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60 Best Easter Quotes and Sayings to Celebrate Renewal in 2024

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 (and Palm Sunday too!). 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 with loved ones, whether you read them aloud at Easter brunch or write them as heartfelt Easter wishes in your cards.

Ahead, you’ll find a mix of “Happy 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

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

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

18. “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” —Henri Matisse

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

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

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Religious Easter quotes

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

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

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

24. “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

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

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

27. “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

28. “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

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

30. “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

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

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

33. “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

34. “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

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

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

37. “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

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

39. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Funny Easter quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

52. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.