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Quotes By Mother Teresa

Date of Birth: August 25, 1910    Date of Death: September 5, 1997

Mother Teresa, born Agnesë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, was an Indian Catholic nun, though her family was of Albanian origin. Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata in 1950. Winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1980 for her humanitarian work, she was internationally famed as a humanitarian and advocate for the poor and helpless.




If you judge people, you have no time to love them.  ~ 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


Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.  ~ 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


A life not lived for others is not a life.  ~ Mother Teresa


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


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


Work without love is slavery.  ~ Mother Teresa


Peope are unrealistic; illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway.  ~ Mother Teresa


How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers.  ~ Mother Teresa


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


Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.  ~ 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


Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home.  ~ Mother Teresa


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.  ~ Mother Teresa


To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.  ~ Mother Teresa


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.  ~ Mother Teresa


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


I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.  ~ Mother Teresa


Live simply so others may simply live.  ~ Mother Teresa


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


The greatest science in the world; in heaven and on earth; is love.  ~ Mother Teresa


If we pray, we will believe; If we believe, we will love; If we love, we will serve.  ~ Mother Teresa


I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness.  ~ Mother Teresa


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


Spread the love of God through your life but only use words when necessary.  ~ Mother Teresa


I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.  ~ Mother Teresa


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


The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.  ~ Mother Teresa


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


We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.  ~ Mother Teresa


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


Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.  ~ Mother Teresa


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


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


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


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


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


Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.  ~ Mother Teresa


If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.  ~ Mother Teresa


The person who gives with a smile is the best giver because God loves a cheerful giver.  ~ Mother Teresa


I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.  ~ Mother Teresa


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.  ~ Mother Teresa


Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.  ~ Mother Teresa


Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.  ~ Mother Teresa


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


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



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