Mother Theresa Quotes

 

“Give yourself fully to God. He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in His love than in your own weakness.”

 

“Before you speak, it is necessary for you to listen, for God speaks in the silence of the heart.”

 

“But I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? … By abortion, the mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own child to solve her problems. And, by abortion, that father is told that he does not have to take any responsibility at all for the child he has brought into the world. The father is likely to put other women into the same trouble. So abortion just leads to more abortion. Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.”

National Prayer Breakfast speech, Washington, D.C. (3 February 1994)

 

“I pray that you will understand the words of Jesus, “Love one another as I have loved you.” Ask yourself “How has he loved me? Do I really love others in the same way?” Unless this love is among us, we can kill ourselves with work and it will only be work, not love. Work without love is slavery.”

 

“Make all your life something beautiful for God.”

 

“The fruit of silence is prayer; the fruit of prayer is faith; the fruit of faith is love; the fruit of love is service; the fruit of service is peace.”

Mother Teresa, Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of the “Saint of Calcutta” by Brian Kolodiejchuk

 

“Peace begins with a smile.”

 

“If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.”

– from Mother Theresa’s book, No Greater Love

 

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

 

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”

 

“Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love.”

 

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

 

“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”

 

“Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.”

 

“I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.”

 

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Missions Quotes

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