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MOTHER TERESA QUOTES

Many people are very, very concerned with the children in India, with the children in Africa where quite a number die, maybe of malnutrition, of hunger and so on, but millions are dying deliberately by the will of the mother. And this is what is the greatest destroyer of peace today. Because if a mother can kill her own child -- what is left for me to kill you and you kill me -- there is nothing between.

MOTHER TERESA, Nobel Lecture, Dec 11, 1979

Never let anything so fill you with sorrow as to make you forget the joy of the Christ risen.

MOTHER TERESA, A Gift for God

We all long for heaven where God is, but we have it in our power to be in heaven with him right now--to be happy with him at this very moment. But being happy with him now means:

loving as he loves,
helping as he helps,
giving as he gives,
serving as he serves,
rescuing as he rescues,
being with him for all the twenty-four hours,
touching him in his distressing disguise.

MOTHER TERESA, A Gift for God

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.

MOTHER TERESA, A Gift for God

The more we receive in silent prayer, the more we can give in our active life. We need silence to be able to touch souls.

MOTHER TERESA, A Gift for God

To show great love for God and our neighbor we need not do great things. It is how much love we put in the doing that makes our offering Something Beautiful for God.

MOTHER TERESA, A Gift for God

Lord, help us to accept the pains and conflicts that come to us each day as opportunities to grow as people and become more like you.

MOTHER TERESA, A Gift for God

It is only by frequent deaths of ourselves and our self-centered desires that we can come to live more fully.

MOTHER TERESA, A Gift for God

How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers.

MOTHER TERESA, attributed, Everybody for Everybody

I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.

MOTHER TERESA, attributed, U. S. House of Representatives, Congressional Record, Nov. 15, 2005

God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires us to try.

MOTHER TERESA, Rolling Stone, Dec. 1992

It is not possible to engage in the direct apostolate without being a soul of prayer. We must be aware of oneness with Christ, as he was aware of oneness with his Father. Our activity is truly apostolic only insofar as we permit him to work in us and through us with his power, with his desire, with his love.

MOTHER TERESA, A Gift for God

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

MOTHER TERESA, attributed, Summer of Yesterday

Work without love is slavery.

MOTHER TERESA, Where There Is Love, There Is God

Peace begins with a smile--smile five times a day at someone you don't really want to smile at at all--do it for peace.

MOTHER TERESA, Love, a Fruit Always in Season: Daily Meditations from the Words of Mother Teresa

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.

MOTHER TERESA, A Simple Path

When Christ said: "I was hungry and you fed me," he didn't mean only the hunger for bread and for food; he also meant the hunger to be loved. Jesus himself experienced this loneliness. He came amongst his own and his own received him not, and it hurt him then and it has kept on hurting him. The same hunger, the same loneliness, the same having no one to be accepted by and to be loved and wanted by. Every human being in that case resembles Christ in his loneliness; and that is the hardest part, that's real hunger.

MOTHER TERESA, "Imitation of Christ", A Gift for God


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