Mother Teresa Quotations

Seek Inspiration in These Words

Kay Kelly of Everton, Liverpool, with her old friend Mother Teresa of Calcutta on Lime Street Station in 1980
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Each one of these Mother Teresa quotations is a refreshing view on life's mundane problems. We worry about our immediate needs. But Mother Teresa toiled a lifetime to bring a ray of sunshine in the lives of the destitute. These Mother Teresa Quotations urge us to get in touch with our conscience, the core of our existence.

Service to Humanity
Get to know the poor in your country. Love them. Serve them.

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.

On Abortion
How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers.

On Peace
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

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

On Service to Humanity
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.

On Service to Humanity
It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.

On Love
It is not how much you do, but how much love you put into the doing that matters.

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

On God
Let's do something beautiful for God.

On Love
Love is like a fruit in season at all times. Love can warm three winter months.

On Love
The fruit of faith is love.

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

On Love
There is more hunger in the world for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.

On Peace
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.

If we 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.

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

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.

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

I think I'm more difficult than critical.

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

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis but rather the feeling of being unwanted, uncared for and deserted by everybody

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

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 devoticome in -- that we do it to God, to Christ, and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.