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.


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

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.     

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

Prayer makes your heart bigger, until it is capable of containing the gift of God himself. Prayer begets faith, faith begets love, and love begets service on behalf of the poor.     

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

A sacrifice to be real must cost, must hurt, and must empty ourselves. Give yourself fully to God. He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in his love than in your weakness.     

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

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

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

Follow the path of serenity. Why lose your temper if by losing it you offend God, trouble your neighbor and in the end have to set things aright anyway?     

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

It is impossible to love God without loving our neighbor.     

Mother Teresa

Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.     

Mother Teresa

People are not hungry just for bread, they are hungry for love.     

Mother Teresa

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.     

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love. She gives most who gives with joy.     

Mother Teresa

There is no key to happiness; the door is always open.     

Mother Teresa

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.     

Mother Teresa

Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.     

Mother Teresa

Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love but to use violence to get what they want.     

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.     

Mother Teresa

There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in - that we do it to God, to Christ, and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.     

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa