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Mother Teresa’s “do it anyway” quotes

mother teresa quotes do it anyway

With her kindness, love, and charity, Mother Teresa has left an indelible mark on the world. She has also left her famous Mother Teresa quotes to “do it anyway.”

Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on August 26, 1910, in Skopje, Macedonia. Her ancestors were Albanians. 

Mother Teresa felt a strong call from God when she was twelve years old. She felt she had to be a missionary in order to spread Christ’s love. 

She left her parental home in Skopje at the age of eighteen to join the Sisters of Loreto, an Irish community of nuns with missions in India. After a few months of training in Dublin, she was sent to India, where she took her first vows as a nun on May 24, 1931. 

Mother Teresa taught at St. Mary’s High School in Calcutta from 1931 to 1948, but the suffering and poverty she witnessed outside the convent walls left an indelible impression on her that in 1948 she received permission from her superiors to leave the convent school and devote herself to working among the poorest of the poor in Calcutta’s slums. 

Despite her lack of funds, she relied on Divine Providence and established an open-air school for slum children. She was soon joined by volunteers, and financial assistance was also provided. This enabled her to broaden the scope of her work.

Mother Teresa quotes - do it anyway

  1. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you. Be honest and frank anyway.
  2. Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
  3. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies. Succeed anyway.
  4. People are generally irrational, unreasonable and selfish. They deserve to be loved, anyway.
  5. People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
  6. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
  7. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
  8. If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
  9. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
  10. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight; build it anyway.
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