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“It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.”
Mother Teresa of Calcutta
“I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness.”
Mother Teresa
“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 anyway.

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.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.”
Mother Theresa
“What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight; build it anyway.”
Mother Teresa
“When you have nothing left but God,you have more than enough to start over again.”
Mother Teresa
“There should be less talk; a preaching point is not a meeting point.
What do you do then? Take a broom and clean someone's house.
That says enough.”
Mother Teresa of Calcutta
“We too are called to withdraw at certain intervals into deeper silence and aloneness with God, together as a community as well as personally; to be alone with Him — not with our books, thoughts, and memories but completely stripped of everything — to dwell lovingly in His presence, silent, empty, expectant, and motionless. We cannot find God in noise or agitation.”
Mother Teresa, In the Heart of the World: Thoughts, Stories and Prayers
“Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action”
Mother Teresa
tags: love
“In the final analysis it is between you and God, it was never between you and them anyway.”
Mother Teresa
“Some people come in our life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons.”
Mother Teresa
“We are all pencils in the hand of God.”
Mother Teresa
“To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.”
Mother Teresa
“I was once asked why I don't participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I'll be there.”
Mother Teresa
“One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody”
Mother Teresa
“I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?”
Mother Teresa
“It is not what to do, but how much love we put into the doing. We can do not greats, only small things with great love." - Mother Theresa”
Mother Teresa
“God does not require that we be successful only that we be faithful.”
Mother Teresa
tags: faith, god
“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”
Mother Teresa
“Prayer makes your heart bigger, until it is capable of containing the gift of God himself. Prayer begets faith, faith begets love, and love begets service on behalf of the poor.”
Mother Teresa
“Seeking the face of God in everything, everyone, all the time, and his hand in every happening; This is what it means to be contemplative in the heart of the world. Seeing and adoring the presence of Jesus, especially in the lowly appearance of bread, and in the distressing disguise of the poor.”
Mother Teresa, In the Heart of the World: Thoughts, Stories and Prayers
“The trees, the flowers, the plants grow in silence. The stars, the sun, the moon move in silence. Silence gives us a new perspective.”
Mother Teresa
“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
“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
“Joy is strength.”
Mother Teresa
“I still think that the greatest suffering is being lonely, feeling unloved, just having no one... That is the worst disease that any human being can ever experience.”
Mother Teresa
“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.”
Mother Teresa
“Each of us is merely a small instrument; all of us, after accomplishing our mission, will disappear.”
Mother Teresa, In the Heart of the World: Thoughts, Stories and Prayers
“‎Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”
Mother Teresa
“Holiness does not consist in doing extraordinary things. It consists in accepting, with a smile, what Jesus sends us. It consists in accepting and following the will of God.”
Mother Teresa, Mother Teresa: In My Own Words
“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


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