55 Mother Teresa Quotes about Love, Compassion, Life, & Humanity

Mother Teresa Quotes about Love, Compassion, Life, & Humanity

Mother Teresa devoted her entire life to serving the needy. She is known for her works of service and humanity. She also received several honors, including the 1962 Ramon Magsaysay Peace Prize and the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize.

Born in Skopje (now the capital of North Macedonia) and traveled to various countries to serve people all around the world. After living in Skopje for eighteen years, she moved to Ireland and then to India, where she lived for most of her life.

In 1950 she led the foundation of the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious group. The association manages homes for people who are dying of HIV/AIDS, leprosy, and tuberculosis. It also ran soup kitchens, dispensaries, mobile clinics, children’s and family counseling programs, orphanages, and schools.

We have listed the most inspirational Mother Teresa quotes that will make you believe in humanity and service.

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

Mother Teresa Quotes

2. “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”

3. “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.”

4. “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”

5. “Peace begins with a smile.”

Mother Teresa Quotes

6. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”

7. “The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.”

8. “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”

9. “Never travel faster than your guardian angel can fly.”

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

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

12. “I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.”

13. “I’m a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world.”

Read: Best Buddha Quotes on Wisdom and Happy Life.

14. “Live simply so others may simply live.”

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

Mother Teresa Quotes

16. “Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.”

17. “We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.”

18. “Work without love is slavery.”

19. “It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”

20. “A life not lived for others is not a life.”

21. “Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.”

22. “I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness.”

23. “If you can’t feed a hundred people, feed just one.”

24. “Love to be real, it must cost—it must hurt—it must empty us of self.”

25. “Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”

Mother Teresa Quotes

26. “People are unrealistic, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway.”

27. “The person who gives with a smile is the best giver because God loves a cheerful giver.”

28. “If we pray, we will believe; If we believe, we will love; If we love, we will serve.”

Read: 55 Quotes by Jack Ma on Life, Success, Entrepreneurship, and Management.

29. “Spread the love of God through your life but only use words when necessary.”

30. “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”

31. “When you don’t have anything, then you have everything.”

32. “Life is a game, play it.”

33. “Joy is a net of love in which you can catch souls.”

34. “Intense love does not measure it just gives. ”

35. “Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home.”

36. “Profound joy of the heart is like a magnet that indicates the path of life.”

37. “The greatest science in the world; in heaven and on earth; is love.”

38. “Go out into the world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light new light in the hearts of people.”

39. “Prayer is the mortar that holds our house together.”

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

41. “Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action”

42. “I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness.”

43. “It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.”

44. “God does not require that we be successful only that we be faithful.”

45. “Some people come in our life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons.”

Mother Teresa Quotes

46. “We are all pencils in the hand of God.”

47. “To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.”

48. “‎Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”

49. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”

50. “Joy is strength.”

51. “God doesn’t require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.”

52. “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.”

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

54. “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.”

55. “If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.”

Mother Teresa Quotes

Her authorized biography was written by Navin Chawla and published in 1992.

Mother Teresa Book By Navin Chawla

Let me know if this post on Mother Teresa Quotes inspired you to start your journey to serve others. Even your smallest act of kindness counts!!

Facebooktwitterpinterestmail

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *