Mother Teresa has been one of those people who has, truly, made the world a better place to live in. Considered one of the greatest humanitarians ever, she was the founder of Missionaries of Charity, a congregation that works towards the betterment of the poor, destitute, and the sick.
Today, on her birthday, here are some profound quotes by Mother Teresa.
Peace begins with a smile.
Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary.
We can do not great things. Only small things with great love.
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more dying for a little love.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
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 can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love.
If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.
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.
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.
Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home.
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.