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27 Happy Easter Quotes to Inspire Hope

Winter is over, and spring has sprung! Let these wise words get you in the Easter spirit.

Easter eggs and flowers with text: Easter is on its way!RD.com, Getty Images

That’s right, it’s finally springtime, which means that the snow has (mostly) melted, flowers are blooming, and we all get to eat chocolate (which definitely tastes better when it’s egg-shaped, for some reason). Yes, spring brings Easter, which is not only a religious holiday and a day to enjoy delicious chocolate, cute bunnies, and even cuter baby chickens, but also marks spring as the season of hope and new beginnings. These happy Easter quotes will remind you to seize the spring and use the new season as inspiration for all your plans and goals. Confusingly, Easter falls on a different day every year—here’s why.

"The great gift of Easter is hope." — Basil C. HumeRD.com, Getty Images

A day for hope

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

And the other great gift of Easter is Easter goodies! Get inspired with these creative Easter basket ideas.

"I still believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and true love. Don't even try to tell me different." — Dolly PartonRD.com, Getty Images

Believin’ 9 to 5

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

This happy Easter quote makes us love Dolly even more! She gets it. No doubt Ms. Parton knows all of these secrets for true happiness.

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.”— William ShakespeareRD.com, Getty Images

If the Bard says so…

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

It must be true! As a guy whose career has lasted over 400 years, Shakespeare must know a thing or two about the spirit of youth. He might even appear in one of these charming vintage photos that show how Easter used to be celebrated.

"That is one good thing about this world, there are always sure to be more springs.” — L.M MontgomeryRD.com, Getty Images

Something to look forward to

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

Montgomery brought joy to millions with her Anne of Green Gables series, and this happy Easter quote reminds us that joy is something that always returns. These beautiful spring quotes will help you celebrate the season year after year.

“Egg hunts are proof that your children can find things when they really want to." — UnknownRD.com, Getty Images

The kids are alright

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

This may also be proof that chocolate is the most powerful motivator. Relax with the best Easter movies of all time.

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” — Leo TolstoyRD.com, Getty Images

Forget New Year’s resolutions

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

We love the idea of saving our New Year’s resolutions for when it’s not freezing cold outside, and dark by 5 p.m. Motivation is a lot easier in the sunshine! These inspirational morning quotes will help you work toward your dreams.

“A flower blossoms for its own joy.” — Oscar WildeRD.com, Getty Images

Change for yourself

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

This happy Easter quote reminds us that we don’t have to do things for external validation. Your goals and desires are for you alone, and you don’t have to make anyone else happy with them! Life is simply too short. The only thing you probably can’t do is balance an egg on the spring equinox—or can you?

"Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life." — S.D. GordonRD.com, Getty Images

The most beautiful time of the year

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

There’s nothing sweeter than a baby: Human, rabbit, chicken, they’re all adorable. These too-cute-for-words baby animal pictures will make you melt.

"Where flowers bloom so does hope." — Lady Bird JohnsonRD.com, Getty Images

Hope comes in every color

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

We love this happy Easter quote because of its simplicity; all you have to do is look around to see flowers in springtime! That’s why it’s the season of hope. For maximum exposure, check out the best national parks in America to see amazing spring wildflowers.

“A true friend is someone who thinks you’re a good egg, even if you’re cracked.” — Bernard MeltzerRD.com, Getty Images

Egg-cellent friends

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

Easter is truly the egg’s time to shine, and it’s a great time to let your friends know how much you appreciate them, too! Start with these great quotes that sum up the power of friendship.

“Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe filled with slush.” — Doug LarsonRD.com, Getty Images

Warm heart, cold foot

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

We love a spirit that can’t be dampened! This happy Easter quote makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside (except for our feet, obviously).

"Once you choose hope, anything is possible." — Christopher ReeveRD.com, Getty Images

Hope opens doors

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

Optimism is a choice, and choices can be made at any time. These spring celebrations from around the world show the power of the new season.

"Keep your face towards the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.” — UnknownRD.com, Getty Images

Springtime optimism

“Keep your face towards the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.” — Unknown

This happy Easter quote reminds us all to keep focusing on the things that bring us joy.  Speaking of joy—these Easter crafts for kids will spark joy for your entire family and keep children entertained!

"For I remember Easter morn, and life and love and peace are all new born." — Alice Freeman PalmerRD.com, Getty Images

Morning has broken

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

Some days really do have the power to make us think about the important things in life, and Easter is definitely one of them. These spectacular photos will help you celebrate the start of spring.

"Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” — Hans Christian AndersonRD.com, Getty Images

Ingredients for happily ever after

“Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” — Hans Christian Anderson

Spring sunshine? Check. Spring break freedom? Check. A little flower? How about a whole field of them! Check check. Easter happiness? Complete.

“Easter is the only time when it’s perfectly safe to put all your eggs in one basket.” — Evan EsarRD.com, Getty Images

Once you’ve found them, that is…

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

Easter truly is the best time to have a basket full of chocolate. Wait, that’s what this quote means, right? Anyway, this is how eggs became synonymous with Easter. If you need Easter egg inspiration, check out these Easter egg designs that’ll take your egg decorating game to the next level.

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.” — Pablo NerudaRD.com, Getty Images

Life finds a way

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

We love this happy Easter quote because it reminds us that even the gravest threats to our happiness cannot stop happiness from returning. That’s right, chocolate Easter bunnies will be back in stock next year.

"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." — Martin Luther King, Jr.RD.com, Getty Images

Hope springs eternal

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Temporary setbacks are not a true obstacle to real change. Let these quotes from eternal optimists inspire you to keep fighting.

"Spring adds new life and new joy to all that is." — Jessica HarrelsonRD.com, Getty Images

The joy of living

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

Spring is the season of rebirth and joy, and Easter is the festival to celebrate it. You deserve to feel some springtime joy!

“Spring: A lovely reminder how beautiful change can truly be.” — UnknownRD.com, Getty Images

Changing seasons

“Spring: A lovely reminder how beautiful change can truly be.” — Unknown

This is truly a happy Easter quote to remind you to appreciate the power of change. These powerful kindness quotes will stay with you.

"The deep roots never doubt that spring will come.” — Marty RubinRD.com, Getty Images

Keeping the faith

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

This beautiful quote inspires us to stay patient. The only truth is that this too (the freezing cold winter) shall pass, and spring will eventually come. Eventually!

"The Earth laughs in flowers." — Ralph Waldo EmersonRD.com, Getty Images

Spring must be the funniest season

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

We’re not positive, but it seems likely that a giggle = snowdrops, guffaw = crocuses, and a full belly laugh is that sudden explosion of daffodils you saw at the park. Celebrate this hilarious time of year with the 121 funniest quotes of all time.

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

Wah wah chocolate

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

The Peanuts creator really knew what life was all about: love and chocolate.

“The Easter egg symbolizes our ability to break out of the hardened, protective shell we’ve surrounded ourselves with." — Siobhan ShawRD.com, Getty Images

Come out of your shell

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

As Easter is the time of rebirth, it’s also a great time to reevaluate your priorities and see what blockages you’re unconsciously putting in your own way. It’s also a great time to decorate some eggs!

"Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get warmer.” — Anita KrizzanRD.com, Getty Images

Spring = happiness

“Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get warmer.” — Anita Krizzan

This happy Easter quote is the mantra you repeat to yourself when you wake up in February and the heating hasn’t come on yet. Life will get warmer!

"Good idea: Finding the Easter eggs on Easter. Bad idea: finding the Easter eggs on Christmas.” — Jack HandeyRD.com, Getty Images

Make a list, check it twice

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

We interpret this quote as a reminder to keep searching, to never give up our hope, and persevere against all odds. Also as a reminder to make a list of where you hid each Easter egg in the yard, to avoid a nasty bug-ridden surprise when you’re next out there weeding. But also, never give up! We know you’re wondering, so here’s the lowdown on the spring equinox.

“Blossom by blossom the spring begins.” — Algernon Charles SwinburneRD.com, Getty Images

Slowly but surely

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

This happy Easter quote lets us know that good things take time. It’s about appreciating the journey, enjoying each bud as it unfurls to become a beautiful blossom, slowing down to take a walk in the spring flowers.  Next, learn everything you wanted to know about the history of the Easter bunny.

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