Quotes by Mother Teresa

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

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better & happier.
– Mother Teresa

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.
– Mother Teresa

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

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

It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.
– Mother Teresa

Poverty was not created by God. It is we who have caused it, you and I through our egotism.
– Mother Teresa

A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love. She gives most who gives with joy.
– Mother Teresa

External beauty disappears as you age but internal beauty is remembered even when you are long gone from this earth. Think of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity.
– Mother Teresa

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.
– Mother Teresa

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. I do not agree with the big way of doing things.
– Mother Teresa (1910-1997) Albanian-born missionary.

Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.
– Mother Teresa

An attitude of gratitude creates blessings. Help yourself by helping others. You have the most powerful weapons on earth – love and prayer.
– Mother Teresa

Give, but give until it hurts.
– Mother Teresa

Love is not patronizing and charity isn’t about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same — with charity you give love, so don’t just give money but reach out your hand instead.
– Mother Teresa

We do not need guns and bombs to bring peace, we need love and compassion.
– Mother Teresa

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

If there are people who feel that God wants them to change the structures of society, that is something between them and their God. We must serve him in whatever way we are called. I am called to help the individual; to love each poor person. Not to deal with institutions. I am in no position to judge.
– Mother Teresa

I must be willing to give whatever it takes to do good to others. This requires that I be willing to give until it hurts.
– Mother Teresa

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