"Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life."
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Spring is truly one of the most hopeful times of the year. After a drab and cold (depending on where you are) winter, the lushness of the new season is a welcome burst and stark contrast to the spindly tree branches that reach up to the cold winter sky. Nature turns a new leaf—and invites us to do the same.

The flowers are blooming, the weather is finally warming up, and it's the perfect season to start fresh and begin again. There's a reason why it's called spring cleaning, and we have a bet that the joy of seeing things come to life spurs on many for a new start before summer rolls around. It's time to kick-start a clean slate…or pick up where we left off with our New Year's resolutions.

And, of course, with spring comes Easter. Southern folks love any excuse to gather around the table and enjoy some of Mama's famous pineapple casserole, which may or may not rival the much-anticipated Easter lamb at brunch. (We also can't leave out all the obligatory and delicious sides.) As for the kids, we all know they're looking forward to the Easter egg hunt—provided that the Easter bunny has remembered to stop by and hide a few Cadbury eggs.

But, Resurrection Day is really about celebrating the triumph of Jesus! These inspirational Easter quotes are powerful and uplifting; they will leave you feeling hopeful and refreshed for all that's to come, while reminding you of the promise of redemption the occasion offers. Whether you prefer lengthy and intense Easter quotes or something more simple, direct, and fun, there's no doubt there's something in this list for everyone. Happy Easter, y'all.

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"Easter is the only time it's okay to put all of your eggs in the one basket." -Evan Esar

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"Bunny kisses, Easter wishes."

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"We aren't called to shine our own light; we are called to reflect His."

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"When life gives you lemons, throw it back and ask for chocolate."

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"Somebunny loves you."

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"Happy Easter to all my peeps!"

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"Follow the bunny, he has the chocolate." 

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"Have a happy Easter, for peeps sake!"

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"Hope you have an egg-stra special Easter!"

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"Easter egg hunts: Proof your child can find things when they really want to."

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"I've hidden all the Easter candy for the kids inside my stomach." 

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"Chocolate is the answer, who cares what the question is."

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"There are two food groups in the world: The one you put cheese on, and the one you put chocolate on."

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"How do I like my eggs? Uhm, in chocolate form."

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"He is not here, He has risen." Matthew 28:6

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"Jesus Christ. The same yesterday and today and forever." Hebrews 13:8

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"Be still and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10

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"Let all that you do be done with love." 1 Corinthians 16:14

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"I love Easter! When else can you bite someone's head off and have it be chocolate?"

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"He knows the way because He is the way."

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"Easter is an opportunity to thank our Lord, Jesus Christ for His ultimate sacrifice, and to live in gratitude for His cleansing of our sins."

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"Easter is love. Easter is the love of Christ and God our Father. Easter is the time to show love to all those who mean the most."

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"The Lord is risen today. Let us sing and rejoice as part of the congregation of the faithful in this most blessed celebration."

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

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

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

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"I lied on my Weight Watchers list. I put down that I had three eggs...but they were Cadbury chocolate eggs." Caroline Rhea

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"My mom used to say that Greek Easter was later because then you get stuff cheaper." Amy Sedaris

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"For in your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, You'll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade." Irving Berlin

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"The Easter Bunny ate all of the carrots we left for him. What a pig." Steve Carell

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

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"Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail, hippity, hoppity, Easter's on its way." Steve Nelson & Jack Rollins

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"Good Idea: Finding Easter eggs on Easter. Bad Idea: Finding Easter eggs on Christmas." Jack Handy

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"'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

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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." Roma Downey

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

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"God loves each of us as if there were only one of us." Saint Augustine 

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

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

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"The deep roots never doubt spring will come." Marty Rubin

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

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

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

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"Today we celebrate the gift of victory over every fall we have ever experienced." Jeffrey R. Holland

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"The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day He created spring." Bernard Williams

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

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"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

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

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"Faith makes all things possible...love makes all things easy." Jeffrey R. Holland

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"There would be no Christmas if there was no Easter." Gordon B. Hinckley

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

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

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"It is the hour to rend thy chains, the blossom time of souls." Katharine Lee Bates 

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"The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ came to do three things. He came to have my past forgiven, you get a purpose for living and a home in Heaven." Rick Warren

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

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"Where man sees but withered leaves, God sees sweet flowers growing." Albert Laighton

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