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8 Mother Teresa Quotes that Reveal Her True Character

Mother Teresa of Calcutta’s legacy is the incredible story of compassion, humility and a woman who understood how to be Christ’s hands and feet to the world.  She dedicated her life to the service of the poorest of the poor in the slums of India.  Here are eight quotes from her writings and interviews that encompass her true character and burning love for Christ and His mystical body.


1. “It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.” 

"Be faithful in small things, because it is in them that your strength lies." -Mother Teresa...Beautiful Heart:


2. “What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” 

"Each one of them is Jesus in disguise." Blessed Mother Teresa -- A great image to celebrate "mothers" in our congregation who have spiritual children, but not biological children.:


3. “Give yourself fully to God.  He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in His love than your own weakness.”  

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4. “If you are humble, nothing will touch you. Neither praise, nor disgrace, because you know what you are.” 

Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work. -Mother Teresa:


5. “Pray and Forgive.” 

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6. “Each one of them is Jesus in disguise.”

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7.  “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” 

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8. “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has yet to come. We have only today.  Let us begin.” 

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