76 Motivational Mother Teresa Quotes On Humanity, Peace & Love

Mother Teresa (Saint Teresa of Calcutta) was born (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997) in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. She was an Albanian Catholic nun, saint and she lived in Macedonia & later she moved to Ireland and then to India where she spent most of her life. She started Missionaries of Charity (Roman Catholic Church), in 1950 which was active inactive in 133 countries in 2012. Mother Teresa believed in wholehearted free service to the poorest of the poor and dedicated her life to charity. Below are some of the motivational Mother Teresa quotes to give wisdom to your life.

Best Mother Teresa Quotes

  1. “I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.” , Mother Teresa quotes about god
  2. “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”
  3. “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 quotes prayer
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  5. “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”
  6. “Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.”
  7. “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 quotes on love
  8. “Good works are links that form a chain of love.”

  9. “Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.”
  10. “Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God – the rest will be given.” , Mother Teresa quotes kindness
  11. “There are no great things, only small things with great love. Happy are those.”
  12. “I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.”
  13. “I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness.”
  14. “Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus.”
  15. “I think I’m more difficult than critical.”

  16. “Sweetest Lord, make me appreciative of the dignity of my high vocation, and its many responsibilities. Never permit me to disgrace it by giving way to coldness, unkindness, or impatience.”
  17. “The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.”
  18. “I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”
  19. “I want you to be concerned about your next-door neighbor. Do you know your next-door neighbor?”
  20. “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”  , Mother Teresa quotes on peace
  21. “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”
  22. “I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No, I wouldn’t touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.”
  23. “God doesn’t require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.”

  24. “Live simply so others may simply live.”
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  26. “If we want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.”
  27. “It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters.”
  28. “It is poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”
  29. “Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.”
  30. “Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.”

  31. “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.”
  32. “We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.”
  33. “It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.”  , Mother Teresa Quotes on service
  34. “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.”
  35. “I see somebody dying, I pick him up. I find somebody hungry, I give him food. He can love and be loved. I don’t look at his color, I don’t look at his religion. I don’t look at anything. Every person whether he is Hindu, Muslim or Buddhist, he is my brother, my sister.”
  36.  “The future is so much in the hands of God, I find it much more easy to accept today because yesterday is gone and tomorrow has not come and I have only today.”
  37. “We have been created for greater things, to love and be loved.”  , Mother Teresa quotes about love
  38. “I do not agree with the big way of doing things. To us, what matters is an individual.”

  39. “Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.”  , Mother Teresa quotes about service
  40. “Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.”
  41. “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.”
  42. “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”
  43. “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.”
  44. “Peace begins with a smile.”

  45. “There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well. They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things that we could use.”
  46. we fear the future
  47. “There is more hunger in the world for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.”
  48. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”

  49. “I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that he didn’t trust me so much.”
  50. “In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.”
  51. “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.”
  52. “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.”
  53. “Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.” ,Mother Teresa quotes about joy
  54. “One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.”
  55. “Please choose the way of peace. In the short term, there may be winners and losers in this war that we all dread. But that never can, or never will justify the suffering, pain, and loss of life your weapons will cause.”

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  56. “Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.”
  57. “Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.”
  58. “The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.”   , Mother Teresa quotes on life happiness
  59. “God doesn’t require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.”
  60. “Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”
  61. “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.”
  62. “Every work of love done with a full heart brings people closer to God.”
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  64. “You can love all men perfectly if you love the one God in them all.”
  65. “I have never been in a war before, but I have seen famine and death. I was asking (myself) what do they feel when they do this? I don’t understand it. They are all children of God. Why do they do it? I don’t understand.”
  66. “I believe God loves the world through us—through you and me.”

  67. “At the end of life, we are going to be judged on the basis of our love for one another.”  , Mother Teresa quotes on life
  68. “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”
  69. “I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.”
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  71. “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
  72. “I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I don’t know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will NOT ask, ‘How many good things have you done in your life?’ Rather he will ask, ‘How much LOVE did you put into what you did?’”
  73. “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”

  74. “It is easy to love 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.”
  75. “Intense love does not measure, it just gives.”
  76. Mother Teresa quotes on life do it anyway,
    “People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
    If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
    If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
    If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
    What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
    If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
    The good you do today will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
    Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
    In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.” 

Some interesting facts about Mother Teresa:-

  • In 1931, Mother Teresa took vows as a nun and she chose name Teresa to honor Saints Therese of Lisieux and Teresa of Avila
  • She promoted basic hygiene while promoting literacy
  • She taught history and geography in Calcutta at St. Mary’s, a high school for 15 years
  • On her way to Darjeeling in 1946, she realized what her true purpose was: “I heard the call to give up all and follow Christ into the slums to serve him among the poorest of the poor.”
  • She started teaching poor children by writing in the dirt with sticks as she didn’t have any equipment or supplies at that time
  • Mother Teresa was honored with many awards like ‘Indian Padma Shri in 1962’, ‘Pope John XXIII Peace Prize in 1971’, ‘Albania’s Golden Honour of the Nation in 1994’, ‘The Nobel Peace Prize in 1979’
  • She insisted to give Nobel honor of $192,000 budget to help the poor of India

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