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Profound joy of the heart is like a magnet that indicates the path of life.

--Mother Teresa

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Prayer makes your heart bigger, until it is capable of containing the gift of God himself. Prayer begets faith, faith begets love, and love begets service on behalf of the poor.

--Mother Teresa
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Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.

--Mother Teresa

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Once that living love is destroyed by contraception, abortion follows very easily.

--Mother Teresa
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Life's a song,sing it.

--Mother Teresa
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If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

--Mother Teresa

Longer Version:

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives: Be kind anyway. If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies: Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank people will try to cheat you: Be honest anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight: Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous of you: Be happy anyway. The good you do today, will often be forgotten by tomorrow: Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough: Give your best anyway.




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

--Mother Teresa
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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
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We all long for heaven where God is, but we have it in our power to be in heaven with him right now-to be happy with him at this very moment. But being happy with him now means.

--Mother Teresa
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People are generally irrational, unreasonable and selfish. They deserve to be loved, anyway.

--Mother Teresa
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Make sure that you let God's grace work in your souls by accepting whatever He gives you, and giving Him whatever He takes from you. True holiness consists in doing God's work with a smile.

--Mother Teresa
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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
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If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies: Succeed anyway.

--Mother Teresa
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We serve life, not because it is broken, but because it is holy.

--Mother Teresa

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I have a diplomatic passport for India, diplomatic passport for Albania. I have Vatican passport and to America, I can go any time.

--Mother Teresa
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Never travel faster than your guardian angel can fly.

--Mother Teresa
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It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you.

--Mother Teresa
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Intense love does not measure, it just gives.

--Mother Teresa
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Look at the cross and you will know what one soul means to Jesus.

--Mother Teresa
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I believe in person to person; every person is Christ for me, and since there is only one Jesus, that person is only one person in the world for me at that moment.

--Mother Teresa
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Helping hands are better than Praying Lips.

--Mother Teresa
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I see God in every human being. When I wash the leper's wounds I feel I am nursing the Lord himself. Is it not a beautiful experience?

--Mother Teresa
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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

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The true way and the sure way to friendship is through humility-being open to each other, accepting each other just as we are, knowing each other.

--Mother Teresa
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If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive.

--Mother Teresa
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Whatever our religion, we know that if we really want to love, we must first learn to forgive before anything else.

--Mother Teresa
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Gratitude to God is to accept everything, even my problems, with joy.

--Mother Teresa
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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 becuase I love Jesus.

--Mother Teresa

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I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness.

--Mother Teresa
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I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness.

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

--Mother Teresa

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I don't do great things. I do small things with great love.

--Mother Teresa
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God speaks in the silence of the heart.

--Mother Teresa
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Listen in silence because if your heart is full of other things you cannot hear the voice of God.

--Mother Teresa
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We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence.

--Mother Teresa

Longer Version:

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.


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If I look at the mass I will never act.

--Mother Teresa
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My secret is simple -- I pray.

--Mother Teresa
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The Simple Path
Silence is Prayer
Prayer is Faith
Faith is Love
Love is Service
The Fruit of Service is Peace.

--Mother Teresa
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We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, with so little, for so long, we are now qualified to do anything, with nothing.

--Mother Teresa
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Find your own Calcutta. Find the sick, the suffering and the lonely right there where you are.

--Mother Teresa
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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

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

--Mother Teresa
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Every human being in that case resembles Christ in his loneliness; and that is the hardest part, that's real hunger.

--Mother Teresa
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He came amongst his own and his own received him not, and it hurt him then and it has kept on hurting him. The same hunger, the same loneliness, the same having no one to be accepted by and to be loved and wanted by.

--Mother Teresa
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When Christ said: I was hungry and you fed me, he didn't mean only the hunger for bread and for food; he also meant the hunger to be loved. Jesus himself experienced this loneliness.

--Mother Teresa

Longer Version:

When Christ said: I was hungry and you fed me, he didn't mean only the hunger for bread and for food; he also meant the hunger to be loved. Jesus himself experienced this loneliness. He came amongst his own and his own received him not, and it hurt him then and it has kept on hurting him. The same hunger, the same loneliness, the same having no one to be accepted by and to be loved and wanted by. Every human being in that case resembles Christ in his loneliness; and that is the hardest part, that's real hunger.



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A sacrifice to be real must cost, must hurt, and must empty ourselves. Give yourself fully to God. He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in his love than in your weakness.

--Mother Teresa
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We are all pencils in the hand of God.

--Mother Teresa
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It is not the magnitude of our actions, but the amount of love that is put into them that matters.

--Mother Teresa
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Life is beauty, admire it.

--Mother Teresa
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Love is not patronizing and charity isn't about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same -- with charity you give love, so don't just give money but reach out your hand instead.

--Mother Teresa
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God doesn't require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.

--Mother Teresa
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Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.

--Mother Teresa
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A life not lived for others is not a life.

--Mother Teresa
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Go out into the world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light new light in the hearts of people.

--Mother Teresa
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I'm a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world.

--Mother Teresa
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And so let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love, and once we begin to love each other naturally we want to do something.

--Mother Teresa
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The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.

--Mother Teresa

Longer Version:

The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.


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

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

--Mother Teresa
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Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.

--Mother Teresa
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It's not about how much you do, but how much love you put into what you do that counts.

--Mother Teresa
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Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.

--Mother Teresa
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What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.

--Mother Teresa
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The more you have, the more you are occupied. The less you have, the more free you are.

--Mother Teresa
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Every person whether he is Hindu, Muslim or Buddhist, he is my brother, my sister.

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

--Mother Teresa
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I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness.

--Mother Teresa
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Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.

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

--Mother Teresa
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How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers.

--Mother Teresa
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If you want to bring happiness to the whole world, go home and love your family.

--Mother Teresa
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The child is the beauty of God present in the world, that greatest gift to a family.

--Mother Teresa
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If you ask children in the west where's God, they'd point to the sky. If you ask children in India, they point at themselves.

--Mother Teresa
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Work without love is slavery.

--Mother Teresa
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Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.

--Mother Teresa
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Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity.

--Mother Teresa
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If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

--Mother Teresa
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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
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What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.

--Mother Teresa
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If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.

--Mother Teresa
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Loneliness is the most terrible poverty.

--Mother Teresa
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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
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Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.

--Mother Teresa
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The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.

--Mother Teresa

Longer Version:

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or cancer or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling or being unwanted, uncared for, deserted by everybody. The greatest evil is the lack of love and charity, the terrible indifference towards one's neighbor who lives at the roadside, the victim of exploitation, corruption, poverty, and disease.


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I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?

--Mother Teresa
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Each one of them is Jesus in disguise.

--Mother Teresa
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Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.

--Mother Teresa
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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
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Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus.

--Mother Teresa

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