Quotes from Mother Teresa 8

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Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
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

When you have nothing left but God, you have more than enough to start over again.
― Mother Teresa

God made the world for the delight of human beings– if we could see His goodness everywhere, His concern for us, His awareness of our needs: the phone call we’ve waited for, the ride we are offered, the letter in the mail, just the little things He does for us throughout the day. As we remember and notice His love for us, we just begin to fall in love with Him because He is so busy with us — you just can’t resist Him. I believe there’s no such thing as luck in life, it’s God’s love, it’s His.
― Mother Teresa, A Simple Path: Mother Teresa

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

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

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

Work without love is slavery.
― Mother Teresa

Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus.
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

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

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

Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
― Mother Teresa

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

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

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

Hungry for love, He looks at you. Thirsty for kindness, He begs of you. Naked for loyalty, He hopes in you. Homeless for shelter in your heart, He asks of you. Will you be that one to Him?
― Mother Teresa, In the Heart of the World: Thoughts, Stories and Prayers

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

We must know that we have been created for greater things, not just to be a number in the world, not just to go for diplomas and degrees, this work and that work. We have been created in order to love and to be loved.
― Mother Teresa

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

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

Everything that is not given is lost.
― Mother Teresa

Prayer in action is love, love in action is service.
― Mother Teresa

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

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

Let nothing perturb you, nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything.”
― Mother Teresa

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

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

I think it is very good when people suffer. To me that is like the kiss of Jesus.
― Mother Teresa

Love is not patronizing and charity isn’t about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same — with charity you give love, so don’t just give money but reach out your hand instead.”
― Mother Teresa, A Simple Path: Mother Teresa

I pray that you will understand the words of Jesus, “Love one another as I have loved you.” Ask yourself “How has he loved me? Do I really love others in the same way?” Unless this love is among us, we can kill ourselves with work and it will only be work, not love. Work without love is slavery.
― Mother Teresa

There should be less talk; a preaching point is not a meeting point.
What do you do then? Take a broom and clean someone’s house.
That says enough.
― Mother Teresa

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

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

I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness.
― Mother Teresa, A Gift for God: Prayers and Meditations

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

One filled with joy preaches without preaching.
― Mother Teresa

Prayer makes your heart bigger, until it is capable of containing the gift of God himself. Prayer begets faith, faith begets love, and love begets service on behalf of the poor.
― Mother Teresa

If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.
― Mother Teresa

Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
Mother Teresa

Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own home. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor . . . 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, kindness in your warm greeting.
― Mother Teresa

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

A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love. She gives most who gives with joy.
― Mother Teresa, In the Heart of the World: Thoughts, Stories and Prayers

What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.
― Mother Teresa

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

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

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

It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.
― 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

May God break my heart so completely that the whole world falls in.
― Mother Teresa

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.
― Mother Teresa

The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.
― Mother Teresa

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

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

A sacrifice to be real must cost, must hurt, and must empty ourselves. Give yourself fully to God. 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

I feel the greatest destroyer of peace today is “Abortion”, because it is a war against the child… A direct killing of the innocent child, “Murder” by the mother herself… And if we can accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love… And we remind ourselves that love means to be willing to give until it hurts…
― Mother Teresa

We too are called to withdraw at certain intervals into deeper silence and aloneness with God, together as a community as well as personally; to be alone with Him — not with our books, thoughts, and memories but completely stripped of everything — to dwell lovingly in His presence, silent, empty, expectant, and motionless. We cannot find God in noise or agitation.
― Mother Teresa, In the Heart of the World: Thoughts, Stories and Prayers

Live simply so others may simply live.
― Mother Teres

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