100 Mother Teresa Quotes That Will Inspire You

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

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

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

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

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5. “Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it.” – Mother Teresa

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

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7. “Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it.” – Mother Teresa

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8. “Work without love is slavery.” – Mother Teresa

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

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

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11. “Some people come in our life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons.” – Mother Teresa

12. “A life not lived for others is not a life.” – Mother Teresa

13. “Never let anything so fill you with sorrow as to make you forget the joy of Christ risen.” – Mother Teresa

14. “The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.” – Mother Teresa

15. “In order to keep the lamp burning you have to keep putting the oil in it.” – Mother Teresa

16. “A beautiful death is for people who lived like animals to die like angels—loved and wanted.” – Mother Teresa

17. “You may be exhausted with work, you may even kill yourself, but unless your work is interwoven with love, it is useless. To work without love is slavery.” – Mother Teresa

18. “Smiling novices. I can hear the music of your laughter of joy. Learn, my children, to be holy, for true holiness consists of doing God’s work with a smile.” – Mother Teresa

19. “Before you speak, it is necessary for you to listen, for God speaks in the silence of the heart.” – Mother Teresa

20. “We have to possess before we can give.” – Mother Teresa

21. “If you give what you do not need, it is not giving.” – Mother Teresa

22. “If I look at the mass, I will never act. If I look at the one, I will.” – Mother Teresa

23. “When you have nothing left but God, you have more than enough to start over again.” – Mother Teresa

24. “The first requirement for prayer is silence. People of prayer are people of silence.” – Mother Teresa

25. “God is everywhere and in everything and without Him we cannot exist.” – Mother Teresa

26. “To smile at God.” – Mother Teresa

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

28. “When we come face to face with God, we are going to be judged on how much we loved.” – Mother Teresa

29. “We are called to be contemplatives. ..by seeking the face of God in everything, everyone, everywhere, all the time.” – Mother Teresa

30. “We must never forget that we are bound toward perfection and should aim ceaselessly at it.” – Mother Teresa

31. “Little things are indeed little, but to be faithful in little things is a great thing.” – Mother Teresa

32. “Be kind to each other. It is better to commit faults with gentleness than to work miracles with unkindness.” – Mother Teresa

33. “God hasn’t called us to be successful, just faithful.” – Mother Teresa

34. “May God break my heart so completely that the whole world falls in.” – Mother Teresa

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35. “By our life and deeds of love, we are making the Church fully present in the world today.” – Mother Teresa

36. “He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in His love than in your weakness.” – Mother Teresa

37. “People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.” – Mother Teresa

38. “If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies. Succeed anyway.” – Mother Teresa

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

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

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

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

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

44. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

54. “When you don’t have anything, then you have everything.” – Mother Teresa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

64. “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

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

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

67. “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

68. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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75. “‎Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” – Mother Teresa

76. “If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive.” – Mother Teresa

77. “Life is a challenge, we must take it.” – Mother Teresa

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

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

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

81. “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

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

83. “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

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

85. “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

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

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

88. “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

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

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

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

92. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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