Mother Teresa, born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu

Mother Teresa, born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu
1910
1997

Catholic Nun of Albanian Ethnicity, Founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India, Winner of Nobel Peace Prize, Beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

Author Quotes

We have not come into the world to be numbered; we have been created for a purpose; for great things: to love and be loved.

We need to be able to pray. We need prayer just like we need air. Without prayer, we can do nothing.

What greater love is there than God's love for each one of us? His love isn't a fantasy. It is real.

When you have nothing left but God, you have more than enough to start over again.

You must try to bring the presence of God to your families. I think that just being together and loving one another brings peace and joy and strengthens the bond between family members in the home. That is the way to overcome all the evil that is in the world.

It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.

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

Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.

Love cannot remain by itself--it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action and that action is service. Whatever form we are, able or disabled, rich or poor, it is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing; a lifelong sharing of love with others.

Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.

People often do not reason, illogical, and self-centered. Even so pardon them. When you are good, people will accuse you may hide a selfish motive. Even so, it could still be good. Whenever you have success, you might be too got false friends and enemies. Even so, it could still succeed. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you. Even so, remain honest and forthright. What did you get up over the years a person may be destroyed over-night. Even so, it could still build. If you find serenity and happiness, people may be jealous. Even so, still happy. Kindness that you do today will often be forgotten the next day. Even so, keep doing the good. Give yours the best in the world, and maybe it will never be enough. Even so, it could still give yours the best in the world. - Mother Teresa

Sacrifice, to be real, must cost; it must hurt; it must empty us of self.

Surely if God feeds the young ravens which cry to Him, if He nourishes the birds which neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, if He vests the flowers of the field so beautifully, how much more will He care for men whom He has made in His own image and likeness and adopted as His children, if we only act as such.

The greatest mistake is to think you are too strong to fall into temptation. Put your finger in the fire and it will burn. So we have to go through the fire.

The time we spend in having our daily audience with God is the most precious part of the whole day.

There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in - that we do it to God, to Christ, and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.

It is not possible to engage in the direct apostolate without being a soul of prayer.

Jesus taught us how to forgive out of love, how to forget out of humility. So let us examine our hearts and see if there is any unforgiven hurt -- any unforgotten bitterness! It is easy to love those who are far away. It isn't always easy to love those who are right next to us. It is easier to offer food to the hungry than to answer the lonely suffering of someone who lacks love right in one

Let us not use bombs and guns to overcome the world. Let us use love and compassion. Peace begins with a smile. Smile five times a day at someone you don't really want to smile at; do it for peace. Let us radiate the peace of God and so light His light and extinguish in the world and in the hearts of all men all hatred and love for power.

Love Him trustfully, without looking back and without fear. Give yourself fully --He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in His love than in your weakness.

Not infrequently, those who spend the time to provide light for others it remains in darkness.

People who are unloved and unwanted are just like us, children of God? They are our brothers and sisters.

See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...we need silence to be able to touch souls.

Sweetest Lord, make me appreciative of the dignity of my high vocation, and its many responsibilities. Never permit me to disgrace it by giving way to coldness, unkindness, or impatience.

The humbler the work, the greater should be your love and efficiency. Be not afraid of the life of sacrifice.

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First Name
Mother Teresa, born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu
Birth Date
1910
Death Date
1997
Bio

Catholic Nun of Albanian Ethnicity, Founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India, Winner of Nobel Peace Prize, Beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta