Mother Teresa Quotes

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Mother Teresa Facts

Mother Teresa Quotes

  • Her real name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu.
  • She was born August 26, 1910 in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
  • Joined the Order of the Sisters of Our Lady of Loreto in Ireland at the age of 18.
  • Founded the Missionaries of Charity in 1950.
  • Humanitarian who devoted her life to helping the poor, sick and orphaned in India. She devoted her life to her God.
  • Recipient of the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. When receiving the prize, Mother Teresa was asked, "What can we do to promote world peace?" Her response: "Go home and love your family ."
  • Died September 5, 1997 at the age of 87.
  • She was beatified by Pope John Paul II soon after her death.


Mother Teresa Quotes

"Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is bliss, taste 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."
~ Mother Teresa ~

"People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway."
~ Mother Teresa ~

"Spread love everywhere you go: First of all in your own house...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."
~ Mother Teresa ~

"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one."
~ Mother Teresa ~

"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 ~

"I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love."
~ Mother Teresa ~

"One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody."
~ Mother Teresa ~

"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 ~

"Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person."
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"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much."
~ Mother Teresa ~

"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 ~

"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 ~

"When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed."
~ Mother Teresa ~

"It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy tolove 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 ~

"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 ~

"Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own."
~ Mother Teresa ~

my best of Mother Teresa Quotes...

"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin."
~ Mother Teresa ~

Mother Teresa Quotes to make you think...

"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 ~

"In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love."
~ Mother Teresa ~

"Kindness is a language we all understand. Even the blind can see it and the deaf can hear it."
~ Mother Teresa ~

Daily inspiration from Mother Teresa Quotes...

"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 you to grow up in greater love for each other."
~ Mother Teresa ~

"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."
~ Mother Teresa ~

"When I was crossing into Gaza, I was asked at the checkpost whether I was carrying any weapons. I replied: Oh yes, my prayer books."
~ Mother Teresa ~

Remember these words from Mother Teresa Quotes...

"God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try."
~ Mother Teresa ~

"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."
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For more inspirational daily thoughts from Mother Teresa, read her Famous Mother Teresa Prayer also called the The Final Analysis Prayer. I have also included some beautiful prayers which Mother Teresa says everyday.

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