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Mother Teresa Quote: “The way to plan the family is natural family planning not contraception. In destroying the power of giving life, through contraception, a husband or wife is doing something to self, and so it destroys the gift of life in him or her.”

The way to plan the family is natural family planning not contraception. In destroying the power of giving life, through contraception, a husband or wife is doing something to self, and so it destroys the gift of life in him or her.

— Mother Teresa



Mother Teresa Quote: “If we were humble, nothing would change us-neither praise nor discouragement. If someone were to criticize us, we would not feel discouraged. If someone would praise us, we also would not feel proud.”

If we were humble, nothing would change us-neither praise nor discouragement. If someone were to criticize us, we would not feel discouraged. If someone would praise us, we also would not feel proud.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “On certain continents poverty is more spiritual than material, a poverty that consists of loneliness, discouragement, and the lack of meaning in life.”

On certain continents poverty is more spiritual than material, a poverty that consists of loneliness, discouragement, and the lack of meaning in life.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “We don’t need bombs and guns to destroy, to bring peace – just get together, love one another, bring that peace, that joy, that strength of presence of each other in the home. And we will be able to overcome all the evil that is in the world.”

We don’t need bombs and guns to destroy, to bring peace – just get together, love one another, bring that peace, that joy, that strength of presence of each other in the home. And we will be able to overcome all the evil that is in the world.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “The coming of Jesus at Bethlehem brought joy to the world and to every human heart. may His coming this Christmas bring to each one of us that peace and joy that He desires to give.”

The coming of Jesus at Bethlehem brought joy to the world and to every human heart. may His coming this Christmas bring to each one of us that peace and joy that He desires to give.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “In light of heaven, the worst suffering on earth, a life full of the most atrocious tortures on earth, will be seen to be no more serious than one night in an inconvenient hotel.”

In light of heaven, the worst suffering on earth, a life full of the most atrocious tortures on earth, will be seen to be no more serious than one night in an inconvenient hotel.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “To show great love for God and our neighbor we need not do great things. It is how much love we put in the doing that makes our offering something beautiful for God.”

To show great love for God and our neighbor we need not do great things. It is how much love we put in the doing that makes our offering something beautiful for God.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “Try to put in the hearts of your children a love for home. Make them long to be with their families. So much sin could be avoided if our people really loved their homes.”

Try to put in the hearts of your children a love for home. Make them long to be with their families. So much sin could be avoided if our people really loved their homes.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “Everything starts from prayer. Without asking God for love, we cannot possess love and still less are we able to give it to others. Just as people today are speaking so much about the poor but they do not know or talk to the poor, we too cannot talk so much about prayer and yet not know how to pray.”

Everything starts from prayer. Without asking God for love, we cannot possess love and still less are we able to give it to others. Just as people today are speaking so much about the poor but they do not know or talk to the poor, we too cannot talk so much about prayer and yet not know how to pray.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity more. If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.”

What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity more. If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.

— Mother Teresa



Mother Teresa Quote: “The more you have, the more you are occupied, the less you give. But the less you have the more free you are. Poverty for us is a freedom. It is not mortification, a penance. It is joyful freedom. There is no television here, no this, no that. But we are perfectly happy.”

The more you have, the more you are occupied, the less you give. But the less you have the more free you are. Poverty for us is a freedom. It is not mortification, a penance. It is joyful freedom. There is no television here, no this, no that. But we are perfectly happy.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “My secret is a very simple one: I pray. To pray to Christ is to love him.”

My secret is a very simple one: I pray. To pray to Christ is to love him.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “Put your sins in the chalice for the precious blood to wash away. One drop is capable of washing away the sins of the world.”

Put your sins in the chalice for the precious blood to wash away. One drop is capable of washing away the sins of the world.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “If you have a sick or lonely person at home, be there. Maybe just to hold a hand, maybe just to give a smile, that is the greatest, the most beautiful work.”

If you have a sick or lonely person at home, be there. Maybe just to hold a hand, maybe just to give a smile, that is the greatest, the most beautiful work.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “Let us be very sincere in our dealings with each other and have the courage to accept each other as we are.”

Let us be very sincere in our dealings with each other and have the courage to accept each other as we are.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “Joy is a sign of generosity. When you are full of joy, you move faster and you want to go about doing good to everyone.”

Joy is a sign of generosity. When you are full of joy, you move faster and you want to go about doing good to everyone.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “At the moment of death we will not be judged according to the number of good deeds we have done or by the diplomas we have received in our lifetime. We will be judged according to the love we have put into our work.”

At the moment of death we will not be judged according to the number of good deeds we have done or by the diplomas we have received in our lifetime. We will be judged according to the love we have put into our work.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “How sad it is when someone comes to you looking for Jesus and all they see is you.”

How sad it is when someone comes to you looking for Jesus and all they see is you.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “Let anyone who comes to you go away feeling better and happier. Everyone should see goodness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile. Joy shows from the eyes. It appears when we speak and walk. It cannot be kept closed inside us. It reacts outside. Joy is very infectious.”

Let anyone who comes to you go away feeling better and happier. Everyone should see goodness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile. Joy shows from the eyes. It appears when we speak and walk. It cannot be kept closed inside us. It reacts outside. Joy is very infectious.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “Every adult was once a child free from prejudice.”

Every adult was once a child free from prejudice.

— Mother Teresa



Mother Teresa Quote: “Our Father, here I am, at your disposal, your child, to use me to continue your loving the world, by giving Jesus to me and through me, to each other that we allow Jesus to love in us and through us with the love with which His Father loves him.”

Our Father, here I am, at your disposal, your child, to use me to continue your loving the world, by giving Jesus to me and through me, to each other that we allow Jesus to love in us and through us with the love with which His Father loves him.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “I realized that I had the call to take care of the sick and the dying, the hungry, the naked, the homeless – to be God’s Love in action to the poorest of the poor. That was the beginning of the Missionaries of Charity.”

I realized that I had the call to take care of the sick and the dying, the hungry, the naked, the homeless – to be God’s Love in action to the poorest of the poor. That was the beginning of the Missionaries of Charity.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “Words lead to deeds, they prepare the soul, make it ready, and move it to tenderness.”

Words lead to deeds, they prepare the soul, make it ready, and move it to tenderness.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “Everything that is not given is lost.”

Everything that is not given is lost.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “The joy of the presence of Jesus, you must be able to give wherever you go. But you cannot give what you don’t have. That’s why you need a pure heart, a pure heart that you will receive as a fruit of your prayer, as a fruit of your oneness with Christ.”

The joy of the presence of Jesus, you must be able to give wherever you go. But you cannot give what you don’t have. That’s why you need a pure heart, a pure heart that you will receive as a fruit of your prayer, as a fruit of your oneness with Christ.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “Today it is fashionable to talk about the poor. Unfortunately, it is not fashionable to talk with them.”

Today it is fashionable to talk about the poor. Unfortunately, it is not fashionable to talk with them.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “And if we can accept that a mother can kill her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?”

And if we can accept that a mother can kill her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “God loves me. I’m not here just to fill a place, just to be a number. He has chosen me for a purpose. I know it.”

God loves me. I’m not here just to fill a place, just to be a number. He has chosen me for a purpose. I know it.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “God is never late, but rarely early.”

God is never late, but rarely early.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “I see Jesus in every human being. I say to myself, this is hungry Jesus, I must feed him. This is sick Jesus. This one has leprosy or gangrene; I must wash him and tend to him. I serve becuase I love Jesus.”

I see Jesus in every human being. I say to myself, this is hungry Jesus, I must feed him. This is sick Jesus. This one has leprosy or gangrene; I must wash him and tend to him. I serve becuase I love Jesus.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “You who have received so much love, show your love by protecting the sacredness of life. The sacredness of life is the greatest gifts that God has given us.”

You who have received so much love, show your love by protecting the sacredness of life. The sacredness of life is the greatest gifts that God has given us.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “The more you have, the more you are occupied, the less you give.”

The more you have, the more you are occupied, the less you give.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “Don’t aim for success if you want it, just do what you love and believe in, Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier and it will come naturally.”

Don’t aim for success if you want it, just do what you love and believe in, Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier and it will come naturally.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “Yesterday is gone and tomorrow has not yet come; we must live each day as if it were our last so that when God calls us we already, and prepared, to die with a clean heart.”

Yesterday is gone and tomorrow has not yet come; we must live each day as if it were our last so that when God calls us we already, and prepared, to die with a clean heart.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “Look at the cross and you will know what one soul means to Jesus.”

Look at the cross and you will know what one soul means to Jesus.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “God Is Using Gianna Jessen To Remind The World, That Each Human Being Is Precious To Him.”

God Is Using Gianna Jessen To Remind The World, That Each Human Being Is Precious To Him.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “In the home begins the disruption of the peace of the world.”

In the home begins the disruption of the peace of the world.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “There is hunger for ordinary bread, and there is hunger for love, for kindness, for thoughtfulness, and this is the great poverty that makes people suffer so much.”

There is hunger for ordinary bread, and there is hunger for love, for kindness, for thoughtfulness, and this is the great poverty that makes people suffer so much.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “Holiness is not a luxury for the few; it is not just for some people. It is meant for you and for me and for all of us. It is a simple duty, because if we learn to love, we learn to be holy.”

Holiness is not a luxury for the few; it is not just for some people. It is meant for you and for me and for all of us. It is a simple duty, because if we learn to love, we learn to be holy.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “Let us love one another as God loves each one of us. And where does this love begin? In our own home. How does it begin? By praying together.”

Let us love one another as God loves each one of us. And where does this love begin? In our own home. How does it begin? By praying together.

— Mother Teresa


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

Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “The poor give us much more than we give them. They’re such strong people, living day to day with no food. And they never curse, never complain. We don’t have to give them pity or sympathy. We have so much to learn from them.”

The poor give us much more than we give them. They’re such strong people, living day to day with no food. And they never curse, never complain. We don’t have to give them pity or sympathy. We have so much to learn from them.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “God will never, never, never let us down if we have faith and put our trust in Him. He will always look after us. So we must cleave to Jesus. Our whole life must simply be woven into Jesus.”

God will never, never, never let us down if we have faith and put our trust in Him. He will always look after us. So we must cleave to Jesus. Our whole life must simply be woven into Jesus.

— Mother Teresa


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

If you are discouraged it is a sign of pride, because it shows you trust in your own powers.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “Our poor people are great people, a very lovable people, They don’t need our pity and sympathy. They need our understanding love and they need our respect. We need to tell the poor that they are somebody to us that they, too, have been created, by the same loving hand of God, to love and be loved.”

Our poor people are great people, a very lovable people, They don’t need our pity and sympathy. They need our understanding love and they need our respect. We need to tell the poor that they are somebody to us that they, too, have been created, by the same loving hand of God, to love and be loved.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “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.”

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 Quote: “Prayer does not demand that we interrupt our work, but that we continue working as if it were a prayer.”

Prayer does not demand that we interrupt our work, but that we continue working as if it were a prayer.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “Living intensely each present day means letting Christ dwell within you. His words are so clear: Today I would like to enter your home.”

Living intensely each present day means letting Christ dwell within you. His words are so clear: Today I would like to enter your home.

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “Death, in the final analysis, is only the easiest and quickest means to go back to God. If only we could make people understand that we come from God and that we have to go back to Him!”

Death, in the final analysis, is only the easiest and quickest means to go back to God. If only we could make people understand that we come from God and that we have to go back to Him!

— Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa Quote: “Nothing makes you happier than when you really reach out in mercy to someone who is badly hurt.”

Nothing makes you happier than when you really reach out in mercy to someone who is badly hurt.

— Mother Teresa

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