Mother Teresa – select quotes

mother teresaBeing 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.

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?
~ In her National Prayer Breakfast speech in Washington, D.C. on February 3, 1994

A life not lived for others is not a life.

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.

I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.

I am told that God loves me—and yet the reality of darkness and coldness and emptiness is so great that nothing touches my soul.

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

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.

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

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

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