Mother Teresa Quotations

Mother Teresa

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; be honest and frank anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies. Succeed anyway.

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

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.

I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness.

It is easy to love those who are far away. It isn't always easy to love those who are right next to us. It is easier to offer food to the hungry than to answer the lonely suffering of someone who lacks love right in one’s own family.

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

More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.

Smile at each other, smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other -- it doesn't matter who it is -- and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other.

Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor . . .Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; do good anyway.

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.

The world today is upside down because there is so very little love in the home, and in family life. We have no time for each other. Everybody is in such a terrible rush, and so anxious…and in the home begins the disruption of the peace of the world.

To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.

We are all pencils in the hand of God.

We can not do great things -- only small things with great love.

We realize that what we are accomplishing is a drop in the ocean. But if this drop were not in the ocean, it would be missed.