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If you judge people, you have no time to love them.  ― Mother Teresa
If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one. ― Mother Teresa
Live simply so others may simply live. ― Mother Teresa
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. ― Mother Teresa
Peace begins with a smile. ― Mother Teresa 
I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much. ― Mother Teresa
Prayer is the mortar that holds our house together. ― Mother Teresa 
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. ― Mother Teresa
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. ― Mother Teresa
I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor? ― Mother Teresa
If we pray, we will believe; If we believe, we will love; If we love, we will serve. ― Mother Teresa
The person who gives with a smile is the best giver because God loves a cheerful giver. ― Mother Teresa 
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.   ― Mother Teresa
There are many people who can do big things, but there are very few people who will do the small things.  ― Mother Teresa 
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.  ― Mother Teresa
Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. ― Mother Teresa
Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.  ― Mother Teresa
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. ― Mother Teresa
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. ― Mother Teresa
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody. ― Mother Teresa
Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.  ― Mother Teresa
Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. ― Mother Teresa
Intense love does not measure, it just gives.  ― Mother Teresa 
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. ― Mother Teresa
Pain and suffering have come into your life, but remember pain, sorrow, suffering are but the kiss of Jesus – a sign that you have come so close to Him that He can kiss you.   ― 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
Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them. ― Mother Teresa
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. ― Mother Teresa
Joy is strength. ― Mother Teresa
God doesn’t require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.  ― Mother Teresa
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. ― Mother Teresa
Loneliness is the leprosy of the modern world.  ― Mother Teresa
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.  ― Mother Teresa
At the hour of death when we come face-to-face with God, we are going to be judged on love; not how much we have done, but how much love we put into the doing. ― Mother Teresa
the trees, the flowers, the plants grow in silence. The stars, the sun, the moon move in silence. Silence gives us a new perspective.  ― Mother Teresa 
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. ― Mother Teresa
Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ― Mother Teresa
If I look at the mass I will never act.  ― Mother Teresa
Work without love is slavery. ― Mother Teresa
Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.  ― Mother Teresa 
The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family.  ― Mother Teresa 
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love. ― Mother Teresa
I must be willing to give whatever it takes to do good to others. This requires that I be willing to give until it hurts. Otherwise, there is no true love in me, and I bring injustice, not peace, to those around me. ― Mother Teresa
I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask, ‘How many good things have you done in your life?’ rather he will ask, ‘How much love did you put into what you did? ― Mother Teresa
Love to be real, it must cost—it must hurt it must empty us of self.  ― Mother Teresa 
Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. ― Mother Teresa
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight; build it anyway. ― Mother Teresa
He who is faultless does not care for the opinion of others. ― Mother Teresa
When a poor person dies of hunger it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed. ― Mother Teresa
In loving one another through our works we bring an increase of grace and a growth in divine love.  ― Mother Teresa
There’s nothing more calming in difficult moments that knowing there’s some one fighting with you. ― Mother Teresa
A life not lived for others is not a life. ― Mother Teresa
Life is a game, play it. ― Mother Teresa
Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus. ― Mother Teresa
When you have nothing left but God,you have more than enough to start over again. ― Mother Teresa
The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between. ― Mother Teresa
People are unrealistic, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway. ― Mother Teresa
When Mother Teresa received the Nobel Prize, she was asked, “What can we do to promote world peace?” She answered “Go home and love your family. ― Mother Teresa
Suffering is nothing by itself. But suffering shared with the passion of Christ is a wonderful gift, the most beautiful gift, a token of love. ― Mother Teresa
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. ― 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. ― Mother Teresa
I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much. ― Mother Teresa
We learn humility through accepting humiliations cheerfully.  ― Mother Teresa
If a mother can kill her own child – what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me – there is nothing between. ― Mother Teresa
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. ― Mother Teresa
Even if you’re on the right rack, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. ― Mother Teresa
Give, but give until it hurts. ― Mother Teresa
We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. ― Mother Teresa
Each of us is merely a small instrument; all of us, after accomplishing our mission, will disappear. ― Mother Teresa
I see Jesus in every human being. I say to myself, this is hungry Jesus, I must feed him. This is sick Jesus. This one has leprosy or gangrene; I must wash him and tend to him. I serve because I love Jesus. ― Mother Teresa
The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it. ― Mother Teresa
Smile at each other. Smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other- it doesn’t matter who it is- and that will help to grow up in greater love for each other. ― Mother Teresa

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