Mother Teresa

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Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997) was a Roman Catholic nun and missionary. She was honored in the Roman Catholic Church as “Saint Teresa of Calcutta”. Teresa spent many years in India and founded the Missionaries of Charity to help the poor and destitute. Mother Teresa felt that serving others was a fundamental principle of the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Teresa received a number of honours including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.  Her whole life was influenced by her faith in god and religion. Mother Teresa suffered various health problems over the last two decades of her life but nothing could dissuade her fulfilling her mission of serving the poor and needy. At the age of 87, she was canonized on 4 September 2016, and the anniversary of her death (5 September) is her feast day.

The selflessness and sacrifice with which she lived her own life made her an inspirational personality to countless millions.

Mother Teresa Quotes

Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
When you don’t have anything, then you have everything.
When you don’t have anything, then you have everything.
It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.
It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.
I used to believe that prayer changes things...
I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now i know that prayer changes us, and we change things.
Before you speak, it is necessary for you listen...
Before you speak, it is necessary for you listen, for god speaks in the silence of the heart.
Life is a game, play it… Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is a game, play it… Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness.
I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness.
just leave everything in the sacred heart, and begin again with joy.
Do not let the past disturb you -just leave everything in the sacred heart, and begin again with joy.
I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God...
I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.
Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus.
Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus.
Never be so busy as not to think of others.
Never be so busy as not to think of others.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.
Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.
Poverty is not made by God, it is created by you and me when we don’t share what we have.
Poverty is not made by God, it is created by you and me when we don’t share what we have.
Jesus said love one another. He didn’t say love the whole world.
Jesus said love one another. He didn’t say love the whole world.
If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
To forgive takes love, to forget takes humility.
To forgive takes love, to forget takes humility.
Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it.
Joy is prayer, joy is strength, joy is love
Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Being unwanted, unloved uncared for, forgotten by everybody, i think that is a much greater hunger...
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.
Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do...
Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
There is no key to happiness; the door is always open.
There is no key to happiness; the door is always open.
Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it.
Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love...
Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
God allows the failure but he does not want the discouragement.
God allows the failure but he does not want the discouragement.
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle.
I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.
Peace begins with a smile.
Peace begins with a smile.
We do not need guns and bombs to bring peace, we need love & compassion.
We do not need guns and bombs to bring peace, we need love & compassion.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
A life not lived for others is not a life.
A life not lived for others is not a life.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
If you are humble nothing will touch you
If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.