Mother Teresa Quotes (91 Quotes)


    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.

    Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.

    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.

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



    Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.

    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.

    Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

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


    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, singit. 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.

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

    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.

    One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.

    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.

    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.

    If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.

    We can cure physical diesases 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

    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.

    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

    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.

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

    On the British Royal Divorce (Charles and Dianna). She is such a sad soul. It is good that it is over. Nobody was happy anyhow. I know I should preach family love and unity, but in their case....

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

    One filled with joy preaches without preaching.

    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.

    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.

    If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one.

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

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

    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.

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

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

    Good works are links that form a chain of love.

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

    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.


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

    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.

    The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved.

    We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love.

    People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway.

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

    We can not do great things. We can only do little things with great love.

    Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.

    I do not pray for success. I ask for faithfulness.

    In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love

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

    Spread love everywhere you go first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindnesskindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.


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