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Top 25 Mother Teresa Quotes

Top 25 Mother Teresa Quotes
Mother Teresa

Before you read Mother Teresa Quotes I'll tell you in brief who she is? Mother Teresa, born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, is revered for her lifelong dedication to the poor, most notably the destitute masses of India. She was also honored as Saint Teresa of Calcutta in the Catholic Church. In 1928, at the age of eighteen, she went to Ireland to join the Loreto Convent in Rathfarnham, Dublin, and shortly thereafter traveled to India to work with the poor of Calcutta and lived there for most of her life.


In 1950, after studying nursing, she moved into the slums of the city and founded the Order of the Missionaries of Charity that had over 4500 nuns and was active in 133 countries in 2012. Mother Teresa was summoned to Rome in 1968 to found a home for the needy, and three years later in 1971, she was awarded the first Pope John XXIII Peace Prize. By the late 1970s, the Missionaries of Charity numbered more than a thousand nuns who operated sixty centers in Calcutta and over two hundred centers worldwide.

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Mother Teresa’s selfless commitment to helping the poor saved the lives of nearly 8,000 people in Calcutta alone. Her compassion and devotion to the destitute earned her the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. Following her death, Mother Teresa was beatified by Pope John Paul II.


Top 25 Mother Teresa Quotes


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

Don't look for big things, just do small things with great love.

I see GOD in every human being. When I wash the leper's wounds I feel I am nursing the Lord himself.

We can never know how much good a simple smile can do.

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

Now let us do something  beautiful for God.
Now let us do something  beautiful for God.
Mother Teresa Quotes

Do not allow yourself to be disheartened by any failure as long as you have done your best.

It is very important for us to realize that love, to be true, has to hurt. I must be willing to give whatever it takes not to harm other people and, in fact, to do good to them.

A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love.

Bring love into your home, for this is where our love for each other must start.

If I ever become a Saint—I will surely be one of “darkness.” I will continually be absent from HEAVEN—to light the light of those in darkness on earth.

Humility is the mother of all virtues; purity, charity, and obedience.

If anyone wants to help me, let them begin at home. There is help needed on your doorstep, in your place of work, in your office, and in your factory.

Instead of death and sorrow, let us bring peace and joy to the world.

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

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if that drop was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.


Love cannot remain by itself – it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action, and that action is service.


If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

God doesn’t require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.

Never travel faster than your guardian angel can fly.
Never travel faster than your guardian angel can fly.
Mother Teresa Quotes

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.

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

I want you to be concerned about your next-door neighbour. Do you know your next-door neighbour?

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