20 Quotes From Mother Teresa That Will Immediately Inspire You To Become A Better Person
I recently received the book “Do Something Beautiful For God” + even though it’s a 365 day reflection [one quote every day!], I devoured the book — incredible inspired by all of her words. It’s impossible not to be inspired by each + every one of them, but wanted to share with you my favorite… Mother Teresa is a true hero.
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#1] Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
#2] There are no great things, only small things with great love. But those small things done with great love become the source of great joy. I don’t do great things. I do small things with great love.
#3] The most terrible poverty is loneliness + the feeling of being unloved.
#4] Kind words can be short + easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
#5] Today it is very fashionable to talk about the poor. Unfortunately, it is not fashionable to talk with them.
#6] Peace + war begin at home. If we truly want peace in the world, let us begin by loving one another in our own families. If we want to spread joy, we need for every family to have joy.
#7] Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, + listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.
#8] I want you to be concerned about your next-door neighbor. Do you know your next-door neighbor?
#9] I am not sure exactly what Heaven will be like, but I know that when we die + 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?”
#10] Each person we meet is Jesus is disguise.
#11] I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.
#12] The very fact that God has placed a certain soul in our way is a sign that God wants us to do something for him or her. It is not chance — it has been planned by God. We are bound by conscience to help him or her.
#13] Peace begins with a smile. I will never understand all the good that a simple smile can accomplish.
#14] God is a friend of silence. The more we engage in silent prayer, the more we can give in our active life. The essential thing is not what we say to God but what God says to us + what he says through us.
#15] Make every effort to walk in the presence of God. To see God in everyone you must live your morning meditation throughout the day.
#16] Let us be very sincere in our dealings with each other + have the courage to accept each other as we are. Do not be surprised at or become preoccupied with each other’s failure — rather see + find the good each other, for each one of us is created in the image of God.
#17] If you were to die today, what would others say about you? What was in you that was beautiful? Face yourself, + do not be satisfied with just any answer. Go deep into the question. Examine your life.
#18] Life is an adventure, dare it.
#19] One thing I ask of you: Never be afraid of giving. There is a deep joy in giving, since what we receive is much more than what we give.
#20] Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
Which quote inspired you the most?
Rooting for you all,