Mother Teresa Quotes
Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
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.
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?
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.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
Peace begins with a smile.
Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
Each one of them is Jesus in disguise.
Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
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.
We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.
Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home.
Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.
The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.
I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?
Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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