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Mother Teresa
August 26, 1910 - September 5, 1997
Category: Leader

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.


It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy.


There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in - that we do it to God, to Christ, and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.


Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.


Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.


There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well. They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things that we could use.


There is more hunger in the world for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.


The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.


If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.


Intense love does not measure, it just gives.


The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between.


We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.


The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved.


We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.


We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.


Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them.


Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.


I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.


I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?


God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.


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