Quotes from No Greater Love

Mother Teresa ·  206 pages

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“You may be exhausted with work, you may even kill yourself, but unless your work is interwoven with love, it is useless. To work without love is slavery.”
― Mother Teresa, quote from No Greater Love


“It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself.”
― Mother Teresa, quote from No Greater Love


“If you are discouraged, it is a sign of pride because it shows you trust in your own powers.”
― Mother Teresa, quote from No Greater Love


“If you are humble, nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are. If you are blamed, you won’t be discouraged; if anyone calls you a saint, you won’t put yourself on a pedestal. If you are a saint, thank God; if you are a sinner, don’t remain one. Christ tells us to aim very high, not to be like Abraham or David or any of the saints, but to be like our heavenly Father.”
― Mother Teresa, quote from No Greater Love


“Since we cannot see Christ, we cannot express our love to Him. But we do see our neighbor, and we can do for him what we would do for Christ if He were visible.”
― Mother Teresa, quote from No Greater Love



“God has not created poverty; it is we who have created it. Before God, all of us are poor . — MOTHER TERESA Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven . — JESUS, MATTHEW 5:3 RSV Poverty doesn't only consist of being hungry for bread, but rather it is a tremendous hunger for human dignity. We need to love and to be somebody for someone else. This is where we make our mistake and shove people aside. Not only have we denied the poor a piece of bread, but by thinking that they have no worth and leaving them abandoned in the streets, we have denied them the human dignity that is rightfully theirs as children of God.”
― Mother Teresa, quote from No Greater Love


“We interfere with God’s plans when we push in someone or something else not suitable for us. Be strict with yourself, and then be very strict with what you are receiving from the outside.”
― Mother Teresa, quote from No Greater Love


“The greatest mistake is to think you are too strong to fall into temptation. Put your finger in the fire and it will burn. So we have to go through the fire.”
― Mother Teresa, quote from No Greater Love


“We have a great deal of worth in the eyes of God. I never tire of saying over and over again that God loves us. It is a wonderful thing that God Himself loves me tenderly. That is why we should have courage, joy, and the conviction that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.”
― Mother Teresa, quote from No Greater Love


“What we need is to love without getting tired. How does a lamp burn? Through the continuous input of small drops of oil. What are these drops of oil in our lamps? They are the small things of daily life: faithfulness, small words of kindness, a thought for others, our way of being silent, of looking, of speaking, and of acting. Do not look for Jesus away from yourselves. He is not out there; He is in you. Keep your lamp burning, and you will recognize Him.”
― Mother Teresa, quote from No Greater Love



“Peace and war start within one’s own home. If we really want peace for the world, let us start by loving one another within our families. Sometimes it is hard for us to smile at one another.”
― Mother Teresa, quote from No Greater Love


“Do not allow yourselves to be disheartened by any failure as long as you have done your best.”
― Mother Teresa, quote from No Greater Love


“We have to possess before we can give.”
― Mother Teresa, quote from No Greater Love


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Mother Teresa
Born place: in Skopje, Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of
Born date August 26, 1910
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