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Best of Mother Teresa Quotes on Life and Happiness

Mother Teresa was born on 26 August 1910. Her birthplace was Skopje, which is now the capital of the Republic of Macedonia. She was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary (who travel from one place to another in the propagation of religion). When the second world war happened, Teresa was crushed. She was stunned by this decay of humanity. At that time, she was handling all the work of institutions and she faced many challenges. In 1950, Mother Teresa established the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation. It began as a small community with 12 members in Kolkata, In 1955, Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity opened Nirmala Shishu Bhavan, the Children’s Home of the Immaculate Heart. It was their first children’s home that cared for orphans. The center took homeless children and provided them with food, In 1962, the Indian government first recognized Mother Teresa by awarding her the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India. The government of India then awarded her the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding in 1969. She received several other Indian awards. On January 25, 1980, Mother Teresa was awarded the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honor in India. 5 Sept 1997 (Saturday) Mother Teresa died on Friday night after suffering cardiac arrest in the Calcutta (India) headquarters of her Missionaries of Charity. Below are some of the finest Mother Teresa quotes about life and happiness.

Mother Teresa Quotes

  • Each one of them is Jesus in disguise.
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  • Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God – the rest will be given.
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  • The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it. 
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  • 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 souls.
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  • Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
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  • Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
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  • The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
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  • I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
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  • Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.
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  • We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
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  • We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
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  • There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in – that we do it to God, to Christ, and that’s why we try to do it as beautifully as possible
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  • The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
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  • I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
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mother teresa quotes on love

Intense love does not measure, it just gives.

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  • 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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  • I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No, I wouldn’t touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.
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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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Inspirational Mother Teresa Quotes

  • If you 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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  • We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
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  • Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus.
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  • Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them.
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  • 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.
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  • Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home.
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mother teresa quotes on life happiness

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

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  • Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
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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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mother teresa quotes helping hands

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

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  • I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?
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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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  • There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well. They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things that we could use.
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  • The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between.
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  • Peace begins with a smile.
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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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  • Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.
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  • One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody
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  • Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
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