Mother Teresa, the lamp, and oil

To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.

Attributed to Mother Theresa.

  1. Google search: The usual quotation sites with the usual lack of citations.
  2. Wikiquote: This does not appear on her page.
  3. Google Books:
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    From Love, a Fruit Always in Season, edited by Dorothy Hunt. I believe that the attributed quotation is related to this one, but I don’t think Mother ever put it into the words of the meme.