Inspirational Quotes from Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa waits at the Vatican to greet Pope John Paul II
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These quotes from Mother Teresa would be great additions to graduation or other classroom speeches. Use these in conjunction with themes and speech writing techniques.

  • Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
  • Give yourself fully to God. He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in His love than in your own weakness.
  • Little things are indeed little, but to be faithful in little things is a great thing.
  • We cannot do great things on this Earth, only small things with great love.
  • Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.
  • If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
  • Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
  • God doesn't require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.
  • 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.
  • Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
  • I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.
  • Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.

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