Mother Teresa Quotes To Inspire You Today

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Mother TeresaMother Teresa (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997) also known as Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.She devoted her life to helping others and won the Noble Peace Prize in 1979. Her legacy still lives today and her quotes are some of the most used and read.

Mother Teresa Quotes

  • “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
  • “In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.”
  • “Spread love everywhere you go: First of all in your own house…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.”
  • “Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”
  • “People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway.”
  • “Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”
  • “We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love.”
  • “Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is a beauty, admire it. Life is a dream,realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game,play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure,dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is life, fight for it!”
  • “We cannot do great things on this Earth, only small things with great love.”
  • “[Former President Jimmy Carter released a statement which said that he and his wife, Rosalyn, were] saddened … her great humanitarian work, her tireless and selfless devotion to others, her sense of mercy and humility, were beacons of light in this world. Our best homage to her can be to seek and cultivate the goodness within ourselves and others.”
  • “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.”
  • “The greatest threat to world peace is abortion!!!”
  • “I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”
  • “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.”
  • “One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.”
  • “There is more hunger in the world for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.”
  • “When you look at the inner workings of electrical things, you see wires. Until the current passes through them, there will be no light. That wire is you and me. The current is God. We have the power to let the current pass through us, use us, to produce the light of the world, Jesus, in us. Or we can refuse to be used and allow darkness to spread.”
  • “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.”
  • “For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.”
  • “Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love”
  • “I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.”
  • “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.”
  • “Peace begins with a smile.”
  • “It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”
  • “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 you to grow up in greater love for each other.”
  • “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.”
  • “Intense love does not measure, it just gives.”
  • “God doesn’t require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.”
  • “When Christ said: ”I was hungry and you fed me,” he didn’t mean only the hunger for bread and for food; he also meant the hunger to be loved. Jesus himself experienced this loneliness. He came amongst his own and his own received him not, and it hurt him then and it has kept on hurting him. The same hunger, the same loneliness, the same having no one to be accepted by and to be loved and wanted by. Every human being in that case resembles Christ in his loneliness; and that is the hardest part, that’s real hunger.”
  • “Without out suffering, our work would just be social work, very good and helpful, but it would not be the work of Jesus Christ, not part of the Redemption. All the desolation of the poor people, not only their material poverty, but their spiritual destitution, must be redeemed. And we must share it, for only by being one with them can we redeem them by bringing God into their lives and bringing them to God.”
  • “The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.”
  • “We must have a real living determination to reach holiness. ”I will be a saint” means I will despoil myself of all that is not God; I will strip my heart of all created things; I will live in poverty and detachment; I will renounce my will, my inclinations, my whims and fancies, and make myself a willing slave to the will of God.”
  • “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.”
  • “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.”
  • “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 did?”
  • “It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters.”
  • “Anyone who truly loves God travels securely.”
  • “I believe in person to person. Every person is Christ for me, and since there is only one Jesus, that person is the one person in the world at that moment.”
  • “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.”
  • “I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible.”
  • “Much more is accomplished by a single word of the Our Father said, now and then, from our heart, than by the whole prayer repeated many times in haste and without attention.”
  • “As each Sister is to become a Co-Worker of Christ in the slums, each ought to understand what God and the Missionaries of Charity expect from her. Let Christ radiate and live his life in her and through her in the slums. Let the poor, seeing her, be drawn to Christ and invite him to enter their homes and their lives. Let the sick and suffering find in her a real angel of comfort and consolation. Let the little ones of the streets cling to her because she reminds them of him, the friend of the little ones.”
  • “Don’t let your sins turn into bad habits.”
  • “Jesus said love one another. He didn’t say love the whole world.”
  • “There is hunger for ordinary bread, and there is hunger for love, for kindness, for thoughtfulness; and this is the great poverty that makes people suffer so much.”
  • “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if that drop was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. I do not agree with the big way of doing things.”
  • “One filled with joy preaches without preaching.”
  • “One must really have suffered oneself to help others.”
  • “Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home.”
  • “Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.”
  • “For devil’s sake, don’t give bribes,”
  • “Our souls may lose their peace and even disturb other people’s, if we are always criticizing trivial actions – which often are not real defects at all, but we construe them wrongly through our ignorance of their motives.”
  • “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
  • “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.”
  • “Good works are links that form a chain of love.”Mother Teresa
  • “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.”
  • “We are all pencils in the hand of God.”
  • “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.”
  • “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.”
  • “What we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if that drop was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. I do not agree with the big way of doing things.”
  • “The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis but rather the feeling of being unwanted, uncared for and deserted by everybody”
  • “Let 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.”
  • “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.”
  • “I never add up. I only subtract from the total dying… . . . It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters.”
  • “We can do no great things, only small things with great love.”
  • “There is but one love of Jesus, as there is but one person in the poor — Jesus. We take vows of chastity to love Christ with undivided love; to be able to love him with undivided love we take a vow of poverty which frees us from all material possessions, and with that freedom we can love him with undivided love, and from this vow of undivided love we surrender ourselves totally to him in the person who takes his place.”
  • “unwanted and unloved.”
  • “Do you think it is only a little thing to possess a house from which lovely things can be seen?”
  • “If there are people who feel that God wants them to change the structures of society, that is something between them and their God. We must serve him in whatever way we are called. I am called to help the individual; to love each poor person. Not to deal with institutions. I am in no position to judge.”
  • “The trouble is that rich people, well-to-do people, very often don’t really know who the poor are; and that is why we can forgive them, for knowledge can only lead to love, and love to service. And so, if they are not touched by them, it’s because they do not know them.”
  • “If you 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.”
  • “Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.”
  • “The greatest science in the world, in heaven and on earth, is love.”
  • “We can not do great things. We can only do little things with great love.”
  • “So many signatures for such a small heart.”
  • “I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”
  • “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 be able to touch souls.”
  • “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.”
  • “We cannot do great things on this Earth, only small things with great love.”
  • “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.”
  • “Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love”
  • “It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters.”
  • “One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.”
  • “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.”
  • “Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”
  • “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 did?”
  •      I Like this quote I dislike this quote“There is more hunger in the world for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.”
  • “Unless a life is lived for others, it is not worthwhile”
  • God doesn’t require us to succeed; he only requires that you try”
  • “We have not come into the world to be numbered; we have been created for a purpose; for great things: to love and be loved.”
  • “We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love.”
  • “What I do you cannot do; but what you do, I cannot do. The needs are great, and none of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.”
  • “I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.”
  • “Intense love does not measure; it just gives”
  • “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
  • “I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.”
  • “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”
  • “True holiness consists in doing God’s will with a smile”
  • “I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.”
  • “We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.”
  • “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
  • “We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, with so little, for so long, we are now qualified to do anything, with nothing.”
  • “We can do no great things; only small things with great love.”
  • “If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.”
  • “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
  • “I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness.”
  • “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

 

  • “Peace begins with a smile.”
  • “One must really have suffered oneself to help others.”
  • “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”
  • “It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.”
  • “Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.”
  • “Spread love everywhere you go: First of all in your own house… 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, kindness.”
  • “To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.”
  • “Kind words are short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless”
  • “I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness.”
  • “Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.”
  • “Love begins by taking care of the closest ones-the ones at home.”
  • “The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.”
  • “Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. The rest will be given.”
  • “The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted”

Now that we are reminded that it is our obligation to appreciate our happiness, and to share it with the world through expressing gratitude and appreciation.

 

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