In My Own Words: Amazing Words of the Great Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa’s In My Own Words Quotes: In My Own Words, here are some quotes, stories, and prayers that helped strengthen and inspire the poor, the dying, the suffering, and the doubting who she met during her lifetime, and that will continue to strengthen and inspire all who read them. In this book In My Own Words, she talks about poverty and how the poor are masters. She also states how we need to give quality goods to people and share what we have materially. Read here In My Own Words: Mother Teresa Quotes.

Mother Teresa In My Own Words

Book Info:

  • Book Name: In My Own Words: Mother Teresa
  • Published Year: 1996
  • Author: Mother Teresa, José Luis González-Balado

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  • “A way of satisfying our brethren’ hunger is to share with them whatever we have – to share with them until we ourselves feel what they feel.” – Mother Teresa
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  • “As far as I am concerned, the greatest suffering is to feel alone, unwanted, unloved. The greatest suffering is also having no one, forgetting what an intimate, truly human relationship is, not knowing what it means to be loved, not having a family or friends.” – Mother Teresa
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  • “At the moment of death, we will not be judged according to the number of good deeds we have done or by the diplomas we have received in our lifetime. We will be judged according to the love we have put into our work.” – Mother Teresa
  • “Do not be afraid of loving to the point of sacrifice, until it hurts. Jesus’ love for us led him to his death.” – Mother Teresa
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  • “Give them today, using our hands, their daily bread. And, using our love, give them peace and happiness.” – Mother Teresa
  • “God does not demand that I be successful. God demands that I be faithful.” – Mother Teresa
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  • “God has created us so we do small things with great love. I believe in that great love, that comes, or should come from our heart, should start at home: with my family, my neighbors across the street, those right next door. And this love should then reach everyone.” – Mother Teresa
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  • “Holiness does not consist in doing extraordinary things. It consists in accepting, with a smile, what Jesus sends us. It consists in accepting and following the will of God.” – Mother Teresa
  • “I am asked what is one to do to be sure that one is following the way of salvation. I answer: ‘Love God. And, above all, pray’.” – Mother Teresa
  • “I believe in the personal touch of one to one. If others are convinced that God wants them to change social structures, that is a matter for them to take up with God.” – Mother Teresa
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  • “I believe that politicians spend too little time on their knees. I am convinced that they would be better politicians if they were to do so.” – Mother Teresa
  • “I do not want you to give me your leftovers. Our poor do not need your condescending attitude nor your pity. The poor need your love and your kindness.” – Mother Teresa
  • “I have the feeling that we are in such a hurry that we do not even have time to look at one another and smile.” – Mother Teresa
  • “I never will understand all the good that a simple smile can accomplish.” – Mother Teresa
  • “If someone sees God in me, I am happy. I see God in everyone, and especially in those who suffer.” – Mother Teresa
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  • “If that person places his or her money at the service of others, then the person becomes rich, very rich indeed.” – Mother Teresa
  • “If there are poor on the moon, we will go there too.” – Mother Teresa
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  • “If we do the work for God and for his glory, we may be sanctified.” – Mother Teresa
  • “If we were humble, nothing would change us–neither praise nor discouragement.” – Mother Teresa
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  • “If we worry too much about ourselves, we won’t have time for others.” – Mother Teresa
  • “It is better to have less in order to give it all to Jesus.” – Mother Teresa
  • “It is possible that our children, our husband, our wife, do not hunger for bread, do not need clothes, do not lack a house. But are we equally sure that none of them feels alone, abandoned, neglected, needing some affection? That, too, is poverty.” – Mother Teresa
  • “It is very compelling that before Jesus explained God’s words before he explained the beatitudes to the crowd, he felt compassion for them and fed them. Only after they were fed did he start to teach them.” – Mother Teresa
  • “It’s we who, with our exclusion and rejecting, push our brothers and sisters to find refuge in alcohol and become drunks. They drink to forget the deprivation of their lives.” – Mother Teresa
  • “Jesus announced which will be the criteria of the final judgment of our lives: we will be judged according to love. Judged according to the love we have shown the poor, with whom God identifies: ‘You did it to me’.” – Mother Teresa
  • “Jesus comes to meet us. To welcome him, let us go to meet him. He comes to us in the hungry, the naked, the lonely, the alcoholic, the drug addict, the prostitute, the street beggars. He may come to you or me in a father who is alone, in a mother, in a brother, or in a sister. If we reject them, if we do not go out to meet them, we reject Jesus himself.” – Mother Teresa
  • “Jesus continues to live his passion. He continues to fall, poor and hungry, just like he fell on the way to Calvary. Are we at his side to volunteer to help him? Do we walk next to him with our sacrifice with our piece of bread – real bread – to help him get over his weakness?” – Mother Teresa
  • “Let us never forget: love beings at home.” – Mother Teresa
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  • “My calling is not to judge the institutions. I am not qualified to condemn anyone. I never think in terms of a crowd, but of individual persons. If I thought in terms of crowds, I would never begin my work.” – Mother Teresa
  • “Never forget, my children, that the poor are our masters… love them and serve them, with utter respect.” – Mother Teresa
  • “Peace beings with a smile.” – Mother Teresa
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  • “People are hungry for God. They long to hear his Word.” – Mother Teresa
  • “Poverty has not been created by God. We are the ones who have created poverty. Before God, we are all poor.” – Mother Teresa
  • “Prayer does not demand that we interrupt our work, but that we continue working as if it were a prayer.” – Mother Teresa
  • “Pride destroys everything. To imitate Jesus is the key to be meek and humble in heart.” – Mother Teresa
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  • “Sometimes people can hunger for more than bread. It is possible that our children, our husband, our wife, do not hunger for bread, do not need clothes, do not lack a house. But are we equally sure that none of them feels alone, abandoned, neglected, needing some affection? That, too, is poverty.” – Mother Teresa
  • “The first requirement for prayer is silence. People of prayer are people of silence.” – Mother Teresa
  • “The important thing is not to do a lot or to do everything. The important thing is to be ready for anything, at all times; to be convinced that when serving the poor, we really serve God.” – Mother Teresa
  • “The less we have, the more we give. Seems absurd, but it’s the logic of love.” – Mother Teresa
  • “The more you save, the less you will be able to give. The less you have, the more you will know how to share.” – Mother Teresa
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  • “There are many kinds of poverty. Even in countries where the economic situation seems to be a good one, there are expressions of poverty hidden in a deep place, such as the tremendous loneliness of people who have been abandoned and who are suffering.” – Mother Teresa
  • “To smile at someone who is sad; to visit, even for a little while, someone who is lonely; to give someone shelter from the rain with our umbrella; to read something for someone who is blind; these and others can be small things, very small things, but they are appropriate to give our love of God concrete expression to the poor.” – Mother Teresa
  • “Today it is very fashionable to talk about the poor. Unfortunately, it is not fashionable to talk with them.” – Mother Teresa
  • “We all have the duty to serve God where we are called to do so. I feel called to serve individuals, to love each human being. My calling is not to judge the institutions. I am not qualified to condemn anyone. I never think in terms of a crowd, but of individual persons. If I thought in terms of crowds, I would never begin in my work.” – Mother Teresa
  • “We should ask questions like: Do I know the poor? Do I know, in the first place, the poor in my family, in my home, those who are closest to me–people who are poor, but not because they lack bread?” – Mother Teresa
  • “We should give God all the credit and be extremely sincere when we do so.” – Mother Teresa
  • “We should go out to meet people. Meet the people who live afar and those who live very close by. Meet the materially poor or the spiritually poor.” – Mother Teresa
  • “Where does love begin? In our own homes. When does it begin? When we pray together. The family that prays together stays together.” – Mother Teresa
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