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.


Intense love does not measure, it just gives.     

Mother Teresa

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.     

Mother Teresa

There is hunger for ordinary bread, and there is hunger for love, for kindness, for thoughtfulness; and this is the great poverty that makes people suffer so much.     

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

I know God would never give me something that I could not handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.     

Mother Teresa

If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.     

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

Love, to be real, must cost - it must hurt - it must empty us of self.     

Mother Teresa

There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.     

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use.     

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

Love until it hurts. Real love is always painful and hurts: then it is real and pure.     

Mother Teresa

If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.     

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you.     

Mother Teresa

We have only today. Let us begin.     

Mother Teresa

We are not here to be successful, we are here to be FAITHFUL.     

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.     

Mother Teresa

Be kind to each other. It is better to commit faults with gentleness than to work miracles with unkindness.     

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.     

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa