Quotations by Author

Mother Teresa

Love is doing small things with great love.

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

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 mus start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.

There is a terrible hunger for love. We all experience that in our lives - the pain, the loneliness. We must have the courage to recognise it. The poor you may have right in your own family. Find them. Love them.

There should be less talk. A preaching point is not a meeting point.

In the West there is loneliness, which I call the leprosy of the West. In many ways it is worse than our poor in Calcutta.

The poor give us much more than we give them. They're such strong people, living day to day with no food. and they never curse, never complain. We don't have to give them pity or sympathy. We have so much to learn from them.

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

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action.

One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.

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