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50 Best Easter Quotes That Celebrate Joy and Renewal

Share these Easter quotes with loved ones to honor the holiday of hope, rebirth—and chocolate

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Share these Easter quotes with everyone in your life

Spring is in the air, which means Easter is just around the corner. Easter is a religious holiday that includes a bunch of Easter traditions the whole family can enjoy, like getting in on fun Easter egg hunts and opening Easter baskets filled with delicious candy. And for many, the holiday welcomes a season of great faith, renewed inspiration and joyous optimism. So how do you express your gratitude during this uplifting time of year? One great way is to share these Easter quotes (and some spring quotes too) with loved ones, whether you read them aloud at Easter brunch or write them as heartfelt Easter wishes in your Easter cards.

Below, you’ll find a mix of Easter quotes that will help you capture the meaning of the holiday. They’re sure to make you think, reflect and, in some cases, chuckle! Read on and share your favorites.

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Inspirational Easter quotes

1. “The great gift of Easter is hope.” —Basil C. Hume

2. “For I remember Easter morn, and life and love and peace are all new born.” —Alice Freeman Palmer

3. “Easter is the one morning in all of history where the dawn came twice; once on the eastern horizon and again in eternity.” —Craig D. Lounsbrough

4. “The Easter egg symbolizes our ability to break out of the hardened, protective shell we’ve surrounded ourselves with.” —Siobhan Shaw

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

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

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

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

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

10. “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” —Leo Tolstoy

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

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

13. “Where flowers bloom so does hope.” —Lady Bird Johnson

14. “‘Twas Easter Sunday. The full-blossomed trees filled all the air with fragrance and with joy.” —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Need more inspiration? These uplifting quotes will do the trick.

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Religious Easter quotes

16. “Look at the cross and you will know what one soul means to Jesus.” —Mother Teresa

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

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

19. “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

20. “Christ the Lord is risen. Our joy that hath no end.” —John of Damascus 

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

22. “Here is the amazing thing about Easter. The Resurrection Sunday for Christians is this: that Christ in the dying moments on the cross gives us the greatest illustration of forgiveness possible.” —T.D. Jakes

23. “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

24. “For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.” —1 Corinthians 15:21

25. “They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they didn’t find the body of the Lord Jesus.” —Luke 24:2–3

26. “Unless there is Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.” —Fulton J. Sheen

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

28. “He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins—and not only our sins but the sins of all the world.” —1 John 2:2

29. “I believe in Christ like I believe in the sun—not because I can see it, but by it, I can see everything else.” —C.S. Lewis

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

31. “He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.” —Matthew 28:5–6

32. “Love always involves responsibility, and love always involves sacrifice. And we do not really love Christ unless we are prepared to face His task and to take up His Cross.” —William Barclay

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

34. “Jesus said to her ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.'” —John 11:25

35. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” —2 Corinthians 5:17

Read these Bible quotes for more sayings on strength, hope and comfort.

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Funny Easter quotes

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

37. “Egg hunts are proof that your children can find things when they really want to.” —Unknown

38. “A true friend is someone who thinks you’re a good egg, even if you’re cracked.” —Bernard Meltzer

39. “Good idea: finding the Easter eggs on Easter. Bad idea: finding the Easter eggs on Christmas.” —Jack Handey

40. “Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe filled with slush.” —Doug Larson

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

42. “Is the Easter Bunny a space alien trying to trick us into implanting us with his eggs? Because I will so swear off chocolate right now.” —Thomm Quackenbush, “Artificial Gods”

43. “The Easter Bunny ate all of the carrots that we left for him. What a pig.” —Steve Carell 

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

45. “There’s nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with chocolate.” —Linda Grayson

46. “You know what I’m doing for Easter? I’m gonna be hanging with my Peeps.” —Jay Leno

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

48. “My mom used to say that Greek Easter was later because then you get stuff cheaper.” —Amy Sedaris

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

50. “They have Easter egg hunts in Philadelphia, and if the kids don’t find the eggs, they get booed.” —Bob Uecker

These funny Easter quotes make perfect Easter captions for your holiday posts. If you’re looking for more uplifting words, read these hope quotes too.

Additional reporting by Chloë Nannestad.

Kelly Kuehn
Kelly Kuehn is a former editor for Reader’s Digest who covered entertainment, trivia and history. When she’s not working you can find her watching the latest and greatest movies, listening to a true-crime podcast (or two), blasting ‘90s music and hiking with her dog, Ryker, throughout the Finger Lakes.