Mother Teresa Nobel Prize Won: The Nobel Peace Prize won in October 17, 1979 Mother Teresa Real Name: Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu Mother Teresa Date of Birth: 26 August 1910 Where was Mother Teresa Born in: Skopje, Macedonia (FYROM) Mother Teresa Died In: 5 September 1997, Calcutta, India Role: Leader of Missionaries of Charity, Calcutta
Quotes by Mother Teresa in English
A life not lived for others is not a life. God doesn’t require us to succeed, he only requires that you try. If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive. Doctors can heal the body, but it is music that uplifts the spirit. It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself. I fear just one thing: Money! Greed 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. Live simply so others may simply live. Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God – the rest will be given. 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. Some people come in our life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons.
Quotes by Mother Teresa Keep the corners of your mouth turned up. Speak in a low, persuasive tone. Listen; be teachable. Laugh at good stories and learn to tell them…For as long as you are green, you can grow. Peace begins with a smile. 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. Never be so busy as not to think of others. The more you have, the more you are occupied, the less you give. But the less you have the more free you are. Poverty for us is a freedom. It is not mortification, a penance. It is joyful freedom. There is no television here, no this, no that. But we are perfectly happy. Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. Whenever you share love with others, you’ll notice the peace that comes to you and to them. Do ordinary things with extraordinary love.
Quotes by Mother Teresa 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. Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile. 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. Abortion kills twice. It kills the body of the baby and it kills the conscience of the mother. Abortion is profoundly anti-women. Three quarters of its victims are women: Half the babies and all the mothers. God has created us to love and to be loved, and this is the beginning of prayer-to know that He loves me, that I have been created for greater things. If we 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. Each one of them is Jesus in disguise. Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go. It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. I go of my free choice, with the blessing of obedience.
Quotes by Mother Teresa If you want to change the world, go home and love your family. Peace begins with a smile. I will never understand all the good that a simple smile can accomplish. Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home. Life is a challenge, we must take it. Sometimes a good feeling from inside is worth much more than a beautician. Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted. Together we can do great things. Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you. The openness of our hearts and minds can be measured by how wide we draw the circle of what we call family. I am only a pencil in the hand of God, but it is He who writes. There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. Without patience, we will learn less in life. We will see less. We will feel less. We will hear less. Ironically, rush and more usually mean less. Do we know our poor people? Do we know the poor in our house, in our family? Perhaps they are not hungry for a piece of bread. Perhaps our children, husband, wife, are not hungry, or naked, or dispossessed, but are you sure there is no one there who feels unwanted, deprived of affection?
Quotes by Mother Teresa We must make our homes centers of compassion and forgive endlessly. Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own. I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things. Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love but to use violence to get what they want. God loves me. I’m not here just to fill a place, just to be a number. He has chosen me for a purpose. I know it.
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