Mother Teresa

John Cusworth on September 28th, 2009

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa (1910 – 1997), born Agnesë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, was an Albanian Roman Catholic nun with Indian citizenship who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India in 1950. For over 45 years she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity’s expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries.

Mother Teresa was widely loved and respected by people from all over the world, regardless of their religion. She has left a legacy of many famous inspirational quotes encouraging people to have love for all and to care for the poor and neglected while denying themselves.

“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” – Mother Teresa

“God doesn’t require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.” –  Mother Teresa

“Good works are links that form a chain of love.” – Mother Teresa

“I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love” – Mother Teresa

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Teresa

“If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive” – Mother Teresa

“If you are successful, you may win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway!” – Mother Teresa

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them” – Mother Teresa

“If you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” – Mother Teresa

“In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love” – Mother Teresa

“Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.” – Mother Teresa

“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

“People who love each other fully and truly are the happiest people in the world. They may have little, they may have nothing, but they are happy people. Everything depends on how we love one another.” – Mother Teresa

“Speak tenderly to them. 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

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” – Mother Teresa

“Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own home. Give love to your children, to a wife or husband, to a next-door neighbour” – Mother Teresa

“The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.” –  Mother Teresa

“The poor do not need our sympathy and our pity. The poor need our love and compassion” – Mother Teresa

“We know that whatever we do is simply a droplet in the ocean. But if that droplet were missing, the ocean would be lacking.” – Mother Teresa

“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” – Mother Teresa

“When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed” – Mother Teresa

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin” – Mother Teresa

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