Mother Teresa, born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu (pronounced [aɡˈnɛs ˈɡɔndʒa bɔjaˈdʒiu]), was an Albanian Roman Catholic nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata (Calcutta), India in 1950. For over forty years she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity's expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries.
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Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
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.
Each one of them is Jesus in disguise.
The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.
I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I 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?
Profound joy of the heart is like a magnet that indicates the path of life.
At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done.
We will be judged by I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless, and you took me in.
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.
We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
Life is love, enjoy it. Life is mystery, know it. Life is a promise, fulfill it.
If I'd never have picked up the first person, I'd never have picked up the 42,000 in Calcutta.
In order to keep the lamp burning you have to keep putting the oil in it.
Spread love whenever you go.
Very less to say, I can make one Catholic or Protestant.
Then we have the silence of the eyes which will always help us to see God.
Our eyes are like two windows through which Christ or the world comes to our hearts. Often we need great courage to keep them closed. How often we say, I wish I had not seen this thing, and yet we take so little trouble to overcome the desire to see everything.
Loneliness and the feeling that you're no use to anyone - the worst kind of poverty.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
We cannot really know God if we do not pray.
Even if I want I cannot make you say sorry to God.
Silence gives us a new outlook on everything.
We need silence to be able to touch souls. The essential thing is not what we say but what God says to us and through us.
What we sometimes consider a stumbling block is rather a rock we can step on.
Faith is a gift of God. Without it there would be no life. And our work, to be fruitful, and to be all for God, and to be beautiful, has to be built of faith. Faith in Christ who has said, I was hungry, I was naked, I was sick, and I was homeless, and you ministered to me! On these words of His all our work is based.
Let me thus praise You in the way You love best: by shining on those around me.
Let me preach You without preaching, not by words, but by my example, by the catching force, the sympathetic influence of what I do, the evident fullness of the love my heart bears to You. Amen.
I heard the call to give up all and follow Christ into the slums to serve Him among the poorest of the poor. It was an order.
When a poor person dies I want then to die in the arms of somebody who loves them. I want them to be able to look for the last time into the eyes of somebody who cares for them
Give love to your children, to a wife or husband, to a next-door neighbour.
In order for us to be able to love, we need to have faith, because faith is love in action and love in action is service. In order for us to be able to love, we have to see and touch. Faith in action through prayer, faith in action through service: each is the same thing, the same love, the same compassion.
Thoughtfulness is the beginning of great sanctity.
If you learn this art of being thoughtful, you will become more and more Christ-like, for his heart was meek and he always thought of others. Our vocation, to be beautiful, must be full of thought for others.
We must love one another as God loves each one of us.
To be able to love, we need a clean heart. Prayer is what gives us a clean heart. The fruit of prayer is a deepening of faith and the fruit of faith is love. The fruit of love is service, which is compassion in action.
I don't look at anything. Every person whether he is Hindu, Muslim or Buddhist, he is my brother, my sister. I think we all do like that.
We complicate prayer as we complicate many things.
It is to love Jesus with undivided love-for you, for me, for all of us. And that undivided love is put into action when we do as Jesus said, love as I have loved you
Keep your heart pure. A pure heart is necessary to see God in each other. If you see God in each other, there is love for each other, then there is peace.