In the Heart of the World: Thoughts, Prayers, and Quotes by Mother Teresa

Read inspiring quotes to find motivation from the book “In The Heart Of The World”.

Mother Teresa is someone who is always admired because of her undying love, compassion, and understanding of all people. In the Heart of the World is a book where Mother Teresa shared her Thoughts, Stories, Prayers, and Quotes to inspire all of us. It is excellent for short meditation reads. Mother Teresa speaks of the principles that have underlined her ministry for so long – selflessness, forgiveness, compassion, and spiritual strength. If we all take a little from these lessons the world would be a better place.

Quotes from In the heart of the world by Mother Teresa

Quotes on Power of silence

1. “In the silence of the heart, God speaks.” – Mother Teresa

2. “If you face God in prayer and silence, God will speak to you. Then you will know that you are nothing.” – Mother Teresa

3. “Souls of prayer are souls of great silence.” – Mother Teresa

Quotes on Practice silence

4. “To make possible true inner silence, practice: Silence of the eyes, Silence of the ears, Silence of the tongue, Silence of the mind, Silence of the heart.” – Mother Teresa

5. “I shall keep the silence of my heart with greater care, so that in the silence of my heart I hear his words of comfort, and from the fullness of my heart I comfort Jesus in the distressing disguise of the poor.” – Mother Teresa

6. “Silent your eyes by seeking always the beauty and goodness of God everywhere, and closing them to the faults of others and to all that is sinful and disturbing to the soul.” – Mother Teresa

7. “Silent your ears by listening always to the voice of God and to the cry of the poor and the needy, and closing them to all other voices that come from fallen human nature, such as gossip, tale-bearing, and uncharitable words.” – Mother Teresa

8. “Silent your tongue by praising God and speaking the life-giving Word of God that is the truth, that enlightens and inspires, brings peace, hope, and joy; and by refraining from self-defense and every word that causes darkness, turmoil, pain, and death.” – Mother Teresa

9. “Silent your mind by opening it to the truth and knowledge of God in prayer and contemplation, like Mary who pondered the marvels of the Lord in her heart, and by closing it to all untruths, distractions, destructive thoughts, rash judgments, false suspicions of others, vengeful thoughts, and desires.” – Mother Teresa

10. “Silent your heart by loving God with our heart, soul, mind, and strength; loving one another as God loves; and avoiding all selfishness, hatred, envy, jealousy, and greed.” – Mother Teresa

Quotes on Realize your emptiness

11. “It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself.” – Mother Teresa

Quotes on Always help to poor

12. “Hungry for love, He looks at you. Thirsty for kindness, He begs of you. Naked for loyalty, He hopes in you. Homeless for shelter in your heart, He asks of you. Will you be that one to Him?” – Mother Teresa

Quotes on Give with joy

13. “A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love. She gives most who gives with joy.” – Mother Teresa

Quotes on Way to find God

14. “We too are called to withdraw at certain intervals into deeper silence and aloneness with God, together as a community as well as personally; to be alone with Him — not with our books, thoughts, and memories but completely stripped of everything — to dwell lovingly in His presence, silent, empty, expectant, and motionless. We cannot find God in noise or agitation.” – Mother Teresa

15. “Seeking the face of God in everything, everyone, all the time, and his hand in every happening; This is what it means to be contemplative in the heart of the world.” – Mother Teresa

16. “Seeing and adoring the presence of Jesus, especially in the lowly appearance of bread, and in the distressing disguise of the poor.” – Mother Teresa

Quotes on “Our existence in the world”

17. “Each of us is merely a small instrument; all of us, after accomplishing our mission, will disappear.” – Mother Teresa

Quotes on Be kind

18. “Be kind in your actions.” – Mother Teresa

Quotes on “Do not think you are smart”

19. “Do not think that you are the only one who can do efficient work, work worth showing. This makes you harsh in your judgment of others who may not have the same talents.” – Mother Teresa

Quotes on “Do the best & trust others doing their best”

20. “Do your best and trust that others do their best. And be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies in.” – Mother Teresa

Quotes on Practice Humility

21. “Humility is the mother of all virtues; purity, charity, and obedience.” – Mother Teresa

22. “It is in being humble that our love becomes real, devoted, and ardent.” – Mother Teresa

23. “If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are. If you are blamed you will not be discouraged. If they call you a saint you will not put yourself on a pedestal.” – Mother Teresa

Quotes on Value of joy

24. “Joy must be one of the pivots of our life. It is the token of a generous personality. Sometimes it is also a mantle that clothes a life of sacrifice and self-giving. A person who has this gift often reaches high summits. He or she is like the sun in a community.” – Mother Teresa

Quotes on Suffering

25. “Suffering is nothing by itself. But suffering shared with the passion of Christ is a wonderful gift, the most beautiful gift, a token of love.” – Mother Teresa

Quotes on Love one and another

26. “In loving one another through our works we bring an increase of grace and a growth in divine love.” – Mother Teresa

Quotes on Peace

27. “Let us not use bombs and guns to overcome the world. Let us use love and compassion.” – Mother Teresa

28. “Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Teresa

29. “Every act of love is a work of peace, no matter how small.” – Mother Teresa

Quotes on Smile for peace

30. “Smile five times a day at someone you don’t really want to smile at all. Do it for peace.” – Mother Teresa

Quotes on “What is true love”

31. “True love is love that causes us pain, that hurts, and it brings us joy.” – Mother Teresa

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