Her real name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu
She was born August 26, 1910 in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
Recipient of the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. When receiving the prize, Mother Teresa was asked,
"What can we do to promote world peace?" Her response: "Go home and love your family ."
Read Mother Teresa's Nobel Lecture Speech
Founded the Missionaries of Charity in 1950
Humanitarian who devoted her life to helping the poor, sick and orphaned in India. She
devoted her life to God, but sometimes, even she was filled with doubts as this Time article
"Mother Teresa's Crisis of Faith" illustrates.
Soon after her death was beatified by Pope John Paul II
Died September 5, 1997 at the age of 87
Mother Teresa Quotes On Giving and Serving Others
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.
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.
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.
Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.
Mother Teresa Quotes On God
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish
that He didn't trust me so much.
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.
I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a
love letter to the world.
God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.
Mother Teresa Quotes On Poverty
It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.
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.
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.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him
or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she
Mother Teresa Quotes on Love
Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action.
It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is
put into them that matters.
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can
be no more hurt, only more love.
Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to
that person, a beautiful thing.
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.
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you
without leaving happier.
Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home.
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.
Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
Good works are links that form a chain of love.
Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone
to call their own.
In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.
Kindness is a language we all understand. Even the blind can see it and the deaf can hear it.
~ Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa Quotes on Peace
A smile is the beginning of peace.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Famous Mother Teresa Prayer- The Final Analysis Prayer
People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.