76 Powerful Quotes By Mother Teresa To Inspire You To Become A Better Person
Founder of Missionaries of Charity
Anjeze Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, who became known the world over by the name Mother Teresa, was a missionary and nun of the Roman Catholic Church from Albania but worked in Kolkata, India for the major part of her life. She was known all over the world for having founded the Missionaries of Charity and the organisation eventually went on to have active branches in more than 100 countries. She was born in 1910 and by the time she was 18 years old, she went to Ireland in order to learn English so that she could become a teacher. She arrived in India as a teacher and after witnessing the poverty and suffering of the people in Kolkata, she started working as a missionary in 1948. Throughout her life, Mother Teresa worked tirelessly to work with the poorest of the poor and provided them with medical assistance in Kolkata as donations poured in from all across the world. She became a symbol of compassion and self-sacrifice all across the world, while at the same time some of her religious beliefs attracted criticism from certain quarters. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. Here are some famous quotes by her.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them. Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love. Peace begins with a smile.. Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin. 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. Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. 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. The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved. If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family. God doesn't require us to succeed, he only requires that you try. It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. Never travel faster than your guardian angel can fly. Live simply so others may simply live. I'm a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world. 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. If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are. I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things. 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. Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. A life not lived for others is not a life. The Simple Path
Silence is Prayer
Prayer is Faith
Faith is Love
Love is Service
The Fruit of Service is Peace It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish. Work without love is slavery. If you can't feed a hundred people, feed just one. 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. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness. Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you. Love to be real, it must cost—it must hurt—it must empty us of self. 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. People are unrealistic, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway. The person who gives with a smile is the best giver because God loves a cheerful giver. If we pray, we will believe; If we believe, we will love; If we love, we will serve. Spread the love of God through your life but only use words when necessary. 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. May God break my heart so completely that the whole world falls in. 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. When you don't have anything, then you have everything. Give, but give until it hurts. Each one of them is Jesus in disguise. Prayer in action is love, love in action is service. I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness. How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers. Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home. Pain and suffering have come into your life, but remember pain, sorrow, suffering are but the kiss of Jesus - a sign that you have come so close to Him that He can kiss you. Hungry for love, He looks at you. Thirsty for kindness, He begs of you. Naked for loyalty, He hopes in you. Homeless for shelter in your heart, He asks of you. Will you be that one to Him? Joy is a net of love in which you can catch souls. Intense love does not measure it just gives. Love is a fruit in season at all times and within reach of every hand. Smile at each other. Smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other- it doesn't matter who it is- and that will help to grow up in greater love for each other. There are many people who can do big things, but there are very few people who will do the small things. Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. Jesus said love one another. He didn't say love the whole world. The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family. The greatest science in the world; in heaven and on earth; is love. Profound joy of the heart is like a magnet that indicates the path of life. A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love. She gives most who gives with joy. 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. Never be so busy as not to think of others. Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness. Go out into the world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light new light in the hearts of people. Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty. If a mother can kill her own child - what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me - there is nothing between.
It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.
I think it is very good when people suffer. To me that is like the kiss of Jesus.
Prayer is the mortar that holds our house together.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight; build it anyway.
There should be less talk; a preaching point is not a meeting point.
What do you do then? Take a broom and clean someone's house.
That says enough.
If I look at the mass I will never act. I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness.