How Great Thou Part

“True love causes pain. Jesus, in order to give us the proof of his love, died on the cross. A mother, in order to give birth to her baby, has to suffer. If you really love one another, you will not be able to avoid making sacrifices.”

“Holiness grows fast where there is kindness. I have never heard of kind souls going astray. The world is lost for want of sweetness and kindness.”

“If you are joyful, it will shine in your eyes and in your look, in your conversation and in your countenance. You will not be able to hide it because joy overflows.”


“If you are really humble, if you realize how small you are and how much you need God, then you cannot fail.”

“You have to be holy where you are–wherever God has put you.”

“Every act of love is a work of peace no matter how small.”

“I ask you one thing: do not tire of giving but do not give your leftovers. Give until it hurts, until you feel the pain.”

“Try and put in the hearts of your children a love for home. Make them long to be with their families. So much sin could be avoided if our people really loved their homes.”

“Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at his disposition, and listening to his voice in the depths of our hearts.”

“Everybody today seems to be in a terrible rush, anxious for greater development and greater riches, so that children have very little time for their parents. And parents have very little time for their children and for each other. So the breakdown of peace in the world begins at home.”

“One thing I ask of you: Never be afraid of giving. There is a deep joy in giving since what we receive is much more than what we give.”

“Joy is very infectious. We will never know just how much good a simple smile can do. Be faithful in little things. Smile at one another. We must live beautifully.”


*Quotes chosen from the book Quotable Wisdom Mother Teresa edited by Carol Kelly-Gangi

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