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.


Live simply, so that others may simply live.     

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

If you are discouraged it is a sign of pride, because it shows you trust in your own powers.     

Mother Teresa

Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.     

Mother Teresa

If you are discouraged it is a sign of pride, because it shows you trust in your own powers.     

Mother Teresa

Let us be very sincere in our dealings with each other and have the courage to accept each other as we are.     

Mother Teresa

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway.     

Mother Teresa

Each of us is merely a small instrument; all of us, after accomplishing our mission, will disappear.     

Mother Teresa

Sometimes a good feeling from inside is worth much more than a beautician.     

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.     

Mother Teresa

Thoughtfulness is the beginning of great sanctity. If you learn this art of being thoughtful, you will become more and more Christ-like, for his heart was meek and he always thought of others. Our vocation, to be beautiful, must be full of thought for others.     

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

Perpetual Adoration, Eucharistic Adoration offers to our people the opportunity to join those in religious life to pray for the salvation of the world, souls everywhere and peace on earth. We cannot underestimate the power of prayer and the difference it will make in our world.     

Mother Teresa

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire 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.     

Mother Teresa

Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus.     

Mother Teresa

Our vocation, to be beautiful, must be full of thought for others.     

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

You who have received so much love, show your love by protecting the sacredness of life. The sacredness of life is the greatest gifts that God has given us.     

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

We are all pencils in the hand of God.     

Mother Teresa

A Mother is the heart of the home.     

Mother Teresa

The right to life does not depend, and must not be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or sovereign.     

Mother Teresa

Little things are indeed little, but to be faithful in little things is a great thing.     

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.     

Mother Teresa