Mother Teresa Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Mother Teresa quotes, Mother Teresa sayings, and Mother Teresa proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

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

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

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Peace begins with a smile..     

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It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you...yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.     

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

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I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.

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Love begins by taking care of the closest ones ? the ones at home.      

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

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

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We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. 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.     

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I know God won't give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.

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

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

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To fear is to expect punishment. To love is to know we are immersed, not in darkness, but in light.     

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

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Never be so busy as not to think of others.

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

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

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

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

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

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Intense love does not measure, it just gives.

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Intense love does not measure it just gives.

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

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

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To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.

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Give, but give until it hurts.

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

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

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