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40 Beautiful Easter Quotes to Share

Quotes from Pope Francis, Mother Teresa, C.S. Lewis, and others to remember and share as Easter approaches.

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Easter is a blessed time of hope, renewal, and rebirth. We hope these uplifting Easter quotes will help you celebrate the season and experience the beauty of this holy day.

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Easter Quotes About Hope

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1. 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, theologian

2. Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. —Anne Lamott, novelist

3. I still believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and true love. Don’t even try to tell me different. Dolly Parton, singer-songwriter

4. Take it upon yourself where you live to make people around you joyful and full of hope. —Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa

5. Upon an Easter Morning, so early in the day, the organ in the chancel sang both grand and gay. — Eleanor Farjeon, author

6. Easter is the only time when it’s perfectly safe to put all of your eggs in one basket. —Evan Esar, humorist

7. A joyful heart is like the sunshine of God’s love, the hope of eternal happiness. Mother Teresa, nun

8. 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. —Roma Downey, actress

9. I for sure believe in miracles. For me, a miracle is seeing the world with light in your eyes. It’s knowing there’s always hope and possibility where none seems to exist. —Oprah Winfrey, host

10. Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal and new life. —Janine di Giovanni, author

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Short Easter Quotes

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11. On Easter Day the veil between time and eternity thins to gossamer. —Douglas Horton, clergyman

12. Don’t wait up to see if the Easter Bunny is real. Just enjoy the egg hunt. —Shana Alexander, journalist

13. Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life. —S.D. Gordon, author

14. To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. —Audrey Hepburn, actress

15. Easter is very important to me, it’s a second chance. —Reba McEntire, singer

16. An end is only a beginning in disguise. —Craig D. Lounsbrough, author

17. The Earth laughs in flowers. —Ralph Waldo Emerson, essayist

18. The very first Easter taught us this: that life never ends and love never dies. —Kate McGahan, author

19. The great gift of Easter is hope. —Basil Hume, bishop

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

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Religious Easter Quotes

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21. But from this earth, this grave, this dust, my God shall raise me up, I trust. —Walter Raleigh, statesman

22. Easter says to us that despite everything to the contrary, his will for us will prevail, love will prevail over hate, justice over injustice and oppression, peace over exploitation and bitterness. Desmond Tutu, bishop

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

24. Easter is always the answer to “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me!” —Madeleine L’Engle, writer

25. Angels, roll the rock away; Death, yield up thy mighty prey: See, He rises from the tomb, Glowing with immortal bloom. —Thomas Scott, hymnwriter

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

27. He died not for men, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less. C.S. Lewis, writer

28. Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time. —Martin Luther, priest

29. Easter all her birds are singing, Easter, and the souls of men, lying long in strife and shadow, take the light of heaven again. —John James Britton, author

30. Our old history ends with the cross; our new history begins with the resurrection. —Watchman Nee, teacher

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Easter Quotes from the Bible

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31. But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.” —Luke 24:1-6

32. But Jesus called for them and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.” —Luke 18:16

33. 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. —1 Peter 1:3

34. 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

35. I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead. —Philippians 3:10-11

36. 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?” — John 11:25-26

37. 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. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? —Romans 8:34-35

38. So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them. —Mark 16:8

39. But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. —1 Corinthians 15:20-21

40. Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going. —John 14: 1-4


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