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180 of the Best Easter Quotes for Hope and Renewal

Easter is a festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. According to the Canonical gospels, Jesus rose from the dead after his crucifixion on Good Friday, which is usually called Easter Sunday or simply Easter. It is also sometimes referred to as Resurrection Day, Resurrection Sunday or Pascha (Easter on Wikipedia). Easter 2021 will be observed on Sunday, April 4. Easter is a beautiful time of year that signals rebirth in all sorts of ways, from spring flowers blooming after a long winter to the resurrection’s religious celebration.

To help honor the festival’s traditions in a true spirit, we’ve rounded up the best Easter quotes about new life and fresh beginnings, from inspirational Bible quotes to wise sayings from philosophers, authors, and artists. And the remainder are religious sayings pulled straight from our favorite Easter prayers and Easter Bible verses! You’ll love every one of these quotes about Easter.

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Here are 180 of the Best Quotes About Easter.

Top 10 Easter Quotes

“The Easter eggs symbolizes our ability to break out of the hardened, protective shell we’ve surrounded ourselves with that limits our thoughts and beliefs. As we break open our hearts and minds we discover a transformation to new, life enhancing thoughts and beliefs.” – Siobhan Shaw

“It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.” – Robert H. Goddard

“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.” – Saint Augustine

“Outside of the cross of Jesus Christ, there is no hope in this world. That cross and resurrection at the core of the Gospel is the only hope for humanity. Wherever you go, ask God for wisdom on how to get that Gospel in, even in the toughest situations of life.” – Ravi Zacharias

“The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ came to do three things. He came to have my past forgiven, you get a purpose for living and a home in Heaven.” – Rick Warren

“There would be no Christmas if there was no Easter.” – Gordon P. Hinckley

“God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you.’” – Billy Graham

“Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.” – Pope John Paul II

“A rebirth out of spiritual adversity causes us to become new creatures.” – James E. Faust

“The Bible tells us that God will meet all our needs. He feeds the birds of the air and clothes the grass with the splendor of lilies. How much more, then, will He care for us, who are made in His image? Our only concern is to obey the heavenly Father and leave the consequences to Him.” – Charles Stanley

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“Easter is very important to me. It’s a second chance.” – Reba McEntire

“Easter is the only time when it’s perfectly safe to put all of your eggs in one basket.” – Evan Esar

“Easter is the demonstration of God that life is essentially spiritual and timeless.” – Charles M. Crowe

“Easter is not a time for groping through dusty, musty tomes or tombs to disprove spontaneous generation or even to prove life eternal.  It is a day to fan the ashes of dead hope, a day to banish doubts and seek the slopes where the sun is rising, to revel in the faith which transports us out of ourselves and the dead past into the vast and inviting unknown.”

“Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal and new life.” – Janine di Giovanni

“Easter is love. Easter is the love of Christ and God our Father. Easter is the time to show appreciation to all those who mean the most. Thank You and Happy Easter.”

“Easter is an opportunity to thank our Lord, Jesus Christ for his ultimate sacrifice, and to live in gratitude for His cleansing of our sins.”

“Easter is always the answer to ‘My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me!’ – Madeleine L’Engle

“Easter is a time when God turned the inevitability of death into the invincibility of life.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Easter is a time to rejoice, be thankful, be assured that all is forgiven, so life extends beyond the soil of the earth.” – Byron Pulsifer

“Easter tells us of something children can’t understand, because it addresses things they don’t yet have to know: the weariness of life, the pain, the profound loneliness and hovering fear of meaninglessness.” – Frederica Mathewes-Green

“Easter tells us that life is to be interpreted not simply in terms of things but in terms of ideals.” – Charles M. Crowe

“He takes men out of time and makes them feel eternity.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Short Easter Quotes

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“A flower blossoms for its own joy.” – Oscar Wilde

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” – William Shakespeare

“By grace we are saved through faith.” – Kevin DeYoung

“Blossom by blossom the spring begins.” – Algernon Charles Swinburne

“Easter so longed for is gone in a day.” – James Howell

“Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life.” – S.D. Gordon

“He knows the way because He is the way.” – Jeffrey R. Holland

“I must have flowers, always and always.” – Claude Monet

“Once you choose hope, anything is possible.” – Christopher Reeve

“The darkest hours are just before dawn.” – English Proverb

“The Earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The deep roots never doubt spring will come.” – Marty Rubin

“The entire plan for the future has its key in the resurrection.” – Billy Graham

“The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul.” – Victor Hugo

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.” – Pablo Neruda

“With the coming of spring, I am calm again.” – Gustav Mahler

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” – Audrey Hepburn

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“Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul.” – Victor Hugo

“On Easter Day, the veil between time and eternity thins to gossamer.” – Douglas Horton

“Spring adds new life and new joy to all that is.” – Jessica Harrelson

“That is one good thing about this world…there are always sure to be more springs.” – L.M. Montgomery

“The joyful news that He is risen does not change the contemporary world.  Still before us lie work, discipline, sacrifice.  But the fact of Easter gives us the spiritual power to do the work, accept the discipline, and make the sacrifice.” – Henry Knox Sherrill

“The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances.” – Robert Flatt

Happy Easter Quotes

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“Hoping your Easter is full of the sweetest things in life!”

“Have a very hoppy Easter!”

“See the land, her Easter keeping, Rises as her Maker rose. Seeds, so long in darkness sleeping, Burst at last from winter snows. Earth with heaven above rejoices…” – Charles Kingsley

“The Lord is risen today. Let us sing and rejoice as part of the congregation of the faithful in this most blessed celebration.”

“Happy Easter! May this day be as special and beautiful as you.”

“Warmest thoughts to you and your family on this holiday. Happy Easter!”

“Happy Easter! I hope you’re surrounded by sunshine, flowers, chocolate, and family on this happy day.”

“Sending sweet thoughts for a happy, hoppy Easter.”

“Giving thanks for friends like you on this special occasion. Happy Easter!”

“You make my heart hop! Happy Easter, little one.”

“Happy Easter to a very special little girl/boy! Enjoy this day and all the sweetness that comes with it.”

“You’re such a good egg. Happy Easter to a sweet daughter/son!”

“Happy Easter to my favorite little bunny.”

“I hope you’re ready for tons of chocolate and pretty painted eggs. Happy Easter!”

“Time to paint some colorful eggs, eat a few chocolate bunnies, and spend time with friends and family. Happy Easter!”

“Here’s hoping the Easter Bunny brings you something extra delicious this year. Happy Easter!”

“Happy Easter to some-bunny who’s very special to me!”

“Happy Easter! May this beautiful day be a testimony to God’s love and glory.”

“It’s time to celebrate His greatest miracle of all. Happy Easter!”

“Thankful for your friendship, for this holiday, and for the grace of Jesus Christ. Happy Easter!”

“Rejoice in the Lord and in this beautiful holiday. Happy Easter!”

Easter Wishes Quotes

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“I think of the garden after the rain; And hope to my heart comes singing, At morn, the cherry-blooms will be white, And the Easter bells be ringing!” – Edna Dean Procter

“Thinking of you on this special day! Best wishes for Easter and the season ahead.”

“Wishing you sunshine and a basket full of chocolate on this beautiful day. Happy Easter!”

“Wishing you a season filled with peace, joy, and beautiful weather. Happy Easter!”

“Wishing you all the love and happiness that only Easter can bring. Have a joyous celebration with your family!”

“Wishing you nothing but smiles, sunshine, and lots of sweet treats this Easter day.”

“Hopping by to wish you a very Happy Easter!”

“He is risen! Wishing you a happy Easter full of blessings.”

“During this hopeful time of year, I wish you and yours the best this Easter.”

“Wishing you a blessed and holy Easter!”

“Sending you Easter blessings and wishing you a reflective, peaceful holiday.”

“May the miracle of Easter bring you peace and joy.”

“Sending many blessings to you during this time of hope, joy, and renewal.”

“Here’s to an Easter spent remembering what the holiday is really about: peace, forgiveness, and the gift of Jesus.”

“Praying that you feel Christ’s love throughout this Easter Day and beyond.”

“May God shower you with blessings, love, and peace this Easter.”

“Have a blessed holiday filled with happiness, love, and faith.”

“Stay blessed and have a beautiful Easter.”

“May you feel the love of God on this blessed day.”

“Today, we remember Jesus’ sacrifice and give thanks for what he brought to our world.”

“It’s Easter morning! Let’s give thanks for this beautiful world—and for sweets galore.”

“Get ready for some eggs-tra special, chocolate-filled surprises in your basket!”

“May you enjoy this day surrounded by friends, family, and plenty of chocolate!”

“Here’s hoping you have a fun, sunny, memorable Easter.”

“Love, chocolate, and sunshine—what more could you need? Have a blessed one!”

“Enjoy your Easter, and may you be blessed with joy this year.”

Funny Easter Quotes

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“Earth’s saddest day and gladdest day were just three days apart!” – Susan Coolidge

“I lied on my Weight Watchers list. I put down that I had 3 eggs… but they were Cadbury chocolate eggs.” – Caroline Rhea

“Those have a short Lent, who owe money to be paid at Easter.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Unfortunately there is nothing more inane than an Easter carol.  It is a religious perversion of the activity of Spring in our blood.” – Wallace Stevens

“May your basket be filled to the brim with sweet treats this year.”

Inspirational Easter Quotes

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“A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“And he departed from our sight that we might return to our heart, and there find Him.  For He departed, and behold, He is here.” – St Augustine

“Could life so end, half told; its school so fail? Soul, soul, there is a sequel to thy tale!” – Robert Mowry Bell

“Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there.” – Clarence W. Hall

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.” – Desmond Tutu

“It is the hour to rend thy chains, The blossom time of souls.” – Katherine Lee Bates

“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

“The resurrection asserts a truth which is by no means always written legibly for all men on the face of nature. It tells us that the spiritual is higher than the material; that in this universe spirit counts for more than matter.” – H.P. Liddon

“Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.” – Robert H. Schuller

“We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining – they just shine.” – Dwight L. Moody

“Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness.” – Floyd W. Tomkins

Easter Love Quotes

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“The very first Easter taught us this: that life never ends and love never dies.” – Kate McGahan

“The spirit of Easter is all about Hope, love, and joyful living.” – Anonymous.

“Once more to new creation Awake, and death gainsay, For death is swallowed up of life, And Christ is risen today!” – George Newell Lovejoy

“On this Easter Sunday, forgive someone, tell someone you love him and let your light shine.” – Author Unknown

“Love knows no limits.” – 1 Corinthians 13:7

“Let everything you do be done in love.” – 1 Corinthians 16:14

“For I remember it is Easter morn, And life and love and peace are all new born.” – Alice Freeman Palmer

“Faith makes all things possible… love makes all things easy.” – Jeffrey R. Holland

“All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!” – Charles M. Schulz, Peanuts

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

Easter Bunny Quotes

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“Have a bunny-tastic Easter!”

“I still believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and true love. Don’t even try to tell me different.” – Dolly Parton

“Easter is so full of important decisions, it’s just becoming too stressful. Let’s see… should I eat the chocolate bunny or jelly beans first?”

“Most people outside of America won’t get it. It’s the Easter bunny. It’s another lie and I don’t understand why we had to invent this character.” – Todd Rundgren

“Do we believe that there is equal economic opportunity out there in the real world, right now, for each and every one of these groups? If we believed in the tooth fairy, if we believed in the Easter Bunny, we might well believe that.” – William Weld

“I still believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and true love. Don’t even try to tell me different.” – Dolly Parton

“So this chocolate princess. Her knight in shining armor is the Easter Bunny.” – Rachel Cohn

“I have always wanted a bunny and I’ll always have a rabbit the rest of my life.” – Amy Sedaris

“I hope the Easter Bunny gave you all the sweet treats you ever wanted!”

“Hope you have a wonderful Easter, filled with chocolate, sunshine, and bunnies.”

“Hop, hop, hop! Hear that? It’s the Easter Bunny on his way!”

“Is there anything better than an Easter spent with some-bunny as sweet as you?”

Easter Quotes Bible

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“He has risen.” – Matthew 28:6

“It is finished.” – John 19:30

“Blessed are those who have not seen and have yet believed.” – John 20:29

“If Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.” – 1 Corinthians 15:14

“Let your light shine before others.” – Matthew 5:16

“Let us rejoice.” – Psalm 118:24

“Where man sees but withered leaves, God sees sweet flowers growing.” – Albert Lighton

“We are stardust. We are the Universe. God loves every one of us. Oh, the happy joy on this special day! All the blessings of Easter to you.”

“The story of Easter is the story of God’s wonderful window of divine surprise.” – Carl Knudsen

“The resurrection of Jesus changes the face of death for all His people. Death is no longer a prison, but a passage into God’s presence. Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there.” – Clarence W. Hall

“The marvel of heaven and earth, time and eternity, is the atoning death of Jesus Christ. This is the mystery that brings more glory to God than all creation.” – C. H. Spurgeon

“The great gift of Easter is hope – Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake.” – Basil C. Hume

“The cross is a onetime visual representation of God’s grief over sin.” – Dean L. Harvey

“Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.” – Virgil A. Kraft

“Our minds cannot comprehend God’s love for us. It is everlasting. It is yours. Happy Easter.”

“On the Third Day, he arose so that we may be forgiven. God Bless You This Easter.”

“I really do believe that God is love, one of deep affection and grace and forgiveness and inspiration.” – William P. Young

“God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and created cages.” – Jacques Deval

“God expects from men something more than at such times, and that it were much to be wished for the credit of their religion as well as the satisfaction of their conscience that their Easter devotions would in some measure come up to their Easter dress.” – Robert South

“But from this earth, this grave, this dust, My God shall raise me up, I trust.” – Walter Raleigh

“…God loves us too much to leave us alone to contend with the pain, guilt and loneliness of our present life.” – Josh McDowell

“No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.” – William Penn

“Our old history ends with the cross; our new history begins with the resurrection.” – Watchman Nee

“Our sin reached its full horror and found its most awful expression in the cross.” – Colin Smith

Easter Quotes About Jesus

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“God is love and he has defeated evil.” – Pope Francis

“We proclaim the resurrection of Christ when his light illuminates the dark moments of our existence.” – Pope Francis

“We were old sinners—but when we came to Christ we are not sinners anymore.” – Joel Osteen

“We live and die; Christ died and lived!” – John Stott

“The resurrection is at the core of our beliefs as Christians. Without it, our faith is meaningless.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin

“The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day He created spring.” – Bernard Williams

“People come together with their families to celebrate Easter. What better way to celebrate than to spend a few hours going on the journey of Christ’s life.” – Roma Downey

“Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“We must not forget that it wasn’t the Jews that put him on the cross, and it wasn’t the Romans. It was my sins, it was your sins, the sins of this world.” – Franklin Graham

“Live in the awareness that Christ lives and that He lives in His people.” – Julien B. Weil

“Christ the Lord is risen today, sons of men and angels say. Raise your joys and triumphs high; sing, ye heavens and earth reply.” – Charles Wesley

“Christ shared our experience; he suffered as we suffer; he died as we shall die, and for forty days in the desert he underwent the struggle between good and evil.” – Bernhard Langer

“Christ has not only spoken to us by his life, but has also spoken for us by his death.” – Soren Kierkegaard

“And all that is therein; Invisible and visible, Their notes let all things blend, For Christ, the Lord is risen. Our joy that hath no end.” – Saint John of Damascus

“All of heaven is interested in the cross of Christ, hell afraid of it, while men are the only ones to ignore its meaning.” – Oswald Chambers

“To a Christian, Easter Sunday means everything, when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.” – Bernhard Langer

“The primary source of the appeal of Christianity is Jesus” – His incarnation, His life, His crucifixion, and His resurrection.” – K. Latourette

“The message of Easter is not that Jesus is alive, it is so much more. The message of Easter is that Jesus has risen!” – Colin Smith

“Let every man and woman count himself immortal. Let him catch the revelation of Jesus in his resurrection. Let him say not merely, ‘Christ is risen,’ but ‘I shall rise.’” – Phillips Brooks

“Jesus did not die on the cross just so we could live comfortable, well-adjusted lives. His purpose is far deeper: He wants to make us like himself before he takes us to heaven. This is our greatest privilege, our immediate responsibility and our ultimate destiny.” – Rick Warren

“It was inevitable that Jesus Christ should be crucified. It was also inevitable that He should rise again.” – H. R. L. Sheppard

“In every grave on earth’s greensward is a tiny seed of the resurrection life of Jesus Christ, and that seed cannot perish. It will germinate when the warm south wind of Christ’s return brings back the spring-tide to this cold sin-cursed earth of ours; and then they that are in their graves, and we who shall lie down in ours, will feel in our mortal bodies the power of His resurrection, and will come forth to life immortal.” – David Gregg

“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” – Jesus Christ

“A dead Christ I must do everything for; a living Christ does everything for me.” – Andrew Murray

Originally published December 17, 2020, updated April 4, 2021

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