How we can practice humility by Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa
President Reagan presents Mother Teresa with the Medal of Freedom 1985

Mother Teresa (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), was social worker who lived most of her life in India. She was born in what is today Macedonia, with her family being of Albanian descent originating in Kosovo. Mother Teresa was the recipient the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. She was ranked first in Gallup’s List of Most Widely Admired People of the 20th Century.

Below is a quote from mother Teresa about how we can practice humility, which i found very inspirational. Therefore sharing it with you. In the lines below i have found very accurate solutions for most of our daily problems such as fear, jealousy, feeling lonely, anger.

Mother Teresa quotes
How we can practice humility by Mother Teresa

“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.”
– Mother Teresa

These were the solutions on how we can practice humility by Mother Teresa. Let us know your thoughts on it in the comments.


  1. ouch! some I agree would be worth working on, but not the curiosity one – curiosity is the motivator to learning, growing, developing one’s experience… to radiate it around us to help make a better world! Also the 10) choose the hardest seems unecessarily masochistic!


    1. I agree with you about the curiosity. I wonder if this a translation issue (does she speak English?) or she is using curiosity in a very specific personal understanding. She may be speaking of curiosity as similar to gossip, that we should avoid being too curious about the details of another’s life that are used for personal amusement or other negative purposes.


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