Wise Words of the Woman That Gave Her Life to Charity: 36 Mother Teresa’s Peace Quotes

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There are only a handful of people as inspiring as Mother Teresa. When I feel like the world is a dark and hopeless place, her wise words bring me back to what’s truly important — peace and love. Mother Teresa’s peace quotes are more than just words — they are almost like angels that guide you through a path filled with love.

I can’t say I have heard of many people who have dedicated their lives to helping the sick and the poor. Mother Teresa has left an enormous mark on the world by showing how small deeds can make a huge difference. She has shown us how peace can be achieved through acts of love, kindness, and sharing with others.

For those of you who are not familiar with Mother Teresa’s life, you can read her biography to find out how it’s possible to be poor and still be able to help the less fortunate. In this article, you can discover some of the most famous Mother Teresa’s peace quotes that will hopefully inspire you to do good every day.

36 Quotes From Mother Teresa – The Woman Who Gave Her Life to Charity

Quotes on Finding Peace Through Love

#1. “We do not need guns and bombs to bring peace, we need love and compassion.”

#2. ”Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”

#3. “I feel the greatest destroyer of peace today is ‘Abortion’, because it is a war against the child… A direct killing of the innocent child, ‘Murder’ by the mother herself… And if we can accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love… And we remind ourselves that love means to be willing to give until it hurts…”

#4. “The Simple Path

Silence is Prayer

Prayer is Faith

Faith is Love

Love is Service

The Fruit of Service is Peace”

#5. “The Lord likes small things best, especially those done with love.”

#6. “All works of love are works of peace.”

#7. “Let us not use bombs and guns to overcome the world. Let us use love and compassion. Peace begins with a smile-smile five times a day at someone you don’t really want to smile at at all-do it for peace. So let us radiate peace…and extinguish in the world and in the hearts of all men all hatred and love for power.”

Quotes About Peace and Kindness

#8. “We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.”

#9. “Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God – the rest will be given.”

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

#11. “Peace begins with a smile. I will never understand all the good that a simple smile can accomplish.”

#12. “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.”

#13. “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”

#14. “I was once asked why I don’t participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I’ll be there.”

Quotes On How Humility Can Promote Peace

#15. “Live simply so others may simply live.”

#16. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”

#17. “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”

#18. “Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.”

#19. “These are the few ways we can practice humility. To speak as little as possible of one’s self. To mind one’s own business. Not to want to manage other people’s affairs. To avoid curiosity. To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully. To pass over the mistakes of others. To accept insults and injuries. To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked. To be kind and gentle even under provocation. Never to stand on one’s dignity. To choose always the hardest.”

Quotes About Peace and Family

#20. “The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family.”

#21. “Peace and war start within one’s own home. If we really want peace for the world, let us start by loving one another within our families. Sometimes it is hard for us to smile at one another.”

#22. “In the home begins the disruption of the peace of the world.”

#23. “The problem with the world is that we draw the circle of our family too small.”

#24. “What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.”

#25. “Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world.”

Quotes About How Sharing With Others Can Bring Peace

#26. “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”

#27. “Please choose the way of peace. In the short term there may be winners and losers in this war that we all dread. But that never can, or never will justify the suffering, pain and loss of life your weapons will cause.”

#28. “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”

#29. “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”

#30. “I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.”

Final Thoughts

It’s hard to read through these quotes and not feel somewhat moved. Mother Teresa’s quotes are moving and emotional in equal measure. Moreover, they are filled with kindness and wisdom. How often do you hear such sincerity from people today?

After thinking about an ordinary day of my life, I realized that I often find very little time to search for a sense of purpose and deeper meaning of things. If you ever find yourself overwhelmed by the busy world of today and start feeling lonely, come back to Mother Teresa’s peace quotes to find peace and inspiration to pursue your calling. I know I will surely do so.