Easter holds a special place in the hearts of Christians everywhere. As we approach this celebration of renewal, rebirth, and hope, we feel an obligation to reflect on the profound wisdom and inspiration this joyous occasion brings.

Here, we’ve curated a collection of 45 quotes that capture the essence of Easter, from its religious significance to its symbolism of new beginnings. Join us in exploring these heartfelt and uplifting words as we embark on a journey of self-discovery and and spiritual enlightenment.

Short Easter quotes

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  1. “The great gift of Easter is hope.” Cardinal Basil Hume
  2. “Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life.” S.D. Gordon
  3. “Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.” Janine di Giovanni
  4. “Easter is the only time when it’s perfectly safe to put all your eggs in one basket.” Evan Esar
  5. “The very first Easter taught us this: that life never ends and love never dies.” Kate McGahan
  6. “For I remember it is Easter Morn, and life and love and peace are all new born.” Alice Freeman Palmer
  7. “There would be no Christmas if there was no Easter.” Gordon B. Hinckley
  8. “Easter is never deserved.” Jan Karon
  9. “It’s when you crack open a chocolate Easter egg that smiles emerge.” Anthony T. Hicks
  10. “On Easter Day the veil between time and eternity thins to gossamer.” Douglas Horton

Famous Easter quotes

  1. “Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf in springtime.”  Martin Luther
  2. “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.'” Phillips Brooks
  3. “Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness.” Floyd W. Tomkins
  4. “People celebrate Easter with their near and dear ones. Nothing can be a better holiday to spend with your family than to celebrate the journey of the life of Jesus.” Roma Downey
  5. “Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as as the survival of the soul.” Victor Hugo
  6. “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
  7. “But from this earth, this grave, this dust, my God shall raise me up, I trust.” Sir Walter Raleigh
  8. “‘Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees filled all the air with fragrance and with joy.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  9. “Easter is very important to me. It’s a second chance.” Reba McEntire
  10. “I still believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and true love. Don’t even try to tell me different.” Dolly Parton

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Religious Easter quotes

  1. “We proclaim the resurrection of Christ when His light illuminates the dark moments of our existence.” Pope Francis
  2. “Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.” Pope John Paul II
  3. “Easter was when Hope in person surprised the whole world by coming forward from the future into the present.” N.T. Wright
  4. “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.” Saint Augustine
  5. “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
  6. “The entire plan for the future has its key in the resurrection.” Billy Graham
  7. “A rebirth out of spiritual adversity causes us to become new creatures.” James E. Faust
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  1. “The resurrection is at the core of our beliefs as Christians. Without it, our faith is meaningless.” Joseph B. Wirthlin
  2. “Our old history ends with the cross; our new history begins with our resurrection.” Watchman Nee
  3. “Christ has not only spoken to us by his life but has also spoken for us by his death.” Soren Kierkegaard
  4. “Death is the justification of all the ways of the Christian, the last end of all his sacrifices, the touch of the Great Master which completes the picture.”  Sophie Swetchine
  1. “The Cross was the manifestation of Divine love without reserve or limit; but it was also the expression of man’s unutterable malignity.” Sir Robert Anderson
  2. “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
  3. “Life is wasted if we do not grasp the glory of the cross, cherish it for the treasure that it is, and cleave to it as the highest price of every pleasure and the deepest comfort in every pain.” John Piper
  4. “The cross of Christ is the sweetest burden that I ever bore; it is such a burden as wings are to a bird, or sails to a ship, to carry me forward to my harbor.” Samuel Rutherford
  5. “After Your Son lay three days in a dark hole, you turned the darkest Friday into the brightest Sunday.” Max Lucado
  6. “Take away the cross of Christ, and the Bible is a dark book.” J.C. Ryle
  7. “The best proof that Christ has risen is that he is still alive. And for the immense majority of our contemporaries, the only way of seeing him alive is for us Christians to love one another.” Louis Evely
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Bible verses about Easter

  1. “He is risen.” Matthew 28:6
  2. “Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” John 20:29
  3. “I am the resurrection and the life.” John 11:25
  4. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
  5. “And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power.” Corinthians 6:14
  6. “And by his wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5
  7. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” Corinthians 5:17

Mickey Brown is the senior editor, floral and gifts in the 1-800-Flowers.com Content Studio. In this role, he manages content production, strategy, and operations for Petal Talk. Previously, he was associate editor in the NBC News Brand Studio, where he developed content campaigns for EY, McKinsey & Company, Salvation Army, and other global brands. Before that, he was managing producer of the website icenetwork.com, and spent years in sports marketing and communications.

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