Inspirational Mother Teresa Quotes To Express Unconditional Love [2022]

Mother Teresa, also known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta in the Roman Catholic Church. All of us here at Kindness Mother Teresa Quotes Ideas were inspired by her to change the world. And she is sure to provide inspiration for future generations. This list includes headings and ideas that anyone can use in their own unique way. As someone who has quoted Mother Teresa herself, feel free to add some of your favorite quotes from her amazing life into any projects you have.

Quotes From Mother Teresa

Quotes From Mother Teresa

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“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” – Mother Teresa

“If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” – Mother Teresa

“People are unrealistic, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway.” – Mother Teresa

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” – Mother Teresa

“Never travel faster than your guardian angel can fly.” – Mother Teresa

“Joy is a net of love in which you can catch souls.” – Mother Teresa

“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.” – Mother Teresa

“Love cannot remain by itself – it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action, and that action is service.” – Mother Teresa

“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?” – Mother Teresa

“It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself.” – Mother Teresa

“Jesus said to love one another. He didn’t say love the whole world.” – Mother Teresa

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.” – Mother Teresa

“God doesn’t require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.” – Mother Teresa

“When you don’t have anything, then you have everything.” – Mother Teresa

“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.” – Mother Teresa

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

“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.” – Mother Teresa

“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.” – Mother Teresa

“Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.” – Mother Teresa

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa

“If we worry too much about ourselves, we won’t have time for others.” – Mother Teresa

“Some people come in our life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons.” – Mother Teresa

“What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight; build it anyway.” – Mother Teresa

“The first step to becoming is to will it.” – Mother Teresa

“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.” – Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa Quotes Do It Anyway

Mother Teresa Quotes Do It Anyway

“I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness.” – Mother Teresa

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

“The success of love is in the loving – it is not in the result of loving. Of course it is natural in love to want the best for the other person, but whether it turns out that way or not does not determine the value of what we have done.” – Mother Teresa

“‎Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” ― Mother Teresa

“Do ordinary things with extraordinary love.” – Mother Teresa


How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers.” – Mother Teresa

“The problem with the world is that we draw the circle of our family too small.” – Mother Teresa

“Do not worry about why problems exist in the world – just respond to people’s needs.” – Mother Teresa

“Prayer in action is love, love in action is service.” – Mother Teresa

“The fruit of love is service, which is compassion in action.” – Mother Teresa

“Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.” – Mother Teresa

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“Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it.” – Mother Teresa

“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” – Mother Teresa

“It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters.” – Mother Teresa

“I want you to be concerned about your next-door neighbor. Do you know your next-door neighbor?” – Mother Teresa

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” – Mother Teresa

“Intense love does not measure, it just gives.” – Mother Teresa

“There is more hunger in the world for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.” – Mother Teresa

“The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.” – Mother Teresa

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

“It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.” – Mother Teresa

“If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive.” – Mother Teresa

“Sometimes a good feeling from inside is worth much more than a beautician.” – Mother Teresa

“Love is a fruit in season at all times and within reach of every hand.” – Mother Teresa

“If we pray, we will believe; If we believe, we will love; If we love, we will serve.” – Mother Teresa

“If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.” – Mother Teresa

“It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.” – Mother Teresa

“Keep in mind that our community is not composed of those who are already saints, but of those who are trying to become saints. Therefore let us be extremely patient with each other’s faults and failures.” – Mother Teresa

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” – Mother Teresa

“We fear the future because we are wasting today.” – Mother Teresa

“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.” – Mother Teresa

“Profound joy of the heart is like a magnet that indicates the path of life.” – Mother Teresa

“Love to be real, it must cost — it must hurt — it must empty us of self.” – Mother Teresa

“Be happy at the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” – Mother Teresa

“A life not lived for others is not a life.” – Mother Teresa

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Mother Teresa Quotes On Love

Mother Teresa Quotes On Love

“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” – Mother Teresa

“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.” – Mother Teresa

“There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.”― Mother Teresa

“I fear just one thing: Money! Greed was what motivated Judas to sell Jesus.” – Mother Teresa

“Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Teresa

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

“The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.” – Mother Teresa

“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” – Mother Teresa

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” – Mother Teresa

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” – Mother Teresa

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” – Mother Teresa

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

“Live simply so others may simply live.” – Mother Teresa

“One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.” – Mother Teresa

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“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.” – Mother Teresa

“Work without love is slavery.” – Mother Teresa

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

“If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.” – Mother Teresa

“Life is a challenge, we must take it.” – Mother Teresa

“We do not need guns and bombs to bring peace, we need love and compassion.” – Mother Teresa

“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.” – Mother Teresa

“I am only a pencil in the hand of God, but it is He who writes.” – Mother Teresa

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

Love Mother Teresa Quotes About Family

Love Mother Teresa Quotes About Family

“Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” – Mother Teresa

“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” – Mother Teresa

“Spread the love of God through your life but only use words when necessary.” ― Mother Teresa

“The less we have, the more we give. Seems absurd, but it’s the logic of love.” – Mother Teresa

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it.” – Mother Teresa

“There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter.” – Mother Teresa

“Good works are links that form a chain of love.” – Mother Teresa

“Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” ― Mother Teresa

“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.” – Mother Teresa

“Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. (Related topic: generosity)” – Mother Teresa

“I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things that we could use.” – Mother Teresa

“I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness.” ― Mother Teresa

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Teresa

“Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home.” – Mother Teresa

“If I look at the mass I will never act.” – Mother Teresa

“Loneliness is the most terrible form of poverty.”― Mother Teresa

“God speaks in the silence of the heart.”― Mother Teresa

“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.” – Mother Teresa

“Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them.” – Mother Teresa

“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.” ― Mother Teresa

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” – Mother Teresa

“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.” – Mother Teresa

“We must not be surprised when we hear of murders, killings, wars, or of hatred… If a mother can kill her own child, what is left but for us to kill each other?” ― Mother Teresa

“May God break my heart so completely that the whole world falls in.” – Mother Teresa

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

“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.” – Mother Teresa

“I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for the money. No, I wouldn’t touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.” – Mother Teresa

“These are the few ways we can practice humility: To speak as little as possible of one’s self. To mind one’s own business. Not to want to manage other people’s affairs. To avoid curiosity. To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully. To pass over the mistakes of others. To accept insults and injuries. To accept being slighted, forgotten, and disliked. To be kind and gentle even under provocation. Never to stand on one’s dignity. To choose always the hardest.” – Mother Teresa

“God doesn’t require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.” – Mother Teresa

“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.” – Mother Teresa

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Interesting Facts About Mother Teresa

Interesting Facts About Mother Teresa

  • Mother Teresa made vows in 1931 as a nun. She chose Teresa to honor Saints Therese of Lisieux and Teresa of Avila.
  • She advocated basic hygiene and literacy.
  • She was a geography and history teacher in Calcutta at St. Mary’s High School for 15 years.
  • She realized her true purpose on her 1946 journey to Darjeeling: “I heard Christ’s call to follow him into the slums, to serve him among those who are the poorest.”
  • Because she didn’t have any tools or equipment at the time, she began teaching poor children by writing in the dirt with sticks.
  • Mother Teresa received many awards, including the ‘Indian Padma Shri, 1962′,’ Pope John XXIII Peace Prize, 1971′, & ‘Albania’s Golden Honour of the Nation, 1994’, & ‘The Nobel Peace Prize, 1979’.
  • She demanded that India’s poor be helped by a Nobel Honor of $192,000 Budget.

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Debora Berti

Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT

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