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100 Best Quotes by Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa Quotes

Mother Teresa of Kolkata was the organizer of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic parishioner and committed her life to help others. She has won the Noble Peace Prize in 1979. Her inheritance at a standstill lives today as well as she had a gift of putting the things in a simpler and thoughtful manner. Here are some of the most used and read quotes by Mother Teresa.

  1. “Spread the love of God through your life but only use words when necessary.”
  2. “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”
  3. “Peace begins with a smile…”
  4. “Joy is strength.”
  5. “Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”
  6. “One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.”
  7. “The person who gives with a smile is the best giver because God loves a cheerful giver.”
  8. “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.”
  9. “Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.”
  10. “If we pray, we will believe; If we believe, we will love; If we love, we will serve.”
  11. “Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”
  12. “I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.”
  13. “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 to grow up in greater love for each other.”
  14. “Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is 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 too precious, do not destroy it. Life is life, fight for it.”
  15. “I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”
  16. “There’s nothing more calming in difficult moments that knowing there’s someone fighting with you.”
  17. “The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.”
  18. “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”
  19. “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
  20. “In loving one another through our works we bring an increase of grace and a growth in divine love.”
  21. “I’m a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world.”
  22. “Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.”
  23. “What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.”
  24. “May God break my heart so completely that the whole world falls in.”
  25. “Love to be real, it must cost—it must hurt—it must empty us of self.”
  26. “When a poor person dies of hunger it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed”
  27. “Go out into the world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light new light in the hearts of people.”
  28. “Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.”
  29. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
  30. “There are many people who can do big things, but there are very few people who will do the small things.”
  31. “We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.”
  32. “Pain and suffering have come into your life, but remember pain, sorrow, suffering are but the kiss of Jesus – a sign that you have come so close to Him that He can kiss you.”
  33. “A life not lived for others is not a life.”
  34. “It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.”
  35. “I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.”
  36. “What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight; build it anyway.”
  37. “The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.”
  38. “Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”
  39. “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.”
  40. “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.”
  41. “The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.”
  42. “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.”
  43. “Prayer is the mortar that holds our house together.”
  44. “Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.”
  45. “If we pray, we will believe; If we believe, we will love; If we love, we will serve. “
  46. “Loneliness is the leprosy of the modern world.”
  47. “Even if you’re on the right rack, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”
  48. “We learn humility through accepting humiliations cheerfully.”
  49. “The trees, the flowers, the plants grow in silence. The stars, the sun, the moon move in silence. Silence gives us a new perspective.”
  50. “The fruit of Silence is Prayer; The fruit of Prayer is Faith; The fruit of Faith is Love; The fruit of Love is Service; The fruit of Service is Peace”
  51. “He who is faultless does not care for the opinion of others.”
  52. “I will never understand all the good that a simple smile can accomplish.”
  53. “The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family.”
  54. “Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”
  55. “It is not the magnitude of our actions, but the amount of love that is put into them that matters.”
  56. “Holiness does not consist in doing extraordinary things. It consists in accepting, with a smile, what Jesus sends us. It consists in accepting and following the will of God.”
  57. “It is poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”
  58. “Give, but give until it hurts.”
  59. “Life is a game, play it.”
  60. “The greatest science in the world; in heaven and on earth; is love.”
  61. “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
  62. “Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”
  63. “Each of us is merely a small instrument; all of us, after accomplishing our mission, will disappear.”
  64. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”
  65. “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.”
  66. “Each one of them is Jesus in disguise.”
  67. “Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.”
  68. “I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness.”
  69. “Peace begins with a smile.”
  70. “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”
  71. “In the home begins the disruption of the peace of the world.”
  72. “When you have nothing left but God, you have more than enough to start over again.”
  73. “Work without love is slavery.”
  74. “Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home.”
  75. “Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus.”
  76. “Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.”
  77. “Without patience, we will learn less in life. We will see less. We will feel less. We will hear less. Ironically, rush and more usually mean less.”
  78. “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
  79. “The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.”
  80. “A life not lived for others is not a life.”
  81. “Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.”
  82. “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
  83. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”
  84. “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”
  85. “Prayer in action is love, love in action is service.”
  86. “Everything that is not given is lost.”
  87. “Never travel faster than your guardian angel can fly.”
  88. “Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.”
  89. “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.”
  90. “When you don’t have anything, then you have everything.”
  91. “Prayer makes your heart bigger, until it is capable of containing the gift of God himself. Prayer begets faith, faith begets love, and love begets service on behalf of the poor.”
  92. “I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness.”
  93. “If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.”
  94. “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.”
  95. “A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love. She gives most who gives with joy.”
  96. “We will be judged by “I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless, and you took me in.”
  97. “We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.”
  98. “The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.”
  99. “Love is a fruit in season at all times and within reach of every hand.”
  100. “Live simply so others may simply live.”