20 Most Memorable Mother Teresa Quotes & Sayings

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Mother Teresa was a missionary and nun who devoted her entire life to serving and caring for the poor and sick. Born on August 26, 1910, she founded the Roman Catholic religious congregation known as the Missionaries of Charity which had more than 4,500 sisters in 133 countries. It takes care of homes caring for people suffering from tuberculosis, leprosy, and even HIV/ AIDS.

In 1983, she had her first heart attack in Rome which was followed by another attack in 1989. She experienced more heart issues after acquiring pneumonia in 1991. After that, Mother Theresa experienced more health problems and her general health continued to decline. She died on September 5, 1997.

Mother Teresa was eventually canonized on September 4, 2016. People celebrate her feast day on the anniversary of her death which is on September 5.

In this post, Saying Images shares more than 20 most famous quotes by Mother Teresa. Read these inspirational pictures quotes & feel free to share them!

Inspiring Quotes by Mother Teresa

Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.

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

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Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

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.

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God has not called me to be successful.

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

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

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Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.

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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.

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Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.

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

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Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.

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We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.

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I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not 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?’

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At the end of our lives we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made or how many great things we have done. We will be judged by: I was hungry and you gave me to eat. I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless and you took me in.

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

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If we want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.

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The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more dying for a little love. The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty — it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality. There’s a hunger for love, as there is a hunger for God.

Peace begins with a smile.

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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.

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If we really want to love, we must learn how to forgive.

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

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See Also: 15 Beautiful Spiritual Quotes To Feed Your Soul

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