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

Love begins at home. Everything depends on how we love each other. Do not be afraid to love until it hurts.

Nakedness is not only for a piece of clothing; nakedness is lack of human dignity, and also that beautiful virtue of purity, and lack of that respect for each other.

Pause and ponder. Think before you act. Be patient. Forgive and forget. Love one and all.

Remember that when your heart feels restless, when your heart feels hurt, when your heart feels like breaking - then remember, "I am precious to Him. He has called me by name. I am His. He loves me.?

Stay where you are. Find your own Calcutta. Find the sick, the suffering, and the lonely right there where you are ? in your own homes and in your own families, in your workplaces and in your schools. You can find Calcutta all over the world, if you have the eyes to see. Everywhere, wherever you go, you find people who are unwanted, unloved, uncared for, just rejected by society ? completely forgotten, completely left alone.

The good God has given Himself to us? Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say to you, rejoice.

The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has sown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships. It has aggravated the derogation of the father's role in an increasingly fatherless society. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts--a child--as a competitor, an intrusion and an inconvenience. It has nominally accorded mothers unfettered dominion over the dependent lives of their physically dependent sons and daughters. And, in granting this unconscionable power, it has exposed many women to unjust and selfish demands from their husbands or other sexual partners.

There is a terrible hunger for love. We all experience that in our lives - the pain, the loneliness. We must have the courage to recognize it. The poor you may have right in your own family. Find them. Love them.

It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.

Jesus' good news was God's peace to all men of good will. That peace is something which is fundamental to the satisfaction of our most basic desires. It is a peace of the heart.

Let us keep the joy of loving in our hearts. And let's share that joy with everyone we meet. Passing on joy is something which is very natural. We have no reason for not being joyful.

Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home.

Never be so busy as not to think of others.

Peace and war begin at home. If we truly want peace in the world, let us begin by loving one another in our own families. If we want to spread joy, we need for every family to have joy.

Sacrifice and prayer complement each other. There is no prayer without sacrifice, and there is no sacrifice without prayer. That is what Jesus has shown us. Jesus' life was spent in intimate union with his Father as he passed through this world doing good. We need to do the same.

Success will win you false friends and true enemies - succeed anyway.

The good you do today may be 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.

The success of love is in the loving - it is not in the result of loving. Of course it is natural in love to want the best for the other person, but whether it turns out that way or not does not determine the value of what we have done. 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. If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive. We can do no great things; only small things with great love. There is a terrible hunger for love. We all experience that in our lives ? the pain, the loneliness. We must have the courage to recognize it. The poor you may have right in your own family. Find them. Love them.

There is a tremendous strength that is growing in the world through . . . sharing together, praying together, suffering together and working together.

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

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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