61 Short Easter Quotes for a Happy Holiday

Easter Quotes

Use these short Easter quotes to wish a happy Easter to your friends, family, colleagues and followers. A great collection of general Easter wishes that are a mix of funny, religious, short and sweet.

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Easter Quotes

Easter is the demonstration of God that life is essentially spiritual and timeless.

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

We no longer live within the day on which death seemed victorious. We live in the day that came three days after. We call it Easter.

“We no longer live within the day on which death seemed victorious. We live in the day that came three days after. We call it Easter.” – Marcia Laycock

But what appeared to be a defeat was actually the greatest victory of all. In his death, Jesus defeated sin. On Easter morning, death too was defeated.

“But what appeared to be a defeat was actually the greatest victory of all. In his death, Jesus defeated sin. On Easter morning, death too was defeated.” – Eugene H. Peterson

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Once more to new creation Awake, and death gainsay, For death is swallowed up of life, And Christ is risen today!

“Once more to new creation Awake, and death gainsay, For death is swallowed up of life, And Christ is risen today!” – George Newell Lovejoy

The Easter earthquake invites us into a new creation: a creation . . . In this new creation, the tomb does not signal the end of Jesus’ story but the beginning of the reign of his love, grace, justice, and peace.

“The Easter earthquake invites us into a new creation: a creation . . . In this new creation, the tomb does not signal the end of Jesus’ story but the beginning of the reign of his love, grace, justice, and peace.” – James A. Harnish

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

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

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

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

Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness.

“Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness.” – Floyd W. Tomkins

He takes men out of time and makes them feel eternity.

“He takes men out of time and makes them feel eternity.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ’I love you.’

“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

Easter is a time where we are reminded that conclusions in man’s mind are the beginnings of God’s plan.

“Easter is a time where we are reminded that conclusions in man’s mind are the beginnings of God’s plan.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

The cross could never hold Me, my Father set me free; I live! I walk in glory! No grave had claims on me.

“The cross could never hold Me, my Father set me free; I live! I walk in glory! No grave had claims on me.” – Greta Zwaan

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

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

‘Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees filled all the air with fragrance and with joy.

“‘Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees filled all the air with fragrance and with joy.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Whereas Christmas brings the promise of peace on earth to all, within all, Easter reveals the achievement of full Christhood by the Master and reveals the way by which we can attain immortality.

“Whereas Christmas brings the promise of peace on earth to all, within all, Easter reveals the achievement of full Christhood by the Master and reveals the way by which we can attain immortality.” – Joel S. Goldsmith

His sacrifice is the heart of the story. But not the end of the story. The Lord’s resurrection is the most glorious, victorious moment in history.

“His sacrifice is the heart of the story. But not the end of the story. The Lord’s resurrection is the most glorious, victorious moment in history.” – Liz Curtis Higgs

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!

“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

But from this earth, this grave, this dust, My God shall raise me up, I trust.

“But from this earth, this grave, this dust, My God shall raise me up, I trust.” – Walter Raleigh

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

“But from this earth, this grave, this dust, my God shall raise me up, I trust.” – Walter Raleigh

Easter is the holiest day of the year for Christians. It is a time for family gatherings to celebrate their faith as well as the beginning of Spring.

“Easter is the holiest day of the year for Christians. It is a time for family gatherings to celebrate their faith as well as the beginning of Spring.” – Laura Sommers

It’s impossible to reflect upon Easter and all of its hardships without letting it reflect in and through us.

“It’s impossible to reflect upon Easter and all of its hardships without letting it reflect in and through us.” – Stacy Voss

The resurrection is at the core of our beliefs as Christians. Without it, our faith is meaningless.

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

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

“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.

“Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life.” – By S.D. Gordon

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

“For I remember it is Easter morn, And life and love and peace are all new born.” – Alice Freeman Palmer

It’s not about the bunny; it’s about the lamb.

“It’s not about the bunny; it’s about the lamb.” – Unknown

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

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

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

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

The resurrection of Jesus is the most amazing miracle of all time. It is well documented that not only one person saw Him but hundreds.

“The resurrection of Jesus is the most amazing miracle of all time. It is well documented that not only one person saw Him but hundreds.” – Catherine Pulsifer

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

“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

We understand and acknowledge that the Resurrection has placed a glorious crown upon all of Christ’s sufferings!

“We understand and acknowledge that the Resurrection has placed a glorious crown upon all of Christ’s sufferings!” – A.W. Tozer

Easter, so longed for, is gone in a day.

“Easter, so longed for, is gone in a day.” – James Howell

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.

“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

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

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

We can celebrate today because of what Jesus has accomplished. Let us never forget that our salvation came at such a high cost. Thankfully, one which was paid by our Savior.

“We can celebrate today because of what Jesus has accomplished. Let us never forget that our salvation came at such a high cost. Thankfully, one which was paid by our Savior.” – David Ramos

After Your Son lay three days in a dark hole, you turned the darkest Friday into the brightest Sunday.

“After Your Son lay three days in a dark hole, you turned the darkest Friday into the brightest Sunday.” – Max Lucado

By the cross we, too, are crucified with Christ; but alive in Christ. We are no more rebels, but servants; no more servants, but sons!

“By the cross we, too, are crucified with Christ; but alive in Christ. We are no more rebels, but servants; no more servants, but sons!” – Frederic William Farrar

It was not nails that held Jesus to that wretched cross; it was his unqualified resolution, out of love for his Father, to do his Father’s will… it was his love for sinners like me.

“It was not nails that held Jesus to that wretched cross; it was his unqualified resolution, out of love for his Father, to do his Father’s will… it was his love for sinners like me.” – D.A. Carson

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

“To a Christian, Easter Sunday means everything, when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.” – Bernhard Langer

He knows the way because He is the way.

“He knows the way because He is the way.” – Jeffrey R Holland

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

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

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.” – Desmond Tutu

The story of Easter is the story of God’s wonderful window of divine surprise.

“The story of Easter is the story of God’s wonderful window of divine surprise.” – Carl Knudsen

I really do believe that God is love, one of deep affection and grace and forgiveness and inspiration.

“I really do believe that God is love, one of deep affection and grace and forgiveness and inspiration.” – William P. Young

The great gift of Easter is hope – Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake.

“The great gift of Easter is hope – Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake.” – Basil C. Hume

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

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

And all that is therein; Invisible and visible, Their notes let all things blend, For Christ, the Lord is risen. Our joy that hath no end.

“And all that is therein; Invisible and visible, Their notes let all things blend, For Christ, the Lord is risen. Our joy that hath no end.” – Saint John of Damascus

All of heaven is interested in the cross of Christ, hell afraid of it, while men are the only ones to ignore its meaning.

“All of heaven is interested in the cross of Christ, hell afraid of it, while men are the only ones to ignore its meaning.” – Oswald Chambers

The message of Easter is not that Jesus is alive, it is so much more. The message of Easter is that Jesus has risen!

“The message of Easter is not that Jesus is alive, it is so much more. The message of Easter is that Jesus has risen!” – Colin S. Smith

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.

“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

Christ has not only spoken to us by his life but has also spoken for us by his death.

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

Do not go to an Easter service to hear the best news in the world without bringing someone with you who needs to hear it for the first time.

“Do not go to an Easter service to hear the best news in the world without bringing someone with you who needs to hear it for the first time.” – Rick Warren

We will give way no more to doubts and fears, but we will say to one another, He is risen indeed: therefore let our hearts be glad.

“We will give way no more to doubts and fears, but we will say to one another, He is risen indeed: therefore let our hearts be glad.” – Charles Spurgeon

He has risen. Three words that can wipe away all the loss and grief of the past days. Three words that change everything.

“He has risen. Three words that can wipe away all the loss and grief of the past days. Three words that change everything.” – Mike McKinley

Easter is always the answer to ‘My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me!’

“Easter is always the answer to ‘My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me!’” – Madeleine L’Engle

Christ the Lord is risen to-day, Sons of men and angels say. Raise your joys and triumphs high; Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply.

“Christ the Lord is risen to-day, Sons of men and angels say. Raise your joys and triumphs high; Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply.” – Charles Wesley

Easter is a time to rejoice, be thankful, be assured that all is forgiven, so life extends beyond the soil of the earth.

“Easter is a time to rejoice, be thankful, be assured that all is forgiven, so life extends beyond the soil of the earth.” – Byron Pulsifer

It is the hour to rend thy chains, The blossom time of souls.

“It is the hour to rend thy chains, The blossom time of souls.” – Katherine Lee Bates

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

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

We are Easter people living in a Good Friday world.

“We are Easter people living in a Good Friday world.” – Barbara Johnson

Easter tells us that life is to be interpreted not simply in terms of things but in terms of ideals.

“Easter tells us that life is to be interpreted not simply in terms of things but in terms of ideals.” – Charles M. Crowe

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