Mother Teresa Quotes
for Enlightenment

Some famous Mother Teresa Quotes:

  • Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

  • 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.

  •  Each one of them is Jesus in disguise.

  • Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.
  • 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.

  • I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?

  • If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
  • If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.

  • 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 Quotes

Mother Teresa Quotes

  • Intense love does not measure, it just gives.

  • Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.

  • Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

  • 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.

  • Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.
  • 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.

  • Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.

  • Loneliness is the most terrible poverty.

  • Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action.
  • Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home.

  • Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.

Mother Teresa Quotes

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Mother Teresa Quotes

  • Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus.

  • One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.

  • 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.

  • Peace begins with a smile.

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

  • The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.

  • The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.

  • The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.

Mother Teresa Quotes

  • The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved.

  • There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in - that we do it to God, to Christ, and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.

  • 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.

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

More Famous and Enlightening Quotes

  • As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.
    Emmanuel (Faith Quotes)

  • Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
    Lord Buddha (Buddha Quotes)

  • Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
    Mahatma Gandhi (Gandhi Quotes)

  • Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.This is the first and great commandment.And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor like thyself.
    St Matthew, 22. 38 (Famous Bible Quotes)

  • But however long you may have continued in rebellion, and how ever black and long the catalog of your sins, yet if you will now turn to God by a sincere repentance, and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, you shall not be cast out.
    Archibald Alexander (Christian Quotes)

  • Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
    Soren Kierkegaard (Quotes about God)


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