Mother Teresa Quotes

150 Mother Teresa Quotes to Inspire You to Be a Better Person

150 – Mother Teresa Quotes to Inspire You to Be a Better Person

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” – Mother Teresa ( 150 Mother Teresa Quotes)

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

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

Mother Teresa Quotes

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

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

“Live simply so others may simply live.” – 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

“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.” – Mother Teresa

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

“Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired.” – Mother Teresa

“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” – Mother Teresa ( 150 Mother Teresa Quotes)

“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 ( 150 Mother Teresa Quotes)

“Good works are links that form a chain of love.” – Mother Teresa

Also read these Pema Chödrön quotes about finding peace in life.

Inspiring Quotes by Mother Teresa on Charity

Mother Teresa Quotes Prayer

“I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I don’t 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

“I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness.” – Mother Teresa ( 150 Mother Teresa Quotes)

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

“I think I’m more difficult than critical.” – Mother Teresa ( 150 Mother Teresa Quotes)

“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

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

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

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” – Mother Teresa ( 150 Mother Teresa Quotes)

“It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.” – Mother Teresa ( 150 Mother Teresa Quotes)

“It is easy to love the people far away. 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. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.” – Mother Teresa

“Intense love does not measure, it just gives.” – Mother Teresa ( 150 Mother Teresa Quotes)

“It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters.” – Mother Teresa

“It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.” – Mother Teresa

“Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.” – Mother Teresa ( 150 Mother Teresa Quotes)

You might also like these world peace quotes and sayings that will give you hope for humanity.

Mother Teresa Quotes on Giving 

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

“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.” – Mother Teresa

“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 ( 150 Mother Teresa Quotes)

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

“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

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

Uplifting Mother Teresa Quotes on Peace

“Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Teresa ( 150 Mother Teresa Quotes)

“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

“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

“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

“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

Don’t forget to also read these generosity quotes to inspire happiness.

Quotes by Mother Teresa on Joy

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

“One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.” – Mother Teresa

“Please choose the way of peace. In the short term there may be winners and losers in this war that we all dread. But that never can, or never will justify the suffering, pain and loss of life your weapons will cause.” – Mother Teresa

“I have never been in a war before, but I have seen famine and death. I was asking (myself) what do they feel when they do this? I don’t understand it. They are all children of God. Why do they do it? I don’t understand.” – 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

“We fear the future because we are wasting today.” – Mother Teresa

Beautiful quotes by Mother Teresa that will touch you

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

“Do ordinary things with extraordinary love.” – Mother Teresa

“Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love but to use violence to get what they want.” – Mother Teresa

“Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.” – Mother Teresa

“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” – Mother Teresa

“When you don’t have anything, then you have everything.” ― Mother Teresa

“Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home.” ― Mother Teresa

“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” ― Mother Teresa

“Profound joy of the heart is like a magnet that indicates the path of life.” ― Mother Teresa

“I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness.” ― Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa quotes on love and life

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

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

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ― Mother Teresa

“Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it.” ― Mother Teresa

“It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.” ― Mother Teresa

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it.” ― Mother Teresa

“Work without love is slavery.” ― Mother Teresa

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

“Jesus said love one another. He didn’t say love the whole world.” ― Mother Teresa

0. “Some people come in our life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons.” ― Mother Teresa

Inspirational quotes by Mother Teresa

“A life not lived for others is not a life.” ― Mother Teresa

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

“If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.” ― Mother Teresa

“What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight; build it anyway.” ― Mother Teresa

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

“‎Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” ― Mother Teresa

“Keep the corners of your mouth turned up. Speak in a low, persuasive tone. Listen; be teachable. Laugh at good stories and learn to tell them…For as long as you are green, you can grow.” ― Mother Teresa

“If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive.” ― Mother Theresa

“I fear just one thing: Money! Greed
was what motivated Judas to sell Jesus” ― Mother Theresa

“Life is a challenge, we must take it.” ― Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa quotes on love and life

“If you are discouraged, it is a sign of pride because it shows you trust in your own powers.” ― Mother Teresa

“It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself.” ― Mother Teresa

“I am only a pencil in the hand of God, but it is He who writes.” ― Mother Teresa

“The fruit of love is service, which is compassion in action.”― Mother Teresa

“There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter.”― Mother Teresa

“I don’t do great things. I do small things with great love.”― Mother Teresa

“Sometimes a good feeling from inside is worth much more than a beautician.” ― Mother Teresa

“If we worry too much about ourselves, we won’t have time for others”
― Mother Teresa

“The less we have, the more we give. Seems absurd, but it’s the logic of love.” ― Mother Teresa

“Let us all smile at each other for a smile is the beginning of love.”
― Mother Teresa

Quotes by Mother Teresa to live by

“The openness of our hearts and minds can be measured by how wide we draw the circle of what we call family.”― Mother Teresa

“The fruit of faith is love,and the fruit of love is service…spread love everywhere u go..”― Mother Teresa

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

“I go of my free choice, with the blessing of obedience.” ― Mother Theresa

“Together we can do great things.”― Mother Teresa

“Poverty was not created by God. It is we who have caused it, you and I through our egotism.” ― Mother Teresa

“We are not called to be successful, but faithful.” ― Mother Teresa

“The greatest mistake is to think you are too strong to fall into temptation. Put your finger in the fire and it will burn. So we have to go through the fire.”― Mother Teresa

“If we are humble, nothing will change us, neither praise, nor discouragement.”― Mother Teresa

“Do not allow yourselves to be disheartened by any failure as long as you have done your best.”― Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa quotes on family, love and life happiness

“At the moment of death we will not be judged according to the number of good deeds we have done or by the diplomas we have received in our lifetime. We will be judged according to the love we have put into our work.”― Mother Teresa

“A way of satisfying our brethrens’ hunger is to share with them whatever we have – to share with them until we ourselves feel what they feel.”― Mother Teresa

“True love is love that causes us pain, that hurts, and yet brings us joy. That is why we must pray to God and ask Him to give us the courage to love.”― Mother Teresa

“There are no great things, only small things with great love. Happy are those.”― Mother Teresa

“Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without being tired.”― Mother Teresa

“Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.”― Mother Teresa

“To work without love is slavery.” ― Mother Teresa

“God has not called me to be successful. He has called me to be faithful.”― Mother Teresa

“Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier.”― Mother Teresa

“One of the realities we’re all called to go through is to move from repulsion to compassion and from compassion to wonderment.”― Mother Teresa

“We cannot give what we have not got.”― Mother Teresa

“We need to realize that poverty doesn’t only consist of being hungry for bread, but rather it is a tremendous hunger for human dignity. We need to love and to be someone for someone else.”― Mother Teresa

“There is thing you can do but I can not and there is thing I can but you can not; so let us make something beautiful for God.”― Mother Teresa

“We interfere with God’s plans when we push in someone or something else not suitable for us. Be strict with yourself, and then be very strict with what you are receiving from the outside.”― Mother Teresa

“Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; give the world the best you’ve got anyway.”― Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa quotes to elevate your perspective

“Am I ever angry or frustrated? I only feel angry sometimes when I see waste, when things that we waste are what people need, things that would save them from dying. Frustrated? No, never.”― Mother Teresa

“One filled with the joy preaches without preaching.”― Mother Theresa

“Life’s a song, sing it.”― Mother Teresa

“I know I am touching the living body of Christ in the broken bodies of the hungry and the suffering.”― Mother Teresa

“We must never be afraid to be a sign of contradiction for the world.”― Mother Teresa

“You will never truly realize God is all you need until He becomes all you have.”― Mother Teresa

“The problem with the world is that we draw the circle of our family too small.”― Mother Teresa

“If now we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten how to see God in one another.”― Mother Teresa

“The Lord likes small things best, especially those done with love.”
― Mother Teresa

“Not handouts, but rather hands held.”― Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa quotes to inspire and teach

“We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, with so little, for so long, we are now qualified to do anything, with nothing.”― Mother Teresa

“Although she be but little, she is fierce.”― Mother Teresa

“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

“Words that do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.”
― Mother Teresa

“Cheerfulness is a sign of a generous and mortified person who forgetting all things, even herself, tries to please her God in all she does for souls. Cheerfulness is often a cloak which hides a life of sacrifice and a continual union with God.”― Mother Teresa

“Peace begins with smile.”― Mother Teresa

“There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.”― Mother Teresa

“Loneliness is the most terrible form of poverty.”― Mother Teresa

“In the developed countries there is a poverty of intimacy, a poverty of spirit, of loneliness, of lack of love. There is no greater sickness in the world today than that one.”― Mother Teresa

“The first step to becoming is to will it.”― Mother Teresa

More quotes from 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

“In loving one another through our works we bring an increase of grace and a growth in divine love.” ― Mother Teresa

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

“The poor give us much more than we give them. They’re such strong people, living day to day with no food. And they never curse, never complain. We don’t have to give them pity or sympathy. We have so much to learn from them.” ― Mother Teresa

“True love is giving and giving until it hurts.” ― Mother Teresa

“Yes, you must live life beautifully and not allow the spirit of the world that makes gods out of power, riches, and pleasure make you to forget that you have been created for greater things.” ― Mother Teresa

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

“Do extraordinary things with love.” ― Mother Teresa

“Be faithful in little things, for in them your strength lies.” ― Mother Teresa

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

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