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
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
Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. 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
Never travel faster than your guardian angel can fly. Mother Teresa
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence. We need silence to be able to touch soul. Mother Teresa