55 Mother Teresa Famous Sayings and Quotes on Life, Love & Giving

Giving or showing love is something that anyone can do – it’s free. There are many ways to express your love. It can be as simple as saying I love you to your loved ones and can be as expensive as taking care of parents financially. After all, love is endless. Love is something that can change the world and the way we live – it fills our world with colors of fulfilment, peacefulness, encouragement, and happiness.

And speaking of spreading love, providing unconditional love is what Mother Teresa do. She was indeed an inspiration. Mother Teresa did her best to deliver the love that the world needs and wants. In fact, she even sacrificed her own life just to show the world that she really cares – that she wants to change the world for the better through love.

55 Mother Teresa Best Known Quotes

So, to keep you inspired and be a better individual, here are some Mother Teresa Quotes that will show you how love can change us and our world.

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

2. “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

3. “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

4. “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

5. “The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between.”  – Mother Teresa

6. “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

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

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

9. “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

10. “The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.” – Mother Teresa

11. “Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.” – Mother Teresa

12. “If you 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

13. “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

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

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

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

17. “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

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

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

20. “Peace begins with a smile. I will never understand all the good that a simple smile can accomplish.” – Mother Teresa

21. “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

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

23. “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

24. “Do you want to do something beautiful for God? There is a person who needs you. This is your chance.” – Mother Teresa

25. “The more you have, the more you are occupied, the less you give. But the less you have the more free you are. Poverty for us is a freedom. It is not mortification, a penance. It is joyful freedom. There is no television here, no this, no that. But we are perfectly happy.” – Mother Teresa

26. “I never look at the masses as my responsibility. I look at the individual. I can love only one person at a time. I can feed only one person at a time. Just one, one, one.” – Mother Teresa

27. “God has created us to love and to be loved, and this is the beginning of prayer-to know that He loves me, that I have been created for greater things.”“God has created us to love and to be loved, and this is the beginning of prayer-to know that He loves me, that I have been created for greater things.” – Mother Teresa

28. “It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.” – Mother Teresa

29. “We must not be surprised when we hear of murders, killings, of wars, or of hatred… If a mother can kill her own child, what is left but for us to kill each other?” – Mother Teresa

30. “Your true character is most accurately measured by how you treat those who can do ‘Nothing’ for you.” – Mother Teresa

31. “God loves me. I’m not here just to fill a place, just to be a number. He has chosen me for a purpose. I know it.” – Mother Teresa

32. “For all those who make such stories which are not true, I only say God forgive all these people. I feel sorry for them because they are doing so much harm to themselves.” – Mother Teresa

33. “At the heart of silence is prayer. At the heart of prayer is faith. At the heart of faith is life. At the heart of life is service.” – Mother Teresa

34. “Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire 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

35. “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

36. “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

37. “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

38. “Do we know our poor people? Do we know the poor in our house, in our family? Perhaps they are not hungry for a piece of bread. Perhaps our children, husband, wife, are not hungry, or naked, or dispossessed, but are you sure there is no one there who feels unwanted, deprived of affection?” – Mother Teresa

39. “None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.” – Mother Teresa

40. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

49. “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

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

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

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

53. “There is no key to happiness; the door is always open.”– Mother Teresa

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

55. “It is not always easy to love 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.”– Mother Teresa

Final Thought

By giving love to your friends, family, and to yourself, you’ll be able to live your life much happier and satisfying – that’s for certain. Plus, it’s easy to show love! Spread love everywhere you go and open your heart to everyone. Be kind and meet new people. Help each other and love one another.

As much as possible, share what you have and do your best to help others! After all, we are one. Without a doubt, the world will be a better place if love is everywhere. And there’s no right time to show love. In fact, you can do it now – the sooner the better!

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