powerful mother teresa quotes and sayings


Mother Teresa, known in the Roman Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary. Read and inspire for most powerful Mother Teresa quotes.

she was Born in Skopje, the capital of the Republic of Macedonia to parents of Albanian-descent and having taught in India for 17 years, Mother Teresa experienced her “call within a call” in 1946. Considered one of the 20th Century’s greatest humanitarians.

Mother Teresa was the founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic congregation of women dedicated to helping the poor.

Mother Teresa found her inspiration in Catholic teachings but won widespread affection and admiration in her adopted home of Calcutta, India.

Inspiring 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.

2.  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.

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

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

5.  I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

6.  I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?

7.  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.

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

9.  Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

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

11.  We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.

12.  The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved.

13. I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.

14. I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for the money. No, I wouldn’t touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.

15. If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.

16. It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters

17. We fear the future because we are wasting today.

Mother Teresa Quotes on Love

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

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

3.  Intense love does not measure, it just gives.

4.  Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.

5.  Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.

6.  The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.

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

8.  What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.

9.  It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.

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

11.  We do not need guns and bombs to bring peace, we need love and compassion.

12. Love is a fruit in season at all times and within reach of every hand.

 Mother Teresa Quotes on Kindness and Joy

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

2.  Live simply so others may simply live.

3.  Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.

4.  Good works are links that form a chain of love.

5.  Joy is a net of love in which you can catch souls.

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

7.  Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.

8.  One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.

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Awards are given to Mother Teresa

  • The first Pope John XXIII Peace Prize. (1971)
  • Kennedy Prize (1971)
  • The Nehru Prize –“ for the promotion of international peace and understanding”(1972)
  • Albert Schweitzer International Prize (1975),
  • The Nobel Peace Prize (1979)
  • States Presidential Medal of Freedom (1985)
  • Congressional Gold Medal (1994)
  • U Thant Peace Award 1994
  • Honorary citizenship of the United States (November 16, 1996),


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