Mother Teresa Quotes

Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu MC, more commonly recognized as Mother Teresa, was an Albanian-Indian Catholic nun acclaimed for establishing the Missionaries of Charity. Her origins trace back to Skopje, which was then part of the Ottoman Empire. At 18, she journeyed to Ireland and subsequently to India, where she dedicated the majority of her life. Wikipedia

“Do not allow yourselves to be disheartened by any failure as long as you have done your best.” ~ Mother Teresa

“One of the realities we’re all called to go through is to move from repulsion to compassion and from compassion to wonderment.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” ~ Mother Teresa

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

“Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.” ~ Mother Teresa

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“The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family.” ~ Mother Teresa

“We must never be afraid to be a sign of contradiction for the world.” ~ Mother Teresa

“If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” ~ Mother Teresa

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” ~ Mother Teresa

“The fruit of love is service, which is compassion in action.” ~ Mother Teresa

“There is thing you can do but I cannot and there is thing I can but you cannot; so, let us make something beautiful for God.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Life is a game, play it… Life is too precious, do not destroy it.” ~ Mother Teresa

“We have to possess before we can give.” ~ Mother Teresa

“The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.” ~ Mother Teresa

“You are greater than you know.” ~ Mother Teresa

“The first requirement for prayer is silence. People of prayer are people of silence.” ~ Mother Teresa

“There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter.” ~ Mother Teresa

“If now we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten how to see God in one another.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Not handouts, but rather hands held.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Humility is truth, therefore in all sincerity, we must be able to look up and say, I can do all things in Him who strengthens me. By yourself you can do nothing, have nothing but sin, weakness and misery. All the gifts of nature and grace you have them from God.” ~ Mother Teresa

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

“Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier.” ~ Mother Teresa

“I don’t do great things. I do small things with great love.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Together we can do great things.” ~ Mother Teresa

“I want you to be concerned about your next-door neighbor. Do you know your next-door neighbor?” ~ Mother Teresa

“Do ordinary things with extraordinary love.” ~ Mother Teresa

“I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; give the world the best you’ve got anyway.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Peace begins with a smile.” ~ Mother Teresa

“If we really want to love, we must learn how to forgive.” ~ Mother Teresa

“We cannot give what we have not got.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Work without love is slavery.” ~ Mother Teresa

“God speaks in the silence of the heart.” ~ Mother Teresa

“I go of my free choice, with the blessing of obedience.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Profound joy of the heart is like a magnet that indicates the path of life.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it.” ~ Mother Teresa

“If I look at the mass, I will never act. If I look at the one, I will.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Smiling novices. I can hear the music of your laughter of joy. Learn, my children, to be holy, for true holiness consists of doing God’s work with a smile.” ~ Mother Teresa

“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love but to use violence to get what they want.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Poverty was not created by God. It is we who have caused it, you and I through our egotism.” ~ Mother Teresa

“I know I am touching the living body of Christ in the broken bodies of the hungry and the suffering.” ~ Mother Teresa

“The openness of our hearts and minds can be measured by how wide we draw the circle of what we call family.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Live simply so others may simply live.” ~ Mother Teresa

“‎Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” ~ Mother Teresa

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

“May God break my heart so completely that the whole world falls in.” ~ Mother Teresa

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“Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” ~ Mother Teresa

“If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Do extraordinary things with love.” ~ Mother Teresa

“There are no great things, only small things with great love. Happy are those.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Although she be but little, she is fierce.” ~ Mother Teresa

“I do not pray for success; I ask for faithfulness.” ~ Mother Teresa

“One filled with the joy preaches without preaching.” ~ Mother Teresa

“What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight; build it anyway.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Go out into the world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light new light in the hearts of people.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Whenever you share love with others, you’ll notice the peace that comes to you and to them.” ~ Mother Teresa

“If we are humble, nothing will change us, neither praise, nor discouragement.” ~ Mother Teresa

“One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Life is a challenge; we must take it.” ~ Mother Teresa

“If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you. Be honest and frank anyway.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Some people come in our life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons.” ~ Mother Teresa

“We fear the future because we are wasting today.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Never let anything so fill you with sorrow as to make you forget the joy of Christ risen.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.” ~ Mother Teresa

“I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness.” ~ Mother Teresa

“I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us, and we change things.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Loneliness is the most terrible form of poverty.” ~ Mother Teresa

“God is everywhere and in everything and without Him we cannot exist.” ~ Mother Teresa

“True love is love that causes us pain, that hurts, and yet brings us joy. That is why we must pray to God and ask Him to give us the courage to love.” ~ Mother Teresa

“We interfere with God’s plans when we push in someone or something else not suitable for us. Be strict with yourself, and then be very strict with what you are receiving from the outside.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Yes, you must live life beautifully and not allow the spirit of the world that makes gods out of power, riches, and pleasure make you to forget that you have been created for greater things.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Peace and war start within one’s own home. If we really want peace for the world, let us start by loving one another within our families. Sometimes it is hard for us to smile at one another.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Spread the love of God through your life but only use words when necessary.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it.” ~ Mother Teresa

“True love is giving and giving until it hurts.” ~ Mother Teresa

“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” ~ Mother Teresa

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

“Life’s a song, sing it.” ~ Mother Teresa

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

“We do not need guns and bombs to bring peace, we need love and compassion.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.” ~ 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

“A life not lived for others is not a life.” ~ Mother Teresa

“In order to keep the lamp burning you have to keep putting the oil in it.” ~ Mother Teresa

“If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.” ~ Mother Teresa

“He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in His love than in your weakness.” ~ Mother Teresa

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“When you don’t have anything, then you have everything.” ~ Mother Teresa

“We must make our homes centers of compassion and forgive endlessly.” ~ Mother Teresa

“If you are discouraged, it is a sign of pride because it shows you trust in your own powers.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Words that do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Jesus said love one another. He didn’t say love the whole world.” ~ Mother Teresa

“If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies. Succeed anyway.” ~ Mother Teresa

“The problem with the world is that we draw the circle of our family too small.” ~ Mother Teresa

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