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.