Quotes from Mother Teresa

  1. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
  2. Joy is strength.
  3. The person who gives with a smile is the best giver because God loves a cheerful giver.
  4. One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
  5. Love to be real, it must cost—it must hurt—it must empty us of self.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. If we pray, we will believe; If we believe, we will love; If we love, we will serve.
  9. Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
  10. It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.
  11. Pain and suffering have come into your life, but remember pain, sorrow, suffering are but the kiss of Jesus – a sign that you have come so close to Him that He can kiss you

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

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight; build it anyway.
― Mother Teres

There are many people who can do big things, but there are very few people who will do the small things.
― Mother Teresa

People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
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.
― Mother Teresa

I must be willing to give whatever it takes to do good to others. This requires that I be willing to give until it hurts. Otherwise, there is no true love in me, and I bring injustice, not peace, to those around me.