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.

View as Slideshow

Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary.

Carsten Koall/Getty Images

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

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

Carsten Koall/Getty Images

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.

CARSTEN KOALL/GETTY IMAGES

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

Content continues below ad

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

CARSTEN KOALL/GETTY IMAGES

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.

CARSTEN KOALL/GETTY IMAGES

Only small things with great love.—Mother Teresa

If we have no peace...

CARSTEN KOALL/GETTY IMAGES

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


Content continues below ad

Become more interesting every week!

Get our Read Up newsletter

how we use your e-mail
We will use your email address to send you this newsletter. For more information please read our privacy policy.