To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
Attributed to Mother Theresa.
- Google search: The usual quotation sites with the usual lack of citations.
- Wikiquote: This does not appear on her page.
- Google Books:
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.