Mother Teresa

1910 - 1998

A Quote by Mother Teresa on awakening and bodhimind

This is a much greater trial [for the butterfly] especially if the pains are severe; in some ways, when they are very acute, I think they are the greatest trial that exists. For they affect the soul both outwardly and inwardly, till it becomes so much oppressed as not to know what to do with itself. There are many things which assault her soul with an interior oppression so keenly felt and so intolerable that I do not know to what it can be compared ... She is conscious of a strange solitude, since there is not a creature on the whole earth who can be companioned to her – in fact, I do not believe she would find any in Heaven, save Him Whom she loves: on the contrary, all earthly companionship is torment to her. She thinks of herself as a person suspended aloft, unable either to come down and rest anywhere on earth or to ascend into Heaven. She is parched with thirst, yet cannot reach the water; and the thirst is not tolerable one but a kind that nothing can quench...

Mother Teresa (1910 - 1998)

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A Quote by Mother Teresa on joy, purity, and love

These are very unskillful comparisons to represent so precious a thing, but I am not clever enough to think out any more: the real truth is that joy makes the soul so forgetful of itself, and of everything, that it is conscious of nothing, and able to speak of nothing, save of that which proceeds from its joy… Let us join with this soul, my daughters all. Why should we want to be more sensible than she? What can give us greater pleasure than to do as she does? And may all the creatures join with us for ever and ever. Amen, amen, amen.

Mother Teresa (1910 - 1998)

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A Quote by Mother Teresa

"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."

Mother Teresa (1910 - 1998)

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A Quote by Mother Teresa

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

Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home.
Mother Teresa

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
Mother Teresa

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you
without leaving happier.
Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa (1910 - 1998)

Source: Mother Teresa

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A Quote by Mother Teresa on paradox, love, and hurt

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.

Mother Teresa (1910 - 1998)

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A Quote by Mother Teresa on smile, action, love, gift, and beautiful

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

Mother Teresa (1910 - 1998)

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A Quote by Mother Teresa on peace and smile

Peace begins with a smile.

Mother Teresa (1910 - 1998)

Source: Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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A Quote by Mother Teresa on love and giving

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.


Mother Teresa (1910 - 1998)

Source: Evangeline

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A Quote by Mother Teresa on disease, experience, feeling, greed, hunger, loneliness, suffering, and world

There is much suffering in the world - physical, material, mental. The suffering of some can be blamed on the greed of others. The material and physical suffering is suffering from hunger, from homelessness, from all kinds of diseases. But the greatest suffering is being lonely, feeling unloved, having no one. I have come more and more to realize that it is being unwanted that is the worst disease that any human being can ever experience.

Mother Teresa (1910 - 1998)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Mother Teresa on death, duty, god, humility, people, play, pride, sleep, and trust

If you are discouraged it is a sign of pride, because it shows you trust in your own powers. Never bother about other people's opinions. Be humble and you will never be disturbed. Remember St. Aloysius, who said he would continue to play billiards even if he knew he was going to die. Do you play well? Sleep well? Eat well? These are duties. Nothing is small for God.

Mother Teresa (1910 - 1998)

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