Life Changing Quotes by Mother Teresa

Life is a song, Sing it! Indeed

Mother Teresa of Calcutta Prays During a Religious Service

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.
Mother Teresa

This Mother Teresa quote about life is a sermon and an education in 16 sentences.  The simplicity of this great woman was part of her beauty.  What takes the rest of us billions upon billions of words to convey, Mother Teresa was like, “Give me 16 sentences and I’ll get my point across.”

And that she did.  Every single time.  She’d have been a Twitter rock star.

More Mother Teresa Quotes:

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

Intense love does not measure, it just gives.

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.

I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?

Each one of them is Jesus in disguise.

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.

One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.

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

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them.

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.

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

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.

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.

If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.

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

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.

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

Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.

Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.

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7 thoughts on “Life Changing Quotes by Mother Teresa

  1. Not to sound cynical, but is Mother Theresa really a good appropriate role model? Should we really sacrifice ourselves for the good for others when it doesn’t give us any passion?
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  2. Henway, I think for someone like Mother Teresa – living for others WAS her passion. I’m certain she wouldn’t see it as sacrificing either because what she did brought her as much joy as it did the people she touched. She and Gandhi lived their lives to help others and touch us all – even long after they’ve left the earth physically. They’re two of my own personal heroes, but certainly everyone else is free to choose their own. Harriet Tubman is another one of my personal heroes – I simply LOVE people who make a profound difference in the world. The ones who reach down and help others up… yeah, I’m all about that!

  3. Here comes the person whom i have admired most in my life, Thanks for sharing a wonderful article about her.

    @ Joi i completely agree with you, there are very less people in this world who reach down and help others up , she stood above of all these people.

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  4. One of my favorites accredited to 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.

    In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.

    Warmest regards,

    Ryan Williams

  5. My 31 year old son has this entire quote tattooed on his back ! I’m not crazy about tattoos but how can I complain about this one ?God bless him for having such courage and conviction !