Mother Teresa Quotes

- Notable Mother Teresa Quotes Index -

Born: August 26, 1910, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Birth Country: Republic of Macedonia
Died: Calcutta, India, September 5, 1997
Occupation: Religious Leader
Religion: Catholic

1.
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
- Mother Teresa

2.
Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

3.
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
- Mother Teresa

4.
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

5.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

6.
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.
- Mother Teresa

7.
Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
- Mother Teresa

8.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
- Mother Teresa

9.
Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
- Mother Teresa

10.
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

11.
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.
- Mother Teresa

12.
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.
- Mother Teresa

13.
Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action.
- Mother Teresa

14.
Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home.
- Mother Teresa

15.
Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
- Mother Teresa

16.
Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus.
- Mother Teresa

17.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
- Mother Teresa

18.
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

19.
Peace begins with a smile.
- Mother Teresa

20.
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
- Mother Teresa

21.
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

22.
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
- Mother Teresa

23.
The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.
- Mother Teresa

24.
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

25.
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

26.
We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

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