This modest, fragile woman with a sympathetic heart and weary peasant hands has always found herself in the hottest spots of the world to help people, pray for their well-being and say simple kind words that can support them in difficult times. More than one book has been written about her, more than one film has been shot. She called herself a pencil in the hands of God writing a letter of love to the world.

She was honoured with the highest world awards – the Indian Order of Lady Lotus, the American Medal of Freedom, the Pope John XXIII award, and in 1979 she was declared a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

She lived a difficult life, went through many trials, but her soul remained open for people to whom she gave her love, care and helped as much as she could. “If you want to make the world a better place, go home and love your family!” These words belong to Mother Teresa, whose name has become a household name in many countries, turning into a symbol of selfless love, kindness and mercy.

The doors of palaces and huts were thrown open in front of her, she talked with the powerful and the poor, finding wise words of comfort and support for everyone. She was received by King Harald V of Norway, Prince Charles, Princess Diana, popes, political leaders Yasser Arafat, Fidel Castro, George Bush, considering it an honour. Mother Teresa began each day with a simple prayer: “Lord! Give me strength to comfort, not be comforted; understand, not be understood; to love, not to be loved. For when we give, we receive. And, forgiving, we find forgiveness … “

We can definitely consider her a great person, despite the criticism that has come down. She did more than a few great politicians put together. Few words, lots of action. She suffered, and this suffering resulted in a huge number of quotes. She called for mercy. Mother Teresa has become a symbol of selflessness and constant help without the hope of getting anything in return.

Mother Teresa’s quotes about life

She learned everything from the wrong side from which people are used to seeing it every day. Mother Teresa’s quotes are striking in their depth and soulfulness.

1. “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

2. “Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.”

3. “No matter how tired you are, no matter how physically exhausting this work may be, it’s beautiful to bring a smile into someone’s life, to care for someone in need. What greater joy can there be?”

4. “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”

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

6. “If we pray, we will believe; If we believe, we will love; If we love, we will serve.”

7. “I fear just one thing: Money! Greed

8. “God has not called me to be successful. He has called me to be faithful.”― Mother Teresa

9. “The success of love is in the loving – it is not in the result of loving. Of course it is natural in love to want the best for the other person, but whether it turns out that way or not does NOT determine the value of what we have done.” – Mother Teresa

10. “We interfere with God’s plans when we push in someone or something else not suitable for us. Be strict with yourself, and then be very strict with what you are receiving from the outside.”― Mother Teresa

11. “If you can’t do great things, do little things with great love. If you can’t do them with great love, do them with a little love. If you can’t do them with a little love, do them anyway.”

12. “I don’t do great things. I do small things with great love.”

13. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” – Mother Teresa

14. “A life not lived for others is not a life.” ― Mother Teresa

15. “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” – Mother Teresa

16. “There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter.”

17. “People are generally irrational, unreasonable and selfish. They deserve to be loved, anyway.” ― Mother Teresa

18. “We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, with so little, for so long, we are now qualified to do anything, with nothing.”― Mother Teresa

19. “Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.”

20. “Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.” – Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa’s quotes about mercy

Compassion is one of God’s graces. And only the most powerful in spirit and heart are able to show this feeling towards those who are completely unfamiliar to them, who cannot give an answer or something in return.

21. “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.”

22. “Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home.”

23. “I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.” – Mother Teresa

24. “Am I ever angry or frustrated? I only feel angry sometimes when I see waste, when things that we waste are what people need, things that would save them from dying. Frustrated? No, never.”― Mother Teresa

25. “Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the action that we do.” ― Mother Teresa

26. “Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.”― Mother Teresa

27. “It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters.” – Mother Teresa

28. “Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it.”

29. “The first step to becoming is to will it.”― Mother Teresa

30. “A life not lived for others is not a life.”

31. “If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive.” ― Mother Theresa

32.“The more you have, the more you are occupied, the less you give. But the less you have the more free you are. Poverty for us is a freedom. It is not mortification, a penance. It is joyful freedom. There is no television here, no this, no that. But we are perfectly happy.”― Mother Teresa

33. “I don’t do great things. I do small things with great love.”― Mother Teresa

34. “The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.”― Mother Teresa

35. “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.”

36. “I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?” – Mother Teresa

37 “Together we can do great things.”

38. “The fruit of love is service, which is compassion in action.”― Mother Teresa

39. “When you don’t have anything, then you have everything.” ― Mother Teresa

40. “Each one of them is Jesus in disguise.”

Mother Teresa’s quotes about peace and love

love quotes mother teresa

She knew how to love this world. And I tried to teach everyone to do it. Try to read these quotes and get enough of the world-view from Mother Teresa.

41. “Peace begins with a smile. I will never understand all the good that a simple smile can accomplish.”

42. “Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired.” – Mother Teresa

43. “Profound joy of the heart is like a magnet that indicates the path of life.” ― Mother Teresa

44. “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”

45. “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

46. “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

47. “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.”

48. “The greatest mistake is to think you are too strong to fall into temptation. Put your finger in the fire and it will burn. So we have to go through the fire.”― Mother Teresa

49. “We must never be afraid to be a sign of contradiction for the world.”― Mother Teresa

50. “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.”

51. “In loving one another through our works we bring an increase of grace and a growth in divine love.” ― Mother Teresa

52. “It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.” – Mother Teresa

53. “Not handouts, but rather hands held.”― Mother Teresa

54. “Do extraordinary things with love.” ― Mother Teresa

55. “God loves me. I’m not here just to fill a place, just to be a number. He has chosen me for a purpose. I know it.”

56. “The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.”

57. “I have never been in a war before, but I have seen famine and death. I was asking (myself) what do they feel when they do this? I don’t understand it. They are all children of God. Why do they do it? I don’t understand.” – Mother Teresa

58. “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.”

59. “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.”

60. “We have not come into the world to be numbered; we have been created for a purpose; for great things: to love and be loved.”

Quotes from Mother Teresa with deep meaning

A short phrase from this fragile woman was enough to silence the large hall. Or for whole countries to take action to fix problems.

61. “Let us all smile at each other for a smile is the beginning of love.”

62. “Some people come in our life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons.” ― Mother Teresa

63. “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.”

64. “Life is a game, play it… Life is too precious, do not destroy it.”

65. “I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us, and we change things.”

66. “Life is a challenge, we must take it.” ― Mother Teresa

67. “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” – Mother Teresa

68. “Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without being tired.”― Mother Teresa

69. “Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.”

70. “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.”

71. “Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it.”

72. “At the moment of death we will not be judged according to the number of good deeds we have done or by the diplomas we have received in our lifetime. We will be judged according to the love we have put into our work.”― Mother Teresa

72. “Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” ― Mother Teresa

74. “Intense love does not measure, it just gives.” – Mother Teresa

75. “The poor are great! The poor are wonderful! The poor are very generous! They give us much more than what we give them.”

76. “What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight; build it anyway.” ― Mother Teresa

77. “Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.” – Mother Teresa

78. “We must not be surprised when we hear of murders, killings, of wars, or of hatred… If a mother can kill her own child, what is left but for us to kill each other?”

79. “Life is love, enjoy it. Life is mystery, know it. Life is a promise, fulfill it.”

80. “Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.”

Quotes from Mother Teresa about indifference and love

Unfortunately, humanity too often plunges into these two states. And it’s better to love than to pass by.

81. “Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world.” – Mother Teresa

82. “It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.”

83. “Jesus said love one another. He didn’t say love the whole world.”

84. “I know I am touching the living body of Christ in the broken bodies of the hungry and the suffering.”― Mother Teresa

85. “Work without love is slavery.” ― Mother Teresa

86. “Do not allow yourselves to be disheartened by any failure as long as you have done your best.”― Mother Teresa

87. “Intense love does not measure, it just gives.”

88. “True love is love that causes us pain, that hurts, and yet brings us joy. That is why we must pray to God and ask Him to give us the courage to love.”― Mother Teresa

89. “The beginning of prayer is silence. If we really want to pray we must first learn to listen, for in the silence of the heart God speaks. And to be able to see that silence, to be able to hear God we need a clean heart; for a clean heart can see God, can hear God, can listen to God; and then only from the fullness of our heart can we speak to God. But we cannot speak unless we have listened, unless we have made that connection with God in the silence of our heart.”

90. “Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” – Mother Teresa

91. “Peace begins with a smile.”

92. “Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” ― Mother Teresa

93. “Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness.”

94. “Never be so busy as not to think of others.”

95. “The Lord likes small things best, especially those done with love.”

96. “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

97. “Keep the corners of your mouth turned up. Speak in a low, persuasive tone. Listen; be teachable. Laugh at good stories and learn to tell them…For as long as you are green, you can grow.” ― Mother Teresa

98. “The problem with the world is that we draw the circle of our family too small.”― Mother Teresa

99. “If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.”

100. “Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.” – Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa quotes about love and compassion

Only one who has a big heart can be compassionate. This is a very good feeling, it can definitely brighten this world and make it a better place.

101. “I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I don’t 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

102. “Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier.”― Mother Teresa

103. “Loneliness is the most terrible form of poverty.”― Mother Teresa

104. “Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it.” ― Mother Teresa

105. “Be faithful in little things, for in them your strength lies.” ― Mother Teresa

106. “It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself.” ― Mother Teresa

107. “Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.”

108. “Let us not use bombs and guns to overcome the world. Let us use love and compassion. Peace begins with a smile.”

109. “Do ordinary things with extraordinary love.”

110. “If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives: Be kind anyway. If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies: Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank people will try to cheat you: Be honest anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight: Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous of you: Be happy anyway. The good you do today, will often be forgotten by tomorrow: Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough: Give your best anyway.”

111. “Words that do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.”

112. “Spread love everywhere you go; first of all in your house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbour. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.”

113. “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ― Mother Teresa

114. “If now we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten how to see God in one another.”― Mother Teresa

115. “To work without love is slavery.” ― Mother Teresa

116. “We need to realize that poverty doesn’t only consist of being hungry for bread, but rather it is a tremendous hunger for human dignity. We need to love and to be someone for someone else.”― Mother Teresa

117. “The openness of our hearts and minds can be measured by how wide we draw the circle of what we call family.”

118. “There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometimes lose sight of this force when there is suffering, too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways.”

119. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”

120. “Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.”

Most recognizable quotes from Mother Teresa

Famous quotes by Mother Teresa

Can we count her as a celebrity? Most likely yes and no at the same time. Because she herself would not want to. But her quotes are truly immortal in the hearts of millions of people.

121. “The more you have, the more you are occupied, the less you give. But the less you have the more free you are. Poverty for us is a freedom. It is not mortification, a penance. It is joyful freedom. There is no television here, no this, no that. But we are perfectly happy.”

122. “One filled with the joy preaches without preaching.”― Mother Theresa

123. “Doctors can heal the body, but it is music that uplifts the spirit.”

124. “In the developed countries there is a poverty of intimacy, a poverty of spirit, of loneliness, of lack of love. There is no greater sickness in the world today than that one.”― Mother Teresa

125. “Together we can do great things.”― Mother Teresa

126. “The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.”

127. “Whenever you share love with others, you’ll notice the peace that comes to you and to them.”

128. “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.”

129. “If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.” ― Mother Teresa

130. “God doesn’t require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.” – Mother Teresa

131. “Sometimes a good feeling from inside is worth much more than a beautician.” ― Mother Teresa

132. “One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.” – Mother Teresa

133. “The poor give us much more than we give them. They’re such strong people, living day to day with no food. And they never curse, never complain. We don’t have to give them pity or sympathy. We have so much to learn from them.” ― Mother Teresa

134. “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” – Mother Teresa

135. “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

136. “It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.” ― Mother Teresa

137. “None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.”

138. “Do ordinary things with extraordinary love.” – Mother Teresa

139. “I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.”

140. “The fruit of faith is love,and the fruit of love is service…spread love everywhere u go..”― Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa quotes for every day

She inspired people and constantly renewed hope. Even after her death, Mother Teresa remains a meaningful symbol for the whole world.

141. “Your true character is most accurately measured by how you treat those who can do ‘Nothing’ for you.”

142. “Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”

143. “Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Teresa

144. “There is more hunger in the world for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.” – Mother Teresa

145. “There are no great things, only small things with great love. Happy are those.”― Mother Teresa

146. “It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.” – Mother Teresa

147. “Yes, you must live life beautifully and not allow the spirit of the world that makes gods out of power, riches, and pleasure make you to forget that you have been created for greater things.” ― Mother Teresa

148. “If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway.”

149. “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”

150. “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” – Mother Teresa

151. “Although she be but little, she is fierce.”― Mother Teresa

152. “There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter.”― Mother Teresa

153. “At the heart of silence is prayer. At the heart of prayer is faith. At the heart of faith is life. At the heart of life is service.”

154. “How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers.” ― Mother Teresa

155. “Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.”

156. “The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.”

157. “Be kind to each other. It is better to commit faults with gentleness than to work miracles with unkindness.”

158. “Spread the love of God through your life but only use words when necessary.” ― Mother Teresa

159. “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

160. “I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.” – Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa’s quotes about mercy

This is one of the highest benefactors, capable of manifesting in each of us. Indeed, according to the Holy Bible, there is a part of God in each of us. Why do we forget about this?

161. “Jesus said love one another. He didn’t say love the whole world.” ― Mother Teresa

162. “Life’s a song, sing it.”― Mother Teresa

163. “God has created us to love and to be loved, and this is the beginning of prayer-to know that He loves me, that I have been created for greater things.”

164. “The fruit of love is service, which is compassion in action.”

165. “The openness of our hearts and minds can be measured by how wide we draw the circle of what we call family.”― Mother Teresa

166. “I want you to be concerned about your next-door neighbor. Do you know your next-door neighbor?” ― Mother Teresa

167. “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

168. “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

169. “It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.” – Mother Teresa

170. “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa

171. “Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” – Mother Teresa

172. “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” ― Mother Teresa

173. “If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.” – Mother Teresa

174. “I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness.” ― Mother Teresa

175. “I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” – Mother Teresa

176. “The success of love is in the loving – it is not in the result of loving. Of course it is natural in love to want the best for the other person, but whether it turns out that way or not does not determine the value of what we have done.”

177. “Live simply so others may simply live.” – Mother Teresa

178. “I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness.” – Mother Teresa

179. “What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight; build it anyway.”

180. “Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love but to use violence to get what they want.”

Mother Teresa’s immortal quotes

Wise sayings by Mother Teresa

These words cannot die, because they are repeatedly pronounced everywhere. They are approached not only by religious leaders, but also by many public people involved in charity.

181. “Life is an adventure, dare it.”

182. “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.”

183. “Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity.”

184. “There are many people who can do big things, but there are very few people who will do the small things.”

185. “There is thing you can do but I can not and there is thing I can but you can not; so let us make something beautiful for God.”― Mother Teresa

186. “Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.” – Mother Teresa

187. “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

188. “I am nothing; I am but an instrument, a tiny pencil in the hands of the Lord with which He writes what he likes. However imperfect we are, he writes beautifully.”

189. “If we are humble, nothing will change us, neither praise, nor discouragement.”― Mother Teresa

190. “If we worry too much about ourselves, we won’t have time for others”

191. “Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.” – Mother Teresa

192. “For all those who make such stories which are not true, I only say God forgive all these people. I feel sorry for them because they are doing so much harm to themselves.”

193. “Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.” – Mother Teresa

194. “God doesn’t require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.”

195. “There is no key to happiness; the door is always open.”

196. “I am only a pencil in the hand of God, but it is He who writes.” ― Mother Teresa

197. “I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.” – Mother Teresa

198. “Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.”

199. “I go of my free choice, with the blessing of obedience.” ― Mother Theresa

Quotes from Mother Teresa for the beginning of the path of virtue

Someday you will take the first step. Let it be the only one, but you will know that after you there is a bright trace left on this planet.

200. “I think I’m more difficult than critical.” – Mother Teresa

201. “We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” – Mother Teresa

202. “You will never truly realize God is all you need until He becomes all you have.”― Mother Teresa

203. “Go out into the world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light new light in the hearts of people.”

204. “We are not called to be successful, but faithful.” ― Mother Teresa

205. “Do we know our poor people? Do we know the poor in our house, in our family? Perhaps they are not hungry for a piece of bread. Perhaps our children, husband, wife, are not hungry, or naked, or dispossessed, but are you sure there is no one there who feels unwanted, deprived of affection?”

207. “Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love but to use violence to get what they want.” – Mother Teresa

206. “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.”

208.“‎Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” ― Mother Teresa

209.“The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.”

210. “A way of satisfying our brethrens’ hunger is to share with them whatever we have – to share with them until we ourselves feel what they feel.”― Mother Teresa

211. “We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.”

212. “Please choose the way of peace. In the short term there may be winners and losers in this war that we all dread. But that never can, or never will justify the suffering, pain and loss of life your weapons will cause.” – Mother Teresa

213. “Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it.”

215. “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.” – Mother Teresa

216. “Good works are links that form a chain of love.” – Mother Teresa

217. “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” – Mother Teresa

218. “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.”

219. “If you are discouraged, it is a sign of pride because it shows you trust in your own powers.” ― Mother Teresa

Final selection of quotes from Mother Teresa

Once these words have already been able to change the world. We hope that returning to them will continue to do good for all who need it.

220. “The less we have, the more we give. Seems absurd, but it’s the logic of love.” ― Mother Teresa

221. “Abortion kills twice. It kills the body of the baby and it kills the conscience of the mother. Abortion is profoundly anti-women. Three quarters of its victims are women: Half the babies and all the mothers.”

222. “Some people come in our life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons.”

223. “If each of us would only sweep our own doorstep, the whole World would be clean.”

224. “God does not create poverty; we do, because we do not share.”

225. “Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; give the world the best you’ve got anyway.”― Mother Teresa

226. “One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.”

227. “Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home.” ― Mother Teresa

228. “Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” – Mother Teresa

229. “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

230. “We fear the future because we are wasting today.” – Mother

231. “Cheerfulness is a sign of a generous and mortified person who forgetting all things, even herself, tries to please her God in all she does for souls. Cheerfulness is often a cloak which hides a life of sacrifice and a continual union with God.”― Mother Teresa

232. “There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.”― Mother Teresa

233. “I never look at the masses as my responsibility. I look at the individual. I can love only one person at a time. I can feed only one person at a time. Just one, one, one.”

234. “The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”

235. “You are greater than you know.”

236. “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.”

237. “Poverty was not created by God. It is we who have caused it, you and I through our egotism.” ― Mother Teresa

238. “We cannot give what we have not got.”― Mother Teresa

239. “One of the realities we’re all called to go through is to move from repulsion to compassion and from compassion to wonderment.”― Mother Teresa

240. “I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”

241. “We do not need guns and bombs to bring peace, we need love and compassion.” – ― Mother Teresa

Wisdom that saves body and soul

Mother Teresa’s immortal quotes

She picked up the dying from the city streets, washed the lepers, dug up garbage heaps where children were thrown, fed the hungry, begged for alms, taught the children to read and write, drawing letters in the mud with a stick … clothes. ” Theresa, stubborn and incredibly assertive, did not listen to anyone.

Mother Teresa always smiled no matter what happened. In the opinion of the sisters, she “sparkled with laughter” and everyone who was near, amazed with vitality and radiance. Everyone was greeted with a friendly word, an affectionate gesture.

Smiling is not just part of Teresa’s nature, it is a choice, it is a conscious behaviour. Moreover, she calls her smile full of warmth and love … “a mask”. She herself admitted: “Listen from the outside, you might think:” Well, hypocrisy!”. But even after reading what will be said below, hardly anyone would dare to accuse the nun of this.

Theresa perceived a smile as mercy, as something that can be shared with someone in need – just like bread or a sip of water. And it doesn’t matter what it cost her. She smiled, despite what was happening around and in her own soul.

“Don’t think that my spiritual path is strewn with roses,” says Mother Teresa, “there are almost no such flowers here… I want to smile at Christ and people all the time so that no one, even He, will notice how dark and painful I am.”

Let this fragile woman and her quotes become a guiding star for you. Tell your friends about it.