60+ Mother Teresa Quotes Mother Teresa’s words, reminding us that even the smallest acts of love and compassion can ripple outward, changing the world. From the importance of daily kindness to the transformative power of forgiveness, her quotes hold wisdom for every aspect of life. Whether you find yourself seeking peace, purpose, or a way to touch the lives of others, Mother Teresa’s message is clear: love is the ultimate weapon, and even the seemingly insignificant ripple of a single smile can bring hope and healing to the world.

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

60+ Mother Teresa Quotes About Life, Love, and Service

1. “Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.”
2. “It’s not about how much we do, but how much love we put into the doing.”
3. “We can all do small things with great love.”
4. “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
5. “Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.”
6. “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let’s begin.”
7. “Let us touch the poor with compassion.”
8. “Give, even if you have only a little.”
9. “Do small things with great love. When others look, do small things with even greater love.”
10. “Be kind to every kind of creature; nobody needs kindness more than those who deserve it the least.”
11. “Spread love wherever you go. Let every ray of light from you radiate love.”
12. “God has not called me to be successful. He has called me to be faithful.”
13. “Let us find out ways of being merciful to others, whether near or far, whatever their race, creed, or color.”
14. “We are not called to do great things. We are called to do small things with great love.”
15. “If you find it difficult to forgive, the answer is simple: Remember that you have been forgiven much more.”
16. “The more we have, the less we share. The more we share, the more we have.”
17. “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
18. “The poor you may always have with you; but Me you have not always.” – John 13:33
19. “There are two kinds of greed: The greed for possessions and the greed for people.”
20. “Let us not talk so much about love. Let us act so much like love.”
21. “A life not surrendered to God is a life wasted.”
22. “Every word that comes out of your mouth must be sweet. Keep a good guard on your tongue.”
23. “We never lose hope, and we never despair. A smile is our weapon.”
24. “Being cheerful keeps you healthy. It is easier to smile than to be serious.”
25. “God is not interested in the great achievements of your life, but in the small daily things that are filled with love.”
26. “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.”
27. “Doubt comes from not knowing God, so pray to get to know Him better.”
28. “Let us break any habit we may have developed through the years that might hinder our loving.”
29. “Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.”
30. “A good conscience is the result of our own good choices.”
31. “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what we have done with our lives.”
32. “You don’t need to look very far to find the opportunity to do good.”
33. “Do not give up the opportunity to love a poor person who may be sitting at your door just to have one more person to talk to.”
34. “If you want to keep your peace, you have to trust to God.”
35. “Silence and solitude are great teachers. In silence, you talk to God; in solitude, you hear him.”
36. “The more we do without expecting anything in return, the more we will receive.”
37. “Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.”
38. “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to someone else.”
39. “The Lord never tires of giving, that is why He never tires of receiving.”
40. “Humility is not thinking low of ourselves, but thinking of ourselves less.”
41. “The greatest destroyer of peace is gossip.”
42. “Happiness is not the absence of problems; it is the ability to deal with them.”
43. “A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles.”

44. “Let us not be people of just today, but let us be people of the ages.”
45. “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly 46. you’ll be doing the impossible.”
47. “The fruit of faith is love; the fruit of love is service; the fruit of service is peace.”

48. “We must find God, and then find Him everywhere.”
49. “Pray as though everything depends on God; work as though everything depends on you.”
5. “Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”
51. “If you are looking for someone to change you, look at the cross.”
52. “Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.”
53.”The way to God is not to reason about Him, but to love Him.”
54. “If you want to increase the love in your family, make a conscious effort to express your appreciation to one another.”
55. “Hope is a beggar, and Prayer is the giver.”
56. “Let us touch the poor with compassion.”
57. “We can all do small things with great love.”
58. “Every time we smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”
59. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”
60. “Do not think that love, to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired.”
61. “We feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”
62. “Work without love is slavery.”
63. “The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family.”
64. “The more you praise and bless others, the more you will grow in contentment and inner peace.”
65. “Peace begins with a smile.”
66. “We fear the future because we are wasting today.”
67. “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”