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.


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

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

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

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

Mother Teresa

Small things done with great love will change the world.     

Mother Teresa

Don't look for big things, just do small things with great love...the smaller the thing, the greater must be our love.     

Mother Teresa

Violence of the tongue is very real — sharper than any knife.     

Mother Teresa

Failure is merely feedback that there is something blocking the path of the emergence and expansion of the greatest version of yourself.     

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

And so let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love, and once we begin to love each other naturally we want to do something.     

Mother Teresa

If you want to have world peace, go to your house and love your family.     

Mother Teresa

A mother is the heart of the home.     

Mother Teresa

Holy living consists in doing God's work with a smile.     

Mother Teresa

Look at the cross and you will know what one soul means to Jesus.     

Mother Teresa

The Cross will be for us as it was for Christ: proof of the greatest love.     

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

Real prayer is union with God, a union as vital as that of the vine to the branch.     

Mother Teresa

One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.     

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

Holiness does not consist in doing extraordinary things. It consists in accepting, with a smile, what Jesus sends us. It consists in accepting and following the will of God.     

Mother Teresa

Intense love does not measure, it just gives.     

Mother Teresa

The openness of our hearts and minds can be measured by how wide we draw the circle of what we call family.     

Mother Teresa

I fear just one thing : Money! Greed was what motivated Judas to sell Jesus.     

Mother Teresa

You weren't created just to consume resources, you were put on this Earth to make a contribution.     

Mother Teresa

The way to plan the family is natural family planning, not contraception...This (use of contraceptives) turns the attention to self and so it destroys the gift of love in him or her. In loving, the husband and wife must turn the attention to each other as happens in natural family planning, and not to self, as happens in contraception. Once that living love is destroyed by contraception, abortion follows easily . . . And abortion, which often follows from contraception, brings a people to be spiritually poor, and that is the worst poverty and the most difficult to overcome.     

Mother Teresa

Sometimes it is harder for us to smile at those who live with us, the immediate members of our families, than it is to smile at those who are not so close to us. Let us never forget: love begins at home.     

Mother Teresa