Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Inspiring quotes said by Mother Teresa

Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu commonly called Mother Teresa, and known in the Roman Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary. She devoted her life to serving the poor and destitute around the world. She spent many years in Calcutta, India where she founded the Missionaries of Charity, a religious congregation devoted to helping those in great need. Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and became a symbol of charitable, selfless work.

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Following are some words said by her will surely help you to live a life with compassion, love and purpose: 

“It is not how much we do,
but how much love we put in the doing.
It is not how much we give,
but how much love we put in the giving.”

1) “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”

2) “I was once asked why I don’t participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I’ll be there”

3) “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”

4) “I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.”

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

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

7) “God doesn’t require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.”

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8) “Live simply so others may simply live.”

9)  “I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.”

10) “Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.”

11) “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”

12) “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.”

13) “Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.”

14) “Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired.”

15) “Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world.”

16) “Good works are links that form a chain of love.”

17) “I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.”

18) “I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness.”

19) “I think I’m more difficult than critical.”

20) “I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?”

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

22) “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” 

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23) “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.” 

24) “It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.” 

25) “Intense love does not measure, it just gives.”

26) “Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.”

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

28) “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.”

29) “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.” 

30) “Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.”

31) “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”

32) “Peace begins with a smile.”

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33) “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.”

34) “There is more hunger in the world for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.”

35) “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.” 

36) “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.” 

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

38) “One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.” 

39) “Please choose the way of peace. In the short term there may be winners and losers in this war that we all dread. But that never can, or never will justify the suffering, pain and loss of life your weapons will cause.”

40) “I have never been in a war before, but I have seen famine and death. I was asking (myself) what do they feel when they do this? I don’t understand it. They are all children of God. Why do they do it? I don’t understand.”

41) “Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.”

42) “We fear the future because we are wasting today.”

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43) “If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.” 

44) “Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love but to use violence to get what they want.”

45) “Do ordinary things with extraordinary love.”

46) “We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.”

47) “Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.”

48) “When you don’t have anything, then you have everything.” 

49) “Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home.”

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50) “Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” 

51) “I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness.”

52)  “Profound joy of the heart is like a magnet that indicates the path of life.”

53) “We do not need guns and bombs to bring peace, we need love and compassion.” 

54) “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.”

55) “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”

56) “Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it.”

57) “Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it.” 


58) “Work without love is slavery.”

59) “Some people come in our life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons.”

60) “If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.”

61) “What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight; build it anyway.”

62) “‎Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” 

63) “Keep the corners of your mouth turned up. Speak in a low, persuasive tone. Listen; be teachable. Laugh at good stories and learn to tell them…For as long as you are green, you can grow.” 

64) “I fear just one thing: Money! Greed was what motivated Judas to sell Jesus”

65) “If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive.”

66) “Life is a challenge, we must take it.”

67) “If you are discouraged, it is a sign of pride because it shows you trust in your own powers.”

68) “It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself.”

69) “The fruit of love is service, which is compassion in action.”

70) “Sometimes a good feeling from inside is worth much more than a beautician.”

1) “If we worry too much about ourselves, we won’t have time for others”

72) “The openness of our hearts and minds can be measured by how wide we draw the circle of what we call family.”

73) “I go of my free choice, with the blessing of obedience.”

74) “Poverty was not created by God. It is we who have caused it, you and I through our egotism.”

75) “If we are humble, nothing will change us, neither praise, nor discouragement.”

76) “We are not called to be successful, but faithful.”

77)  “Do not allow yourselves to be disheartened by any failure as long as you have done your best.”



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