46 Mother Teresa Quotes: Sayings to Inspire You

1. “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” — MOTHER TERESA

2. “I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness.” — MOTHER TERESA

3. “Some people come in our life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons.” — MOTHER TERESA

4. “I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” — MOTHER TERESA

5. “The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.” — MOTHER TERESA

6. “A life not lived for others is not a life.” — MOTHER TERESA

7. “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” — MOTHER TERESA

8. “I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.” — MOTHER TERESA

9. “Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary.” — MOTHER TERESA

10. “When you have nothing left but God, you have more than enough to start over again.” — MOTHER TERESA

11. “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

12. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” — MOTHER TERESA

13. “Prayer enlarges the heart until it is capable of containing God’s gift of Himself.” — MOTHER TERESA

14. “Peace begins with a smile.” — MOTHER TERESA

15. “Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.” — MOTHER TERESA

16. “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” — MOTHER TERESA

17. “There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometimes lose sight of this force when there is suffering, too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways.” — MOTHER TERESA

18. “There are many people who can do big things, but there are very few people who will do the small things.” — MOTHER TERESA

19. “Your true character Is most accurately measured by how you treat those who can do ‘nothing’ for you.” — MOTHER TERESA

20. “Prayer in action is love, love in action is service.” — MOTHER TERESA

21. “Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” — MOTHER TERESA

22. “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” — MOTHER TERESA

23. “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” — MOTHER TERESA

24. “Without patience, we will learn less in life. We will see less. We will feel less. We will hear less. Ironically, rush and more usually mean less.” — MOTHER TERESA

25. “We learn humility through accepting humiliations cheerfully.” — MOTHER TERESA

26. “The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.” — MOTHER TERESA

27. “Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” — MOTHER TERESA

28. “The problem with the world is that we draw the circle of our family too small.” — MOTHER TERESA

29. “I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us, and we change things.” — MOTHER TERESA

30. “The less we have, the more we give. Seems absurd, but it’s the logic of love.” — MOTHER TERESA

31. “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” — MOTHER TERESA

32. “Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” — MOTHER TERESA

33. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” — MOTHER TERESA

34. “One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.” — MOTHER TERESA

35. “Speak tenderly; let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting. Always have a cheerful smile. Don’t only give your care, but give your heart as well.” — MOTHER TERESA

36. “Joy is a net of love in which you can catch souls.” — MOTHER TERESA

37. “One thing that I ask of you: Never be afraid of giving. There is a deep joy in giving, since what we receive is much more than what we give.” — MOTHER TERESA

38. “God doesn’t require you to succeed, he only requires that you try.” — MOTHER TERESA

39. “People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.” — MOTHER TERESA

40. “Joy is strength.” — MOTHER TERESA

41. “Let nothing perturb you, nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything.” — MOTHER TERESA

42. “We must know that we have been created for greater things, not just to be a number in the world, not just to go for diplomas and degrees, this work and that work. We have been created in order to love and to be loved.” — MOTHER TERESA

43. “Do not allow yourselves to be disheartened by any failure as long as you have done your best.” — MOTHER TERESA

44. “Jesus said love one another. He didn’t say love the whole world.” — MOTHER TERESA

45. “Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is too precious, do not destroy it. Life is life, fight for it.” — MOTHER TERESA

46. “Life is an adventure, dare it.” — MOTHER TERESA

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