Mother Teresa quotes

Inspirational Mother Teresa quotes about kindness, love, family and God


Mother Teresa, now formally honored by the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, was a revered Roman Catholic nun and missionary. She devoted her life to caring for the sick and injured, in areas of extreme poverty and unlivable conditions, without regard for her own health and safety.

Mother Teresa is the ultimate role model with regard to showing love, kindness, and compassion to our fellow human beings. Although she was unique in that she dedicated her life to her message of love, we can all take time each day to do at least one small action to spread kindness. Our collective small actions can add up to great things, and we can all do what we can to change the world and leave it a better place for future generations.

Even a simple smile or a hug for those who feel unworthy goes a long way to provide feelings of worth and value to those who are living with the challenges of loneliness and poverty. All of us have felt lonely, sad, or unwell at various points in our lives, and we can draw on our own experiences to relate to the struggles of others.

Mother Teresa gives us a wonderful example to follow by teaching us that there are things each of us can do within our own communities to share love and kindness with others, as kind and affectionate actions are the greatest equalizer.


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

  • Some people come in our life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons.

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

  • Yes, you must live life beautifully and not allow the spirit of the world that makes gods out of power, riches, and pleasure make you to forget that you have been created for greater things.

  • Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action.

  • 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.

  • If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

  • Peace begins with a smile.

  • I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.

  • The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.

  • Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.

  • Do ordinary things with extraordinary love.

  • I see Jesus in every human being. I say to myself, this is hungry Jesus, I must feed him. This is sick Jesus. This one has leprosy or gangrene; I must wash him and tend to him. I serve becuase I love Jesus.

  • People are generally irrational, unreasonable and selfish. They deserve to be loved, anyway.

  • Life is a game, play it… Life is too precious, do not destroy it.

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

  • 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.

  • Without patience, we will learn less in life. We will see less. We will feel less. We will hear less. Ironically, rush and more usually mean less.

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

  • Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.