Mother Theresa

Indian nun and missionary in the Roman Catholic Church (born of Albanian parents in what is now Macedonia); dedicated to helping the poor in India (1910-1997)

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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.
Life is a promise fulfill it.
People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway.
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.
One must really have suffered oneself to help others.
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.
I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I don't 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
I never add up. I only subtract from the total dying... . . . It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters.
If we want a love message to be heard, it has to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.
Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within the reach of every hand.
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.
Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.
People who really want help may attack you if you help them. Help them anyway.
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
There are no great things, only small things with great love. Happy are those.
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.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
I see God in every human being.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
If you do good, people may accuse you of selfish motives. Do good anyway.
Spread love everywhere you go First of all in your own house...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.
Kind words are short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
God doesn't require us to succeed he only requires that you try.
If you are successful, you may win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.
Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.
Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
Joy is prayer - Joy is strength - Joy is love - Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.
We are all pencils in the hand of God.
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.
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.
Give the world the best you have and you may get hurt. Give the world your best anyway.
God loves the world through us.
Holiness is doing God's will with a smile.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
There should be less talk a preaching point is not a meeting point. What do you do then Take a broom and clean someone's house. That says enough.
We can do no great things, only small things with great love.

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