Mother Teresa Quotes

Most popular Mother Teresa Quotes

Love begins at home.
β€” Mother Teresa
Love in action is service.
β€” Mother Teresa (No Greater Love)

service

Peace begins with a smile.
β€” Mother Teresa

peace

God loves a cheerful giver.
β€” Mother Teresa (No Greater Love)

Giving

I see God in every human being.
β€” Mother Teresa

God

Where there is a love, there is a joy.
β€” Mother Teresa
Let us always meet each other with a smile.
β€” Mother Teresa
One filled with joy preaches without preaching.
β€” Mother Teresa (Reader’s Digest)

joy

I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness.
β€” Mother Teresa
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
β€” Mother Teresa

judging

What I do you cannot do; but what you do, I cannot do.
β€” Mother Teresa
Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.
β€” Mother Teresa
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
β€” Mother Teresa

service helping others

We can do no great things; only small things with great love.
β€” Mother Teresa
Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.
β€” Mother Teresa
Kindness has converted more people than zeal, science, or eloquence.
β€” Mother Teresa (Mother Teresa: Contemplative in the Heart of the World)

kindness

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
β€” Mother Teresa
It is not how much we do . . . but how much love we put in that action.
β€” Mother Teresa
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
β€” Mother Teresa

faith

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
β€” Mother Teresa (in Time)

loneliness

I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness.
β€” Mother Teresa (The Love of Christ)

kindness

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within the reach of every hand.
β€” Mother Teresa

love

Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.
β€” Mother Teresa
Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
β€” Mother Teresa

smile

Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus.
β€” Mother Teresa
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
β€” Mother Teresa

peace

Loneliness and the feeling of being uncared for and unwanted are the greatest poverty.
β€” Mother Teresa

loneliness

I'm a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world.
β€” Mother Teresa
I always say I am a little pencil in God's hands.  He does the thinking.  He does the writing.
β€” Mother Teresa (The Joy in Living: A Guide to Daily Living)

God

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
β€” Mother Teresa (The Observer)

disease

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

patience equanimity

Love is a fruit, in season at all times and within the reach of every hand.  Anyone may gather it and no limit is set.
β€” Mother Teresa (No Greater Love)

love

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.
β€” Mother Teresa

service inspirational

There is hunger for ordinary bread, and there is hunger for love, for kindness, for thoughtfulness; and this is the great poverty.
β€” Mother Teresa (A Gift for God)

kindness poverty

How many times have we picked up in the streets human beings who had been living like animals and were longing to die like angels!
β€” Mother Teresa (Heart of Joy)

poverty

The worst illness today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but the sense of being unwanted, of not being loved, of being abandoned by all.
β€” Mother Teresa (Heart of Joy)

illness

Duty is a very personal thing. It is what comes from knowing the need to take action and not just a need to urge others to do something.
β€” Mother Teresa

duty

Charity, to be fruitful, must cost us.  Give until it hurts.  To love it is necessary to give; to give it is necessary to be free from selfishness.
β€” Mother Teresa (The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living)

charity selfishness

Riches, both material and spiritual, can choke you if you do not use them fairly.  For not even God can put anything in a heart that is already full.
β€” Mother Teresa (No Greater Love)

wealth

Joy is prayer; joy is strength; joy is love.  Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.  God loves a cheerful giver. She gives most who gives with joy.
β€” Mother Teresa (A Gift for God: Prayers & Meditations)

joy

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 we could see.
β€” Mother Teresa
Sweetest Lord, make me appreciative of the dignity of my high vocation, and its many responsibilities.  Never permit me to disgrace it by giving way to coldness, unkindness, or impatience.
β€” Mother Teresa (A Gift for God)

dignity

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.
β€” Mother Teresa