Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Easter Sentiments & Quotes - Religious & Not

As promised...quotes & sentiments for the Easter holiday coming up (very quickly!). I wasn't sure how to approach these as it is a very holy holiday for some and not so much for others so I have a list of Religious type sentiments/quotes and that isn't. Between the two I hope you will be able to find something you can use on your cards, lo's or whatever else you might need a good Easter quote for :)

Religious Easter Sentiments & Quotes

"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." - St. Augustine

"Blue skies with white clouds on summer days.
A myriad of stars on clear moonlit nights.
Tulips and roses and violets and dandelions and daisies.
Bluebirds and laughter and sunshine and Easter.
See how He loves us!"
- Alice Chapin

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


Celestial spirit that doth roll
The heart's sepulchral stone away,
Be this our resurrection day,
The singing Easter of the soul -
O gentle Master of the Wise,
Teach us to say: "I will arise."
- Richard Le Gallienne

"Christ has not only spoken to us by his life but has also spoken for us by his death." - Soren Kierkegaard

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

Earth's saddest day and gladdest day were just three days apart! -Susan Coolidge

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

"Every character has an inward spring; let Christ be that spring. Every action has a keynote; let Christ be that note, to which your whole life is attuned."-- Henry Drummond

"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 NIV

"He is risen; he is not here." - Mark 16:6


He takes men out of time and makes them feel eternity. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die." - John 11:25-26


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

Now let the heavens be joyful,
Let earth her song begin:
Let the round world keep triumph,
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."
- John of Damascus


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


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

See the land, her Easter keeping,
Rises as her Maker rose.
Seeds, so long in darkness sleeping,
Burst at last from winter snows.
Earth with heaven above rejoices...
- Charles Kingsley

Spring bursts to-day,
For Christ is risen and all the earth's at play. - Christina Rossetti

The cross of Christ shows us that God's love is of deepest descent...universal distribution and of eternal duration. - Dr. Fred Barlow

The fasts are done; the Aves said;
The moon has filled her horn
And in the solemn night I watch
Before the Easter morn.
So pure, so still the starry heaven,
So hushed the brooding air,
I could hear the sweep of an angel's wings
If one should earthward fare.
- Edna Dean Proctor


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

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

The stone was rolled away from the door, not to permit Christ to come out, but to enable the disciples to go in." - Peter Marshall

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

There is not room for Death,
Nor atom that his might could render void:
Thou - Thou art Being and Breath,
And what Thou art may never be destroyed. - Emily Bronte

Thou art the Sun of other days.They shine by giving back the rays. - John Keble,

Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer;
Death is strong, but Life is stronger;
Stronger than the dark, the light;
Stronger than the wrong, the right...
- Phillips Brooks


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


Ye sleeping buds, breakOpen your green cerements, and wakeTo fragrant blossoming for His sweet sake. - Margaret French Patton


Non-Religious Easter Sentiments &
Quotes
A Basket Full of Love for You!

"A late Easter, A long, cold Spring" - French Proverb

A tisket, a tasket
Oh where's my Easter basket?
I went walking Easter morn',
And on the way I found it!
I found it! I found it!
On the way I found it!
I went walking Easter morn',
And on the way I found it!

All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt! - Lucy Van Pelt in Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz

Another egg-scuse for Chocolate!

"Awake, thou wintry earth-- Fling off thy sadness!Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth Your ancient gladness!" - Thomas Blackburn

Basket Full of Love!

Baskets & Bunnies!

Bunnies are brown
Bunnies are white
Bunnies are always
An Easter delight!

Bunnies are cuddly
The large and the small.
But I like chocolate ones
The best of them all.

Chocolate causes certain endocrine glands to secrete hormones that affect your feelings and behavior by making you happy. Therefore, it counteracts depression, in turn reducing the stress of depression. Your stress-free life helps you maintain a youthful disposition, both physically and mentally. So, eat lots of chocolate! - Elaine Sherman

Chocolate Easter bunny
In a jelly bean nest,
I'm saving you for very last
Because I love you best.
I'll only take a nibble
From the tip of your ear
And one bite from the other side
So that you won't look queer.
Yum, your'e so delicious!
I didn't mean to eat
Your chocolate tail till Tuesday.
Ooops! There go your feet!
I wonder how your back tastes
With all that chocolate hair.
I never thought your tummy
Was only filled with air!
Chocolate Easter bunny
In a jelly bean nest,
I'm saving you for very last
Because I love you best.

Easter Blessings

Easter bunny soft and white
Hopping quickly out of sight.
Thank you for the eggs you bring
At Easter time to welcome spring.

Easter Eggstravaganza

Easter is the only time it's safe to put all your eggs in one basket!

Easter Joy!

Easter so longed for is gone in a day. - James Howell

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


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

Eastertime is full of cheer,
It means spring is really here.
Baskets, flowers and fancy hats,
Rabbits, too, remember that!
So all I really want to say
Is have a Happy Easter Day!!

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

For Peeps Sake!

Green Christmas, White Easter - German Proverb

"Here comes Peter Cottontail right down the bunny trail..." - Beatrice Potter

Hippity Hoppity Easter's on it's Way!

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

Hoppy Easter!

I think of the garden after the rain;
And hope to my heart comes singing,
At morn the cherry-blooms will be white,
And the Easter bells be ringing! - Edna Dean Proctor

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

It's never too early for Chocolate!

Jelly Bean Time!

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

Peep Peep!

Rabbits soft and cuddly
Baby chickens, too.
Easter eggs for baskets
White and pink and blue.
Easter cards of greeting,
Music in the air,
Lilies just to tell us
It's Easter everywhere.

Some Bunny Loves You!

Spring flings and Easter things


The Easter Bunny came by today
and left surpirses along his way.
Colorful eggs are all around.
With baskets in hand we search the ground.

The Easter Bunny's feet
Go hop, hop, hop,
While his big pink ears
Go flop, flop, flop.
He is rushing on his way
To bring our eggs on Easter Day,
With a hop, flop, hop, flop, hop.

The Hunt is On!

There's nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with CHOCOLATE. - Linda Grayson

Those have a short Lent, who owe money to be paid at Easter. - Benjamin Franklin

Through the sunshine,
through the shadow,
down the hillside,
down the meadow,
little streams run bright and merry,
bursting with the news they carry,
singing, shouting, laughing, humming,
"Easter's coming, Easter's coming!"

'Twas Easter-Sunday.
The full-blossomed trees
Filled all the air with fragrance and with joy. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Well pleaseth me the sweet time of Easter
That maketh the leaf and the flower come out. - Bertran de Born

You'll wake up on Easter morning,
And you'll know that he was there,
When you find those choc'late bunnies,
That he's hiding ev'rywhere. - Gene Autry

7 comments:

  1. Love the vintage Easter postcards! And the little poem about the chocolate easter bunny really hits home! I always hated to eat mine, but just couldn't resist for long!

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  2. Such nice verses. You go to so much trouble. Thanks so much for sharing with us. :)

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  3. :) It's my pleasure!! Just trying to help out my firends :)

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  4. Happy to see your blog as it is just what I’ve looking for and excited to read all the posts.I am looking forward to another great articles from you. Thanks for sharing with us.


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  5. Thank you for all those nice quotes and sayings about Easter! :)

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  6. hi,

    I like these Easter quotes you've posted here. They are inspiring and encouraging. I was looking for easter bible verses and I think that would be good to include. Not forcing you though.

    Happy Easter!

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  7. Hello, these Easter quotes are truly inspiring. I may be able to use them as Easter messages for cards as well. Thanks for sharing!

    Regards
    Rasmi

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