Mother Teresa: Hunger for Bread & Love

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Mother Teresa Money Quote saying hunger for positive human interaction is another form of poverty suffered by those without money. Mother Teresa said:
Hunger for ordinary bread, and there is hunger for love, for kindness; this is the great poverty Quote

“There is hunger for ordinary bread, and there is hunger for love, for kindness, for thoughtfulness; and this is the great poverty that makes people suffer so much” — Mother Teresa


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In this quote, Mother Teresa seems to be saying that while physical hunger for basic needs like food is certainly a form of poverty and suffering, an equally serious type of poverty is a “hunger” for non-material things like love, kindness and thoughtfulness from other people.

She appears to believe this emotional or psychological hunger caused by a lack of human warmth, care and consideration can make people suffer profoundly.

The best interpretation is that Mother Teresa felt inner poverty stemming from isolation, loneliness and indifference towards others could be as psychologically damaging as not having enough food or shelter. Both material and emotional/social needs are important for human well-being.

Birthday August 26, 1910 Died Sept. 5, 1997


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