Mother Teresa | Amazing Quotes from an Amazing Saint

Today this amazing woman became Saint Teresa of Calcutta. As a person who believes that every Christian is a saint, I was so happy to see this beautiful follower of Jesus honored by Pope Francis.

"Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness."

"We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do."

"We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love."

"There is more hunger in the world for love and appreciation than for bread."

"The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it."

"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier."

"Peace begins with a smile."

"Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus."

"Love is repaid by love alone!"

"Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand."

"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."

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

"It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving."

"It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."

"Intense love does not measure, it just gives."

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them."

-first posted March 10, 2007


  1. Bob, I shamelessly took all these quotes and added them to my collection:

    I had been meaning to add her but didn't have all of her quotes in one place - until today. THANKS!!

  2. And she said stuff like this right in the face of the Nobel Prize committee! A tough and joyful woman. Seeing her has been a privilege for our generation.

  3. I absolutely needed these today. I love them. Thanks Bob.

  4. KB, these are inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing them.


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