love. We all experience that in our lives - the pain, the loneliness. We must have the courage to recognize it. The poor you may have right in your own family. Find them. Love them.

If I look at the mass I will never act.

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.

A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love.

Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.

God does not require that we be successful only that we be faithful.

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

I think it is very good when people suffer. To me that is like the kiss of Jesus.

Prayer is the mortar that holds our house together.

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.

I used to pray that God would feed the hungry, or do this or that, but now I pray that he will guide me to do whatever I'm supposed to do, what I can do. I used to pray for answers, but now I'm praying for strength. I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us and we change things.

Profound joy of the heart is like a magnet that indicates the path of life.

Do we know our poor people? Do we know the poor in our house, in our family? Perhaps they are not hungry for a piece of bread. Perhaps our children, husband, wife, are not hungry, or naked, or dispossessed, but are you sure there is no one there who feels unwanted, deprived of affection?

God has not called me to be successful; He has called me to be faithful.

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.

God hasn't called us to be successful, just faithful.

The problem with the world is that we draw the circle of our family too small.

A sacrifice to be real must cost, must hurt, and must empty ourselves. Give yourself fully to God. He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in his love than in your weakness.

It is not what to do, but how much love we put into the doing. We can do not greats, only small things with great love." - Mother Theresa

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.

Do small things with great love.

There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometimes lose sight of this force when there is suffering, too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways.

We do not need guns and bombs to bring peace, we need love and compassion.

In the home begins the disruption of the peace of the world.

If you judge people you have no time to love them.

Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.

How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers." ~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Joy is strength.

Joy must be one of the pivots of our life. It is the token of a generous personality. Sometimes it is also a mantle that clothes a life of sacrifice and self-giving. A person who has this gift often reaches high summits. He or she is like sun in a community.

If you are joyful, do not worry about lukewarmness. Joy will shine in your eyes and in your look, in your conversation and in your countenance. You will not be able to hide it because joy overflows.

Never let anything so fill you with sorrow as to make you forget the joy of Christ risen.

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