Inspiring Quotes from Harry Potter

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Children’s literature is often full of great insight and inspiration. The writings of J. K Rowling have a great deal of emotional depth below the surface of the story of Harry Potter. Here are some of the more inspiring quotes from the series, mostly spoken by Professor Albus Dumbledore.

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” — Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)

‘It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.’ — Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)

‘It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.’ — Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” — Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)

‘The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed.’ — Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)

“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” — Sirius Black (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)

‘You place too much importance… on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!’ — Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)

‘Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human … the fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength.’ — Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)

‘We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on.’ — Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince)

‘It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.’ — Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince)