100 Happy Easter Quotes That Inspire Hope

These happy Easter quotes will help you learn the meaning of the Resurrection.

And help you find hope in life’s winters.

Easter is foremost a Christian holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

For Christians, Easter gives hope of forgiveness and eternal life to everyone who believes. Easter teaches that death is not the end but a new beginning.

Easter is also celebrated as a non-religious holiday. For many children, Easter is a time of Easter bunnies, Easter eggs, egg hunts and coloring, Easter baskets, and chocolate.

There’s nothing wrong with these activities, but they miss the real gift of Easter.

Easter is about a father whose love for you is so powerful that he sacrifices his only Son for your forgiveness. Like spring, Easter gives hope for a new life after death. 

Happy Easter Quotes That Inspire Hope


Short Happy Easter Quotes

“I Have Always Wanted A Bunny And I’ll Always Have A Rabbit The Rest Of My Life.”

∼Amy Sedaris


“Then came the healing time, hearts started to shine, soul felt so fine, oh what a freeing time it was.”

―Aberjhani, Songs from the Black Skylark zPed Music Player


“It’s when you crack open a chocolate Easter egg, that smiles emerge.”

∼Anthony T. Hincks


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

∼Reba McEntire


“The great gift of Easter is hope.”

∼Basil C. Hume


“There would be no Christmas if there was no Easter.”

∼Gordon B. Hinckley


“Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life.”

∼ S.D. Gordon


Inspirational Easter Quotes

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

∼Kate McGahan


“Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life.”

∼S.D. Gordon


“Today we celebrate the gift of victory over every fall we have ever experienced.”

∼Jeffrey R. Holland


“For I remember it is Easter morn, and life and love and peace are all new born.”

∼Alice Freeman Palmer


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

∼Janine di Giovanni


“If Easter Says Anything To Us Today, It Says This: You Can Put Truth In A Grave, But It Won’t Stay There. You Can Nail It To A Cross, Wrap It In Winding Sheets And Shut It Up In A Tomb, But It Will Rise!”

∼Clarence W. Hall


“Could life so end, half told; its school so fail?

Soul, soul, there is a sequel to thy tale!”

∼Robert Mowry Bell


“On Easter Day the veil between time and eternity thins to gossamer.”

∼Douglas Horton


“The Stars Shall Fade Away, The Sun Himself

Grow Dim With Age, And Nature Sink In Years;

But Thou Shalt Flourish In Immortal Youth,

Unhurt Amid The War Of Elements,

The Wreck Of Matter, And The Crush Of Worlds.”

∼ Joseph Addison


“Twas Easter-sunday. The Full-blossomed Trees

Filled All The Air With Fragrance And With Joy.”

∼ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Spanish Student


“Richest Raiment, Many-hued,

Spring-enwoven Now She Throws,

Smiling, Round Her Throbbing Bosom,

And Her Face With Gladness Glows…

So She Springs From Dust And Ashes,

With A Glad Victorious Smile,

And The Merry March Winds Echo

Down The Budding Green Defile.”

∼ J.J. Britton, “Easter”


“Ye Sleeping Buds, Break

Open Your Green Cerements, And Wake

To Fragrant Blossoming For His Sweet Sake.”

∼ Margaret French Patton


“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 Proctor, “Easter Bells”


Easter Tells Us That Life Is To Be Interpreted Not Simply In Terms Of Things But In Terms Of Ideals.

∼ Charles M. Crowe


“Starting Over Is An Acceptance Of A Past We Can’t Change, An Unrelenting Conviction That The Future Can Be Different, And The Stubborn Wisdom To Use The Past To Make The Future What The Past Was Not.”

∼ Craig D. Lounsbrough


“If Anyone Or Anything Tries To Curse Or Kill The Goodness At The Center Of All Things, It Will Just Keep Coming Back To Life. Forever Easter.”

∼ David Housholder, The Blackberry Bush


“In The Oddity Or Maybe The Miracle Of Life, The Roots Of Something New Frequently Lie In The Decaying Husks Of Something Old.”

∼Craig D. Lounsbrough


“A Sunset Is Nothing More And Nothing Less Than The Backside Of A Sunrise.”

∼ Craig D. Lounsbrough


“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. Schuller


“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. Schuller


“The Symbolic Language Of The Crucifixion Is The Death Of The Old Paradigm; Resurrection Is A Leap Into A Whole New Way Of Thinking.”

∼ Deepak Chopra


Spring and Easter Quotes

“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.” ∼Unknown


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

∼Martin Luther


“The deep roots never doubt spring will come.”

∼Marty Rubin


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

∼William Shakespeare


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


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


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

∼Bernard Williams


“Well Pleaseth Me The Sweet Time Of Easter

That Maketh The Leaf And The Flower Come Out.”

∼ Bertran De Born


“Easter Is…

Joining In A Birdsong,

Eying An Early Sunrise,

Smelling Yellow Daffodils,

Unbolting Windows And Doors,

Skipping Through Meadows,

Cuddling Newborns,

Hoping, Believing,

Reviving Spent Life,

Inhaling Fresh Air,

Sprinkling Seeds Along Furrows,

Tracking In The Mud.

Easter Is The Soul’s First Taste Of Spring.”

∼ Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & A Little Poetry For Every Day Of The Year


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Funny Easter Quotes

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

∼Evan Esar


“Bunnies Are Cuddly

The Large And The Small

But I Like Chocolate Ones

The Best Of Them All.”



“I Lied On My Weight Watchers List. I Put Down That I Had 3 Eggs… But They Were Cadbury Chocolate Eggs.”

∼ Caroline Rhea


“Two thousand years ago Jesus is crucified, three days later he walks out of a cave and they celebrate with chocolate bunnies and marshmallow Peeps and beautifully decorated eggs. I guess these were things Jesus loved as a child.”

∼ Billy Crystal


“Those Have A Short Lent, Who Owe Money To Be Paid At Easter.”

∼ Benjamin Franklin


“I Had My Boy In Boston On Easter Sunday. That Kills Me, From A Sports Perspective. He’s A Boston Baby And I’m A New York Guy.”

∼ Kevin James


“A Strangely Reflective, Even Melancholy Day. Is That Because, Unlike Our Cousins In The Northern Hemisphere, Easter Is Not Associated With The Energy And Vitality Of Spring But With The More Subdued Spirit Of Autumn.”

∼ Hugh Mackay


“My Mom Used To Say That Greek Easter Was Later Because Then You Get Stuff Cheaper.”

∼ Amy Sedaris


“Easter Is So Disappointing. You Suffer All The Way Through Lent, And What Do You Get For It? A Ham.”

∼Garrison Keillor


“Lent Was Invented So Catholics Could Take Another Shot At Their New Year’s Resolutions.”

∼Melanie White


“My Father Was So Cheap. For Easter We’d Wear The Same Clothes, But He’d Take Us To A Different Church.

∼ Aj Jamal


“Easter Has Been Cancelled. They Found The Body.”

∼ Jim Butcher, Storm Front


“A Guy Comes Down To Earth, Takes Your Sins, Dies, And Comes Back Three Days Later. You Believe In Him And Go To Heaven Forever. How Do You Get From That To Hide-the-eggs? Did Jesus Have A Problem With Eggs? Did He Go, “When I Come Back, If I See Any Eggs, The Whole Salvation Thing Is Off.”’

∼Jon Stewart


“I Want To Be As Historically Accurate As Possible. Does Anyone Know Exactly What Time Jesus Handed Out All The Chocolate Easter Eggs?”

∼Aristotles ‏@Aristotlesnz


“Happy Easter, everyone! Jesus dies, comes back from the dead — and we get chocolate eggs. It’s like turn-down service from God.”

∼Denis Leary


“Hedwig didn’t return until the end of the Easter holidays. Percy’s letter was enclosed in a package of Easter eggs that Mrs. Weasley had sent. Both Harry’s and Ron’s were the size of dragon eggs, and full of home-made toffee. Hermione’s, however, was smaller than a chicken’s egg. Her face fell when she saw it.

“Your mum doesn’t read Witch’s Weekly, by any chance, does she, Ron?” she asked quietly.

“Yeah,” said Ron, whose mouth was full of toffee. “Gets it for the recipes.”

Hermione looked sadly at her tiny egg.”

∼ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire





Easter Quotes Religious

“A rebirth out of spiritual adversity causes us to become new creatures.”

∼James E. Faust


“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


“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


“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


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

∼Saint Augustine


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

∼Watchman Nee


“We Live And Die; Christ Died And Lived!”

∼ John Stott


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

∼Albert Laighton


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

∼Craig D. Lounsbrough


“Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.”

∼Pope John Paul II


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

∼ Robert Flat


“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


“It is the hour to rend thy chains,

The blossom time of souls.”

∼ Katherine Lee Bates


“Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer;

Death is strong, but Life is stronger;

Stronger than the dark, the light;

Stronger than the wrong, the right…”

∼ Phillips Brooks, An Easter Carol


“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.”‘

∼Phillip Brooks


“Celestial Spirit That Doth Roll

The Heart’s Sepulchral Stone Away,

Be This Our Resurrection Day,

The Singing Easter Of The Soul—

O Gentle Master Of The Wise,

Teach Us To Say: “I Will Arise.”‘

∼ Richard Le Gallienne


“The Fasts Are Done; The Aves Said;

The Moon Has Filled Her Horn

And In The Solemn Night I Watch

Before The Easter Morn.

So Pure, So Still The Starry Heaven,

So Hushed The Brooding Air,

I Could Hear The Sweep Of An Angel’s Wings

If One Should Earthward Fare”

∼ Edna Dean Proctor, Easter Morning


“But From This Earth, This Grave, This Dust,

My God Shall Raise Me Up, I Trust.”

∼ Walter Raleigh


“He Takes Men Out Of Time And Makes Them Feel Eternity.”

∼ Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Thou Art The Sun Of Other Days.

They Shine By Giving Back The Rays.”

∼ John Keble, The Christian Year: Easter Days


“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


“Once More To New Creation Awake,

And Death Gainsay,

For Death Is Swallowed Up Of Life,

And Christ Is Risen Today!”

∼ George Newell Lovejoy


“Let The Resurrection Joy Lift Us From Loneliness And Weakness And Despair To Strength And Beauty And Happiness.”

∼ Floyd W. Tomkins


“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


There Is Not Room For Death,

Nor Atom That His Might Could Render Void:

Thou—thou Art Being And Breath,

And What Thou Art May Never Be Destroyed.

∼ Emily Bronte


“The Story Of Easter Is The Story Of God’s Wonderful Window Of Divine Surprise.”

∼ Carl Knudsen


“Angels, Roll The Rock Away;

Death, Yield Up Thy Mighty Prey:

See, He Rises From The Tomb,

Glowing With Immortal Bloom.”

∼Thomas Scott, Easter Angels


“And As He Was Resurrected

On That Day, So Very Fair,

Let Our Thoughts Be Resurrected

From Wrong Thinking To God’s Care…”

∼Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, Easter


“Easter, All Her Birds Are Singing,

Easter, And The Souls Of Men,

Lying Long In Strife And Shadow,

Take The Light Of Heaven Again.”

∼ J.J. Britton, Easter


“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, Sermons


“Remember Jesus of Nazareth, staggering on broken feet out of the tomb toward the Resurrection, bearing on his body the proud insignia of the defeat which is victory, the magnificent defeat of the human soul at the hands of God.”

∼Frederick Buechner, The Magnificent Defeat


“Easter is never deserved.”

∼Jan Karon, Home to Holly Springs


“And Now Brothers, I Will Ask You A Terrible Question, And God Knows I Ask It Also Of Myself. Is The Truth Beyond All Truths, Beyond The Stars, Just This: That To Live Without Him Is The Real Death, That To Die With Him The Only Life?

∼ Frederick Buechner, The Magnificent Defeat


“Jesus’s Resurrection Is The Beginning Of God’s New Project Not To Snatch People Away From Earth To Heaven But To Colonize Earth With The Life Of Heaven. That, After All, Is What The Lord’s Prayer Is About.”

∼N.T. Wright, Surprised By Hope: Rethinking Heaven, The Resurrection, And The Mission Of The Church


“Easter Was When Hope In Person Surprised The Whole World By Coming Forward From The Future Into The Present.”

∼ N.T. Wright, Surprised By Hope: Rethinking Heaven, The Resurrection, And The Mission Of The Church


“We can walk to ‘nowhere’ and think that ‘nowhere’ is ‘somewhere.’ For such are the roads paved by men. Yet, the humility of a manger and the magnificence of a cross constructed a road to the ‘everywhere’ that forever abolished the ‘nowhere’ of men.”

∼Craig D. Lounsbrough


“To be sure, it was not Easter Sunday but Holy Saturday, but, the more I reflect on it, the more this seems to be fitting for the nature of our human life: we are still awaiting Easter; we are not yet standing in the full light but walking toward it full of trust.”

―Pope Benedict XVI, Milestones: Memoirs 1927-1977


“An End Is Only A Beginning In Disguise.”

∼ Craig D. Lounsbrough, An Intimate Collision: Encounters With Life And Jesus


“God is not interested in your art but, your heart.”

∼Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha



“Easter Is Reflecting Upon Suffering For One Thing, But It Also Reflects Upon Jesus And His Non Compliance In The Face Of Great Authority Where He Holds To His Truth—so There’s Two Stories There.”

∼Michael Leunig


“Easter May Seem Boring To Children, And It Is Blessedly Unencumbered By The Silly Fun That Plagues Christmas. Yet It Contains The One Thing Needful For Every Human Life: The Good News Of Resurrection.”

∼Frederica Mathewes-green


“To A Christian, Easter Sunday Means Everything, When We Celebrate The Resurrection Of Jesus Christ.

∼Bernhard Langer


“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


“The First Thing That Stuck In The Minds Of The Disciples Was Not The Empty Tomb, But Rather The Empty Grave Clothes—undisturbed In Form And Position.”

∼ Josh Mcdowell


“Christ Appeared Alive On Several Occasions After The Cataclysmic Events Of That First Easter.”

∼ Josh Mcdowell


“Christmas and Easter can be subjects for poetry, but Good Friday, like Auschwitz, cannot. The reality is so horrible it is not surprising that people should have found it a stumbling block to faith.”

∼W.H. Auden


“Easter Is The Demonstration Of God That Life Is Essentially Spiritual And Timeless.”

∼Charles M. Crowe


“The gifts of the Master are these: freedom, life, hope, new direction, transformation, and intimacy with God. If the cross was the end of the story, we would have no hope. But the cross isn’t the end. Jesus didn’t escape from death; he conquered it and opened the way to heaven for all who will dare to believe. The truth of this moment, if we let it sweep over us, is stunning. It means Jesus really is who he claimed to be, we are really as lost as he said we are, and he really is the only way for us to intimately and spiritually connect with God again.”

∼Steven James, Story


“If Jesus Did Not Rise From The Dead, Then His Death Was A Failure, God Did Not Vindicate His Sin-bearing Achievement, And We Are Still In Our Sins.”

∼ John Piper


“Immanuel, God With Us In Our Nature, In Our Sorrow, In Our Lifework, In Our Punishment, In Our Grave, And Now With Us, Or Rather We With Him, In Resurrection, Ascension, Triumph, And Second Advent Splendor.”

∼Charles H. Spurgeon


“If man had his way, the plan of redemption would be an endless and bloody conflict. In reality, salvation was bought not by Jesus’ fist, but by His nail-pierced hands; not by muscle but by love; not by vengeance but by forgiveness; not by force but by sacrifice. Jesus Christ our Lord surrendered in order that He might win; He destroyed His enemies by dying for them and conquered death by allowing death to conquer Him.”

∼A.W. Tozer, Preparing for Jesus’ Return: Daily Live the Blessed Hope


“The message of Easter is that God’s new world has been unveiled in Jesus Christ and that you’re now invited to belong to it.”

∼ N.T. Wright


“Good Friday and Easter free us to think about other things far beyond our own personal fate, about the ultimate meaning of all life, suffering, and events; and we lay hold of a great hope.”

∼ Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Non-Religious Easter Quotes

“Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life.”

∼S.D. Gordon


“What is the real purpose behind the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus? They seem like greater steps toward faith and imagination, each with a payoff. Like cognitive training exercises.”

∼Chuck Palahniuk


“It’s Strange. How Hollow I Feel. Like There Might Be Echoes Inside Of Me. Like I’m One Of Those Chocolate Rabbits They Used To Sell Around Easter, The Ones That Were Nothing More Than A Sweet Shell Encapsulating A World Of Nothing. I’m Like That. I Encapsulate A World Of Nothing.”

∼Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me


“At one time I smoked, but in 1959 I couldn’t think of anything else to give up for Lent, so I stopped, and I haven’t had a cigarette since.”

∼ Ethel Merman


“Somehow we just don’t make the same boisterous fun of Holy Week that we do of Christmas. No one plans to have a holly, jolly Easter.”

∼ Frederica Mathewes-Green


Easter Quotes Christian Bible Verses

John 19:30

It is finished.


Matthew 5:16

Let your light shine before others.


Matthew 28:6

He is risen.


Luke 24:2-3

They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.


Philippians 2:8

And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!


2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!


Colossians 1:13-14

For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.


Romans 8:34

Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.


Romans 6:8-11

Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.


Luke 23:46-47

Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last. The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, “Surely this was a righteous man.”


Acts 3:15

You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead.


1 Corinthians 15:3-8

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance. Or you at the first: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas. That is, Peter and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.


John 11:25-26

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”


Acts 4:33

With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all.


1 Peter 1:3

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.


Mark 15:46-47

So Joseph bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb. 47 Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joseph saw where he was laid.


What is a good Easter quote?

“Jesus’s resurrection is the beginning of God’s new project not to snatch people away from earth to heaven but to colonize earth with the life of heaven. That, after all, is what the Lord’s Prayer is about.”

~N.T. Wright, Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church


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