Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997 was a Roman Catholic nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity and devoted her life to looking after society’s poor, sick, dying and social outcasts.  She is a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

 

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

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.

There is no greater sickness in the world today than the lack of love.

Peace begins with a smile.

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.

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.

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

We know that whatever we do is simply a droplet in the ocean.
But if that droplet were missing, the ocean would be lacking.

Where there is great love, there are always great miracles.

If you cannot feed a hundred people, then feed just one.

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

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

Make us worthy, Lord, to serve those people throughout the world who live and die in poverty and hunger.
Give them through our hands, this day, their daily bread, and by our understanding love,give them peace and joy.

If we pray, we will believe; If we believe, we will love.
If we love, we will serve.

The more you have, the more you are occupied, the less you give.
But the less you have the more free you are.
Poverty for us is a freedom. It is not a mortification, a penance. It is joyful freedom.
There is no television here, no this, no that. But we are perfectly happy.

There is a terrible hunger for love.
We all experience that in our lives – the pain, the loneliness.
We must have the courage to recognize it.
The poor you may have right in your own family. Find them. Love them.

If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive.

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

I see God in every human being.
When I wash the leper’s wounds I feel I am nursing the Lord himself.
Is it not a beautiful experience?

Before you speak, it is necessary for you to listen, f
or God speaks in the silence of the heart.

When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened
because God did not take care of him or her.
It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person
what he or she needed.

If we really want to love, we must learn how to forgive.

There is only one God and He is God to all;
therefore it is important that everyone is seen as equal before God. I
‘ve always said we should help a Hindu become a better Hindu, a Muslim become a better Muslim, a Catholic become a better Catholic.

Do not allow yourselves to be disheartened by any failure
as long as you have done your best.

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

It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing.
It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.

We can do no great things, only small things with great love.