25 Mother Teresa Quotes-Mother Teresa was an incredible person. She was a selfless woman who cared for and helped those around her. She is recognized as a Saint, received various Peace Prizes (including the Nobel), and founded charities. The following are insightful Mother Teresa quotes.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
When we judge others, we are only thinking about and pointing out their negative attributes. We then perceive them differently than we should; without seeing all the positive qualities they have to offer. How do you love someone when you are constantly pointing out and only seeing their flaws? Look for the best in people. You never know what they have gone through or what kind of day they are having. Choose to find the beauty in others.
25 Mother Teresa Quotes
“Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home.” Mother Teresa
“Every act of love is a work of peace no matter how small.” Mother Teresa
“God doesn’t require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.” Mother Teresa
“Peace starts with a smile” Mother Teresa
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” Mother Teresa
“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” Mother Teresa
“Suffering can become a means to greater love and greater generosity.” Mother Teresa
“Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.” Mother Teresa
“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” Mother Teresa
“We must make our homes centers of compassion and forgive endlessly.” Mother Teresa
“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” Mother Teresa
“Do not allow yourselves to be disheartened by any failure as long as you have done your best.” Mother Teresa
“Life is an adventure, dare it.” Mother Teresa
“Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.” Mother Teresa
“We are all pencils in the hand of God.” Mother Teresa
“Give, but give until it hurts.” Mother Teresa
“We can do no great things-only small things with great love.” Mother Teresa
“Charity isn’t about pity, it is about love.” Mother Teresa
“One truly must have suffered oneself to help others.” Mother Teresa
“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” Mother Teresa
“Work without love is slavery.” Mother Teresa
“Together we can do great things.” Mother Teresa
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” Mother Teresa
“Our vocation, to be beautiful, must be full of thought for others.” Mother Teresa
“I don’t do great things. I do small things with great love.” Mother Teresa
Think of a time someone has complimented you, when someone has taken a few seconds out of their day to tell you what a great job you did on that presentation, or how you absolutely killed that workout. Now think of how good that made you feel, and how long that compliment stuck with you. It is so quick and easy to genuinely compliment someone, yet most of us do not do it enough. Try to make an effort to compliment one person at least once per day. Just think of the happiness you could bring to them.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
We are all equal. We all have the same feelings and emotions. We all experience joy, sadness, anger, and pain. We all want to feel loved and safe. During war, whether it be between countries, various groups, or individuals, we forget that our opponent is the same as us. We are all connected in one way or another and we all deserve happiness, love and peace.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Mother Teresa was very wise, and wanted peace in the world. She treated others, even if they were different than her, with kindness and love. Use these Mother Teresa quotes and find within yourself the ability to be kind and loving, even to those you are not fond of.