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Mother Teresa Quotes

Words that touch the heart and enlighten the mind. Words that speak of a life dedicated to loving and caring beyond any human boundaries. Words of wisdom and of a faith that defies reason.

Rather than reading these quotes as separate statements, read them as a whole, as the creed of a lifetime, the testament of a beautiful soul for the generations to come.

''Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.''
Mother Teresa


''God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.''
Mother Teresa


''We cannot do great things on this Earth, only small things with great love.''
Mother Teresa


''Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start. ''
Mother Teresa


''Jesus said love one another. He didn't say love the whole world.''
Mother Teresa


''If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one.''
Mother Teresa


''Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.''
Mother Teresa


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


''Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired.''
Mother Teresa


''Be the living expression of God's kindness.''
Mother Teresa


''Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.''
Mother Teresa


''Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.''
Mother Teresa


''Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.''
Mother Teresa


''We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.''
Mother Teresa


''The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.''
Mother Teresa


''The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.''
Mother Teresa


''One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.''
Mother Teresa


''Loneliness is the most terrible poverty.''
Mother Teresa


''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.''
Mother Teresa


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


''I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.''
Mother Teresa


''I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.''
Mother Teresa


''I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.''
Mother Teresa

2 comments:

HowGood said...

In 1968, Malcolm Muggeridge made a film for the BBC called ‘Something Beautiful for God’, which featured a visit to a hospital for the destitute sick and dying which was ran by an unknown nun from Albania, living and working in India, called Agnes Gonxhe Bojaxhiu.

Finding it hard to photograph in the low light of the interior in the Mother’s ‘Home for the dying’, cameraman Kenneth MacMillan decided to load a new kind of film into his camera, which had been sent to the BBC by Kodak to be used in just such conditions.

Upon the crew’s return to London and in the editing suite, unsure if they had managed to capture anything of the conditions inside the hospice at all, because of the low lighting conditions, Ken was amazed to find that every detail had in fact been captured and that the new Kodak film had indeed performed brilliantly.

About to stand to his feet and applaud modern photographic technology, Ken’s praise for Kodak’s new process was immediately snatched from him, as Muggeridge leapt to his feet, proclaiming it to be the light of Mother Teresa and the first photographic evidence of a miracle. The legend of Mother Teresa was born.

After her death, it was revealed that for the last 50 years of her life Mother Teresa was an atheist. In 1979 she began writing a series of letters to Rev. Michael Van Der Peet.

“The smile,” she writes, is “a mask” or “a cloak that covers everything.” Similarly, she wonders whether she is engaged in verbal deception. “I spoke as if my very heart was in love with God — tender, personal love,” she remarks to an adviser. “If you were [there], you would have said, ‘What hypocrisy.’” and that she, “felt no presence of God whatsoever, neither in her heart or in the Eucharist.”

During the trial of Charles Keating for the theft of £126,671,335 it was revealed that Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles County Paul W. Turley had written to Mother Teresa to inform her that the money Keating had given to her was not his to give. To this day no money has been returned to the people who it belongs to and Mother Teresa's organisation has yet to account for a single penny of the vast sums, not only given fraudulently to her by Keating, but by the millions of people around the world who believed she was a friend to the poor, she was not. She was a friend to poverty.

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1655415,00.html
http://howgoodisthat.wordpress.com/2008/07/13/the-truth-about-mother-teresa-of-calcutta/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeS0MHl5xTM

Anonymous said...

The "atheism" you speak of is what is know as dark night of the soul in Catholicism. Many great saints have experienced this and it could be understood as the partaking in the darkness that Christ felt on the cross when he said "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"

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