14 Of Mother Teresa's Inspirational Quotes For A Better Life

Mother Teresa was a Christian missionary who devoted all her life in the service of weak, downtrodden, helpless and poor people. With a resolution of committing herself to philanthropy, she joined the congregation of the ‘Sisters of Loreto’, at the age of 18. The young Teresa then moved to Ireland and then India, where she the rest of her life. During her early days in India, Teresa taught at the ‘St. Teresa's School’, situated in Darjeeling and also learned Bengali at around the same time. She took her solemn vow while serving as a teacher at the ‘Loreto Convent School’. Later, Mother Teresa established the ‘Missionaries of Charity’ in 1950, a Roman Catholic religious congregation dedicated to the underprivileged. The nuns of this charitable organization, mostly draped in white cotton saris, caught everybody’s attention for their service towards the poor. Later, the ‘Missionaries of Charity’ established homes for the people suffering from HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis. They started several initiatives, such as soup kitchens, dispensaries and mobile clinics, to help people in need. Her efforts caught the attention of many prominent leaders and with their support, the congregation evolved. Mother Teresa was beatified in 2003 and was canonized in 2015 by Pope Francis. She is widely considered a Saint now and has earned thousands of followers over the years. 

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

- Mother Teresa

The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.

- Mother Teresa

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.

- Mother Teresa

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

- Mother Teresa

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

- Mother Teresa

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.

- Mother Teresa

The Simple Path Silence is Prayer Prayer is Faith Faith is Love Love is Service The Fruit of Service is Peace

- Mother Teresa

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

- Mother Teresa

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.

- Mother Teresa

The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family.

- Mother Teresa

Hungry for love, He looks at you. Thirsty for kindness, He begs of you. Naked for loyalty, He hopes in you. Homeless for shelter in your heart, He asks of you. Will you be that one to Him?

- In the Heart of the World: Thoughts, Mother Teresa

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

- Mother Teresa

If I look at the mass I will never act.

- Mother Teresa

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