Mother Teresa Quotes

Mother Teresa quotes has always been some of my favorite inspirational quotes. I marveled at Mother Teresa's generosity, kindness, and compassion. She was a very down to earth person with a wonderful sense of humor.

I hope you enjoy this collection of the best of Mother Teresa's quotes!

I've even included an inspirational video by Mother Teresa on "How to Love God" and some mother Teresa prayers.

Mother Teresa Quotes Index

Faith
Generosity
God
Humorous
Joy
Kindness
Leadership
Love
Meaningful Life
Peace
Poverty
Strength

How to Love God


Faith

"I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness."
~ Mother Teresa

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Generosity

"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one."
~ Mother Teresa

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God

"God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try."
~ Mother Teresa

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

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Humorous

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

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

"Jesus said love one another. He didn't say love the whole world."
~ Mother Teresa

"The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it."
~ Mother Teresa

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Joy

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls."
~ Mother Teresa

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

"We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do."
~ Mother Teresa

"It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy."
~ Mother Teresa

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Kindness

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."
~ Mother Teresa

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Leadership

"Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person."
~ Mother Teresa

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Love

"I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love."
~ 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

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

"Good works are links that form a chain of love."
~ Mother Teresa

"I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world."
~ Mother Teresa

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them."
~ Mother Teresa

"In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love."
~ Mother Teresa

"Intense love does not measure, it just gives."
~ Mother Teresa

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

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

"The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread."
~ Mother Teresa

"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

"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

"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier."
~ Mother Teresa

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Meaningful Life

"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

"Unless a life is lived for others, it is not worthwhile."
~ Mother Teresa

"We are all pencils in the hand of God."
~ Mother Teresa

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Peace

"Peace begins with a smile."
~ Mother Teresa

"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

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

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Poverty

"It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."
~ Mother Teresa

"Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty."
~ Mother Teresa

"One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody."
~ Mother Teresa

"The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted."
~ Mother Teresa

"There is more hunger in the world for love and appreciation in this world than for bread."
~ 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

"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

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Strength

"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."
~ Mother Teresa

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