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“Jesus announced which will be the criteria of the final judgment of our lives: we will be judged according to love.We will be judged according to the poor of spirit or money.”
Mother Theresa
“It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself.”
Mother Teresa, No Greater Love
“Poverty was not created by God. It is we who have caused it, you and I through our egotism.”
Mother Teresa
“There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.”
Mother Teresa
“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”
Mother Teresa
“I go of my free choice, with the blessing of obedience.”
Mother Theresa
“She suffers and she laughs.”
Mother Teresa
“I hope that what you give me comes not from your surplus but it is the fruit of a sacrifice made for the love of God. You must give what costs you, go without something you like, then you will truly be brothers to the poor who are deprived of even the things they need.”
Mother Teresa, The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living
“love only variously everyday

The meaning of love”
Mother Teresa
“Sometimes a good feeling from inside is worth much more than a beautician.”
Mother Teresa
“God has not called me to be successful; He has called me to be faithful.”
Mother Teresa
“You may be exhausted with work, you may even kill yourself, but unless your work is interwoven with love, it is useless. To work without love is slavery.”
Mother Teresa, No Greater Love
“We learn humility through accepting humiliations cheerfully. Do not let a chance pass you by. It is so easy to be proud, harsh, moody and selfish, but we have been created for greater things. Why stoop down to things that will spoil the beauty of our hearts?”
Mother Teresa, The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living
“As soon as we take the enfleshment of God, the incarnation which, for Christians, is represented by the person of Jesus Christ, then we start taking things seriously.”
Mother Teresa, A Simple Path
“If you are discouraged, it is a sign of pride because it shows you trust in your own powers.”
Mother Teresa, No Greater Love
“A clean heart is a free heart. A free heart can love Christ with an undivided love in chastity, convinced that nothing and nobody will separate it from his love. Purity, chastity, and virginity created a special beauty in Mary that attracted God’s attention.”
Mother Teresa
“Like Jesus we belong to the world living not for ourselves but for others. Give yourself fully to God. He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in His love than in your own weakness.”
Mother Teresa
“He has told us that He is the hungry one. He is the naked one. He is the thirsty one. He is the one without a home. He is the one who is suffering. These are our treasures, she said, looking at the rows of pallets in the caravanserai. They are Jesus.”
Mother Teresa
“One filled with the joy preaches without preaching.”
Mother Theresa
“To the good God nothing is little because He is so great and we so small- that is why He stoops down and takes the trouble to make those little things for us- to give us a chance to prove our love for Him.”
Mother Teresa, Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta
“The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.”
Mother Teresa
“We are not called to be successful, but faithful.”
Mother Teresa
“If you are humble, nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are. If you are blamed, you won’t be discouraged; if anyone calls you a saint, you won’t put yourself on a pedestal. If you are a saint, thank God; if you are a sinner, don’t remain one. Christ tells us to aim very high, not to be like Abraham or David or any of the saints, but to be like our heavenly Father.”
Mother Teresa, No Greater Love
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people maybe jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today maybe forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”
Mother Teresa
“In the developed countries there is a poverty of intimacy, a poverty of spirit, of loneliness, of lack of love. There is no greater sickness in the world today than that one.”
Mother Teresa
“I know i am touching the living body of Christ in the broken bodies of the hungry and the suffering.”
Mother Teresa
“Persuaded of our nothingness and with the blessing of obedience we attempt all things, doubting nothing, for with God all things are possible. We will allow the good God to make plans for the future, for yesterday has gone, tomorrow has not yet come, and we have only today to make him known loved, and served. Grateful for the thousands of opportunities Jesus gives us to bring hope into a multitude of lives by our concern for the individual sufferer, we will help our troubled world at the brink of despair to discover a new reason to live or to die with a smile of contentment on its lips.”
Mother Teresa
“...to bring souls to God- and God to souls.”
Mother Teresa, Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta
“The first requirement for prayer is silence. People of prayer are people of silence.”
Mother Teresa, Mother Teresa: In My Own Words
“If we worry too much about ourselves, we won't have time for others”
Mother Teresa, Mother Teresa: In Her Own Words


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