Mother Teresa was an inspiration to countless millions for her lifelong devotion to the world’s most needy and vulnerable. The selflessness and sacrifice with which she lived her own life made her an international symbol of charitable work, and the to love and the compassion he showed for the destitute of all religions earned him a Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, which he donated in its entirety to the poor.
Mother Teresa found her inspiration in Catholic teachings, but earned widespread affection and admiration in her adopted home of Calcutta, India, by respecting local customs and beliefs, and always placing our common humanity above religious divisions. By 2013, the charitable organization she had created, the Missionaries of Charity, had expanded to 700 missions in 130 countries, providing soup kitchens, family assistance centers, orphanages, schools, hospitals, and homes for people with diseases such as leprosy, AIDS. and tuberculosis.
In 2016, Mother Teresa was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church as Saint Teresa.
Here are 20 Mother Teresa quotes that will inspire you to be a better person.
While these may not be traditional quotes about lovemany famous sayings of Mother Teresa show how important love is and why devotion to the poor is a kind and necessary act.
Be faithful in small things because in them lies your strength.
Spread love wherever you go. Let no one come to you without leaving happier.
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less for that missing drop.
Intense love does not measure, it only gives.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
Kind words may be short and easy to say, but their echoes are truly endless.
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet arrived. We only have today. Let us begin.
I have found the paradox that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more pain, only more love.
We will never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
Love cannot remain by itself, it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action, and that action is service.
The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of not being loved.
If you judge people, you don’t have time to love them.
What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.
I alone cannot change the world, but I can throw a stone on the water to create many ripples.
I want you to worry about your next-door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?
I’m not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and the time comes for God to judge us, he won’t ask, ‘How many good things have you done in your life?’ rather he will ask: ‘How much love did you put into what you did?
God doesn’t require us to succeed, He just requires you to try.
If we do not have peace it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
It is not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.
Joy is a net of love in which you can catch souls.
Never travel faster than your guardian angel can fly.
Let’s always meet with a smile, because a smile is the beginning of love.
If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor dishonor, because you know what you are.
Don’t wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.
We don’t need guns or bombs to bring peace, we need love and compassion.