6 Mother Teresa Quotes to Live By

Find daily motivation in this curated collection of quotes from Mother Teresa that celebrates her passion to ease suffering and spread peace.

By Caitlin O'Connell
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Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary.

What we need is to love without being tired.—Mother Teresa

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We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean.

But if that drop were not there, I think the ocean would be less by that missing drop.—Mother Teresa

Stay where you are. Find your own Calcutta.

Find the sick, the suffering, and the lonely right where you are—in your own homes and in your own families, in your workplaces and in your schools.—Mother Teresa

It is not always easy to love those close to us.

It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.—Mother Teresa

We can do not great things.

Only small things with great love.—Mother Teresa

If we have no peace...

It is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.—Mother Teresa

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