Mother Teresa Quotes

The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill
her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There
is nothing between.
Mother Teresa

It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is
put into them that matters.
Mother Teresa

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much
love we put in that action.
Mother Teresa

I think I'm more difficult than critical.
Mother Teresa

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.
Mother Teresa

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

I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness.
Mother Teresa

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think
that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person
who has nothing to eat.
Mother Teresa

God's Trust
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish
that He didn't trust me so much.
Mother Teresa

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
Mother Teresa

There is more hunger in the world for love and appreciation in
this world than for bread.
Mother Teresa

Each one of them is Jesus in disguise.
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Jesus said love one another. He didn't say love the whole world.
Mother Teresa

Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the
love of Jesus.
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Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
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If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
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Just One
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
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Kind Words
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are
truly endless.
Mother Teresa

Kingdom of God
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness,
of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the
Kingdom of God - the rest will be given.
Mother Teresa

Kingly Act
It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.
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Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
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Loneliness is the most terrible poverty.
Mother Teresa

Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
Mother Teresa

Good works are links that form a chain of love.
Mother Teresa

I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I don't 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
Mother Teresa

I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for
money. No, I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I
willingly cure him for the love of God.

Mother Teresa

If we want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To
keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
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Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
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Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home.
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Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
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Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you
without leaving happier.
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The success of love is in the loving - it is not in the result of loving. Of
course it is natural in love to want the best for the other person, but
whether it turns out that way or not does not determine the value of
what we have done.

Mother Teresa

The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.
Mother Teresa

et us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough,
money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So,
spread your love everywhere you go.

Mother Teresa

It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy.
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I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you
know your next door neighbor?
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One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Mother Teresa

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can
be no more hurt, only more love.
Mother Teresa

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

We are all pencils in the hand of God.
Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

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

It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may
live as you wish.
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Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven
will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love
God better because of them.

Mother Teresa

We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless.
The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest
poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.

Mother Teresa

Sweetest Lord, make me appreciative of the dignity of my high
vocation, and its many responsibilities. Never permit me to disgrace
it by giving way to coldness, unkindness, or impatience.
Mother Teresa

Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for
greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children
have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for
each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world.
Mother Teresa

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows
in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.

Mother Teresa

Small Things
We are all pencils in the hand of God.
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Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to
that person, a beautiful thing.
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Peace begins with a smile.
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Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the
beginning of love.
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We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
Mother Teresa

There should be less talk; a preaching point is not a meeting point.
What do you do then? Take a broom and clean someone's house.
That says enough.
Mother Teresa

There are no great things, only small things with great love. Happy are those.
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Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according
to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to
do the humble work.
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It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to
love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve
hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved
in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our
love for each other must start.

Mother Teresa

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather
the feeling of being unwanted.

Mother Teresa

There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well.
They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste.
When I see people throwing away things that we could use.

Mother Teresa

We, the unwilling,led by the unknowing,are doing the impossible for the
ungrateful. We have done so much,for so long,with so little,we are now
qualified to do anything with nothing.
Mother Teresa

Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.
Mother Teresa

There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the
sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the
devotion come in - that we do it to God, to Christ, and that's why
we try to do it as beautifully as possible.

Mother Teresa