44 Best Easter Quotes to Inspire Hope and Renewal

"Blessed are those who have not seen and have yet believed."

The true meaning of Easter is about so much more than decorating Easter eggs and devouring chocolate bunnies. This time of year, when you want to be reminded of what Easter is all about, look to these best Easter quotes that capture the spirit of everyone's favorite springtime holiday.

These inspiring and uplifting messages about new life and fresh starts remind us to be joyful this time of year. Included in our list are religious and spiritual sayings that are reminiscent of our favorite Easter prayers and Easter Bible verses. This quote from Floyd W. Tomkins' ("Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness") as well as these words from Jeffrey R. Holland ("He knows the way because He is the way") help us reflect on the seriousness of this Christian holiday.

But this list is light-hearted, too. If you're looking for a thoughtful Easter wish or message short enough to write in that bunny-shaped Easter card, you'll find funny sayings and Easter jokes, like this quote from Dolly Parton: "I still believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and true love. Don't even try to tell me different." Other sentiments are tailor-made for Easter Instagram captions—because you know you'll be posting that family photo of everyone in their Sunday best!

Whatever kind of Easter message you're looking for, you're sure to find it on this list of best Easter quotes. Hoppy Easter!

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1 Unknown

"It's not about the bunny; it's about the lamb."

2 Unknown

"Easter egg hunts are proof that children can find things when they really want."

3 Pope Francis
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"God is love and he has defeated evil."

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

5 Jessica Harrelson
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"Spring adds new life and new joy to all that is."

6 Kevin DeYoung
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"By grace we are saved through faith."

7 Victor Hugo
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"The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul."

8 Pope Francis
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"We proclaim the resurrection of Christ when his light illuminates the dark moments of our existence."

9 Oscar Wilde
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"A flower blossoms for its own joy."

10 John 20:29
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"Blessed are those who have not seen and have yet believed."

11 Algernon Charles Swinburne
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"Blossom by blossom the spring begins."

12 Jeffrey R. Holland
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"He knows the way because He is the way."

13 Charles Wesley
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"Christ the Lord is risen today, sons of men and angels say. Raise your joys and triumphs high; sing, ye heavens and Earth reply."

14 Siobhan Shaw
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"The Easter egg symbolizes our ability to break out of the hardened, protective shell we've surrounded ourselves with..."

15 Charles M. Crowe
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"Easter is the demonstration of God that life is essentially spiritual and timeless."

16 1 Corinthians 16:14
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"Let everything you do be done in love."

17 Dolly Parton
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"I still believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and true love. Don't even try to tell me different."

18 Pablo Neruda
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"You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming."

19 Henri Matisse
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"There are always flowers for those who want to see them."

20 Joel Osteen
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"We were old sinners—but when we came to Christ we are not sinners anymore."

21 Carl Knudsen
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"The story of Easter is the story of God’s wonderful window of divine surprise."

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

23 Floyd W. Tomkins
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"Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness."

24 Roma Downey
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"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."

25 Phillips Brooks
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"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.'"

26 Martin Luther
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"Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime."

27 Bernhard Langer
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"To a Christian, Easter Sunday means everything, when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ."

28 Reba McEntire
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"Easter is very important to me. It’s a second chance."

29 Douglas Horton
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"On Easter Day the veil between time and eternity thins to gossamer."

30 Walter Raleigh
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"But from this earth, this grave, this dust, my God shall raise me up, I trust."

31 James E. Faust
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"A rebirth out of spiritual adversity causes us to become new creatures."

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

33 William Shakespeare
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"April hath put a spirit of youth in everything."

34 Lady Bird Johnson
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"Where flowers bloom, so does hope."

35 Kate McGahan
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"The very first Easter taught us this: that life never ends and love never dies."

36 Watchman Nee
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"Our old history ends with the cross; our new history begins with our resurrection."

37 S.D. Gordon
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"Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life."

38 Basil C. Hume
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"The great gift of Easter is hope."

39 Alice Freeman Palmer
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"For I remember it is Easter morn, and life and love and peace are all new born."

40 Janine di Giovanni
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"Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life."

41 Clarence W. Hall
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"Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won't stay there."

42 Craig D. Lounsbrough
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"Easter is a time when God turned the inevitability of death into the invincibility of life."

43 Matthew 28:6
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"He is risen."

44 John 19:30
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"It is finished."

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