Mother Teresa Quotes
1910 - 1997
Mother Teresa of Calcutta was truly an inspiration to us all.
She was a Missionary and Founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity.
She won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1979.
Her life work was dedicated to God and to helping others.
Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Inspirational Quotes |
The more you smile and love your neighbors, the more love will spread.
Words of Encouragement |
There are no great things, only small things with great
Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
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God is love and He loves you and we are precious to Him. He called us by
our name. We belong to Him. He has created us in His image for
greater things. God is love, God is joy, God is light, God is truth.
The best way to show your gratitude to God and to people is to accept everything with joy.
Just show up and things will happen.
True holiness consists in doing God's will with a smile.
If our people could only see all this, they would stop grumbling about
their own misfortunes and offer thanks to God for blessing them with
Young people want to see more than to hear be the Word of God.
Words, to be true, must be followed by example.
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish He didn't trust me so much.
It's not how much we give but how much love we put into
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
It is God's work we do. It is not social work or humanitarian service:
Whatever we do to anyone we do to Jesus, and we are called to serve
the poorest of the poor people.
Helping Others |
Do not wait for
leaders; do it alone, person to person.
What blood is to the body, prayer is to the soul.
A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love.
God still loves the world and He sends you and me to be His love and
His compassion to the poor.
Mine was a happy family. I had one brother and one sister,
but I do not like to talk about it. It is not important now.
The important thing is to follow God's way, the way he leads
us to do something beautiful for him.
The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.
I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at
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.
Unless a life is lived for others, it is not worthwhile.
Making A Difference |
I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness.
We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.
Quotes About Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa did what many successful entrepreneurs with great ideas do
- she applied her ethical principles and values to work she was
Ruma Bose, Mother Teresa, CEO: Unexpected Principles for Practical Leadership
Toward the very end of her life, she wrote a special message entitled
"I Thirst" to the Missionaries of Charity Society. In it she wrote:
"Only one secret:
The closer we come to Jesus, the better we will know his thirst."
Angelo Scolozzi, Thirsting for God: Daily Meditations
Inspirational Messages |
She (Mother Teresa) embraced these persistent and intense sufferings
with heroic courage and fidelity, giving evidence of her extraordinary
faith in God and surrender to His will.
The encouragement that the disclosure of this hidden aspect
of Mother Teresa's life has been to many led to the idea of making
more of her insights available
as they can teach us much in dealing with our own struggles and sufferings.
Brian Kolodiejchuk, M.C., Where There Is Love, There Is God: A Path to Closer Union with God and Greater Love for Others
While the twentieth century was often a time of turbulence,
selfishness, godlessness, and violence, Mother Teresa of Calcutta
was a witness to love. She was a clear reminder of the goodness
within human nature and the beauty of being truly open to God.
Michael J. Ruszala, Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta: A Witness to Love
Encouraging Bible Verses |
For Mother Teresa, apparently her lifelong habit of quieting
her ego through prayer has led to a vibrant life in the world
and the rich development of her personality.
Mother Teresa insisted that we can all help love to grow with
even small actions. She said, "every time you smile at someone" it was "a gift"
and an "action of love", which made a "beautiful thing".
Scarlett Johnson, Mother Teresa: 40 Inspirational Life Lessons And Timeless Wisdom From The Life Of Mother Teresa
She was a ray of hope for many, including the aged, the destitute,
the unemployed, the diseased, the terminally ill, and those abandoned
by their families.
Debra Williams, Mother Teresa: Get Inspired by Real Heroes
She considered herself just "a pencil in God's hand" and was convinced
that God was using her "nothingness" to show His greatness.
Father Brian Kolodiejchuk M.C., Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta
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