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Quotations From MOTHER TERESA

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  • 1.
    The trouble is that rich people, well-to-do people, very often don't really know who the poor are; and that is why we can forgive them, for knowledge can only lead to love, and love to service. And so, if they are not touched by them, it's because they do not know them.
    Mother Teresa (b. 1910), Albanian-born Roman Catholic missionary. "Riches," A Gift for God (1975).

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  • 2.
    We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if that drop was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. I do not agree with the big way of doing things.
    Mother Teresa (b. 1910), Albanian-born Roman Catholic missionary in India. "Carriers of Christ's Love," A Gift for God (1975).

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  • 3.
    There should be less talk; a preaching point is not a meeting point. What do you do then? Take a broom and clean someone's house. That says enough.
    Mother Teresa (b. 1910), Albanian-born Roman Catholic missionary in India. "Carriers of Christ's Love," A Gift for God (1975).

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  • 4.
    Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.
    Mother Teresa (b. 1910), Albanian-born Roman Catholic missionary. "Carriers of Christ's Love," A Gift for God (1975).

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  • 5.
    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.
    Mother Teresa (b. 1910), Albanian-born Roman Catholic missionary in India. "Carriers of Christ's Love," A Gift for God (1975).

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  • 6.
    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.
    Mother Teresa (b. 1910), Albanian-born Roman Catholic missionary in India. Nobel Peace Prize Lecture, 1979.

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  • 7.
    The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
    Mother Teresa (b. 1910), Albanian-born Roman Catholic missionary in India. quoted in Observer (London, Oct. 3, 1971).

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  • 8.
    To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.
    Mother Teresa (b. 1910), Albanian-born Roman Catholic missionary in India. Quoted in Time (New York, December 29, 1975).
  • 9.
    So many signatures for such a small heart.
    Mother Teresa (b. 1910), Albanian-born Roman Catholic missionary in India. quoted in Evening Standard (London, Jan. 3, 1992). On form-filling in a California Hospital.

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  • 10.
    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.
    Mother Teresa (b. 1910), Albanian-born Roman Catholic missionary. "Riches," A Gift for God (1975).

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