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Mother Teresa Quotes - Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Updated on March 27, 2019
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Mother Teresa’s goal in life was to help and love others with all her heart, mind and soul. She claims no matter how small the act of love, if you give unconditionally your heart will open and your life will be enriched. She believed prayer feeds the soul. As blood is to the body, prayer is to the soul and it brings you closer to God.

Mother Theresa started her own order, the Missionaries of Charity in1950. She has won numerous awards, including a Nobel Peace Prize and has found many other organizations throughout the world. She has taught Catholics and Non- Catholics alike, we need to have hope and love in order to enhance our lives. She was an inspiration and created a ripple effect spreading compassion where ever she went. Her goal was to serve others, improve their lives and give dignity to the dying. Below is list of her inspiring quotes.

Mother Teresa's Inspirational Quotes

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

One filled with joy preaches without preaching.

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

Prayer enlarges the heart until it is capable of containing God’s gift of Himself.

Violence of the tongue is very real – sharper than a knife.

To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.

I just take one day. Yesterday has gone, Tomorrow has not come. We have only today to love Jesus.

We want to create hope for the person…we must give hope, always hope.

God hasn’t called me to be successful. He’s called me to be faithful.

I am like a pencil in God’s hand. He does the writing. The pencil has nothing to do with it.

I’m only a little wire – God is the power.

The more we have the less we can give. Poverty is a wonderful gift because it gives us freedom.

Love until it hurts and if it hurts, then it’ll be better because of it.

Do little things with great love. It is simple but not easy.


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    • maggs224 profile image


      6 years ago from Sunny Spain

      An inspirational woman, thank you for sharing her inspirational words with us.

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      8 years ago from Europe

      Love your hub, she is one of my favorites!

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      8 years ago from doha, qatar

      Very good article, Mother Teresa was on of the kindest person on earth. We will never forget her contribution

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      9 years ago

      she was realy a great indian i feel proud that she came india and healp poor people.

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      Medical Writer 

      9 years ago from Great Britain

      Very good indeed.

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      Princesse K 

      9 years ago from India

      Wow! such beautiful quotes...and a superb collection too :)

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      9 years ago

      i used this website to gather research for a roport i found a lot of useful info. thank you =)

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      Audrey Hunt 

      9 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Mother Teresa is such an inspiration. I love this hub. A marvelous collection of her quotes. Thanks Cheri!

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      9 years ago from MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA, U.S.A.

      Excellent and informative Hub. Blessed Mother Teresa's quotes are inspirational and a joy to read. Thank You so much for promoting Blessed Mother Teresa. God Bless!

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      9 years ago

      It should be Kolkata. Calcutta has renamed to Kolkata a few years back.

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      9 years ago from India

      Hai Cherri, Thank you for Writing here about Mother Teresa and her golden words. I Love Mother Teresa.

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      9 years ago

      i like mother terresa a lot really i luv her if god came 2 me means n he asks watz ur wish 2 do means i will deafineatly ask god tat 2 give another real mother teresa 2 bcome our india gud wonderful hub

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      Darlene Yager 

      9 years ago from Michigan

      She knew what it was to follow Jesus' example. Too many of us go around crowing that we are "Christian" but we don't really live it. Wonderful hub, thanks Cheri

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      9 years ago from Riverside

      Thank you for sharing this hub

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      9 years ago

      I love Mother Theresa. We fight a battle each day to keep God on the Internet. Please help us fight that battle by posting and becoming a member of Catholic America Today. A free online Catholic Magazine. You have God in you when you write. Other Catholics deserve to hear you. We are free.

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      9 years ago

      This is a beautiful tribute to a great human being. Highly inspirational.

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      Michelle Callis 

      9 years ago from USA

      Cheri, loved your article! You really captured who she was in a beautiful flow of language. It was truly not Mother Teresa who was so full of capacity but her God. As such, that capacity of Love has reached beyond the expiration date of Mother Teresa's vessel... and into times and places she never knew...right into my personal world!

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      Cheri Schultz 

      9 years ago from Midwest

      Yeah - just kinda waddingly around in circles....

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      9 years ago

      LOL what is wrong with your stride, a little ducky?

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      Cheri Schultz 

      9 years ago from Midwest

      Hi Charlie - Thank you for your kind words - it has been a little crazy on my side but I am coming around and hope to be back in my normal stride shortly!!

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      9 years ago

      Wonderful tribute to a wonderful woman Cheri. I have missed you ya know?

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      carolina muscle 

      9 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      She really was one of a kind. Great post!

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      Cheri Schultz 

      9 years ago from Midwest

      Samboiam: I agree, she was a remarkable women....

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      9 years ago from Texas

      What a magnificent woman she was. You have given us a wonderful collection of quotes. I voted it up.

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      9 years ago

      Hello Cheri Schltz-Beautifully done article and great words from the saint that was(is)mother Teresa.Thank you for bringing them here.

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      Hello, hello, 

      9 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for sharing these wonderful quotes and give so much inspiration.

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      Cheri Schultz 

      9 years ago from Midwest

      Cheeky Girl: She is truly an inspiration and gave totally of herself for the less fortunate. Thank you for your warm comments.

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      Cassandra Mantis 

      9 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      I really love the many wonderful quotes you have here. Mother Theresa is a true inspiration, and she was totally selfless as a person. There are very few like her. She was a true diamond. Thanks for the great hub! This is a lovely Tribute to her.


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