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Mother Teresa's Quotes


  Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

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

  God doesnt require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  A life not lived for others is not a life.  
 -  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
  

  I see God in every human being.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  Never travel faster than your guardian angel can fly.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

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

  Smile at each other. Smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other; it doesnt matter who it is; and that will help to grow up in greater love for each other.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  If you cant feed a hundred people, then feed just one.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

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

  I was once asked why I dont participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I will be there.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  How can there be too many children? That is like saying, there are too many flowers.  
 -  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
  

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

  The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases 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. The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty - it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality. There's a hunger for love, as there is a hunger for God.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

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

  I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  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
  

  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
  

  Duty is a very personal thing. It is what comes from knowing the need to take action and not just a need to urge others to do something.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  Facing the press is more difficult than bathing a leper.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  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.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  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.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  Loneliness and the feeling of being uncared for and unwanted are the greatest poverty.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  It is not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  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.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  One filled with joy preaches without preaching.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

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

  To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

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

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

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

  Each of us is merely a small instrument; all of us, after accomplishing our mission, will disappear.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

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

  The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases 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. The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty - it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality. There's a hunger for love, as there is a hunger for God.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  Jesus said love one another. He didn't say love the whole world.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  Work without love is slavery.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  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
  

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

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

  I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot. Together we can do great things.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

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

  If I ever become a Saint - I will surely be one of 'darkness.' I will continually be absent from Heaven – to light the light of those in darkness on earth.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  If you are successful, you will win some false friends and true enemies; succeed anyway.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. 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.'  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  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.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  I know God won't give me anything I cant handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I 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?'  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

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

  Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  Life is a game - play it.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

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

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

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

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

  I was once asked why I don't participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I'll be there.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  Never travel faster than your guardian angel can fly.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  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
  

  Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

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

  Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  God doesn't require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I 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?'  
 -  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
  

  Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  I'm a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  I see God in every human being.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  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.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  If you judge people you have no time to love them.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  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
  

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

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

  Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  We cannot do great things on this Earth, only small things with great love.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

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

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

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

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

  Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

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

  Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

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

  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
  

  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.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  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.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  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
  

  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
  

  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
  

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

  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
  

  Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.  
 -  Mother Teresa