Words of Wisdom from Mother Teresa


“Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.”

“If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and true enemies; succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; be honest and frank anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; do good anyway…

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;

it was never between you and them anyway.” 

“Christ came to be Father’s compassion to the world. Be kind in your actions.

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.

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.”

“Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and start with the one closest to you.”