A while back we posted our top 5 quotes from Harry Potter. In that article, we listed quotes from Headmaster Albus Dumbledore. Throughout the Harry Potter series, Dumbledore said many inspirational and thought-provoking things.
Albus Dumbledore ran Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and is a great mentor to Harry and other students just by simply telling them something inspiring. He is considered the greatest wizard of modern times and perhaps of all-time. Although we could go on forever, here are the top 5 Albus Dumbledore quotes.
Albus Dumbledore Quotes #5
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live– Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Harry spends his night looking into the Mirror of Erised, which shows someone their deepest desire. Dumbledore sees Harry looking into the mirror, in which Potter sees his deceased parents and this is when Dumbledore said the quote. He would always make someone feel better when someone is feeling down, inspiring Harry to stop living in the past.
Albus Dumbledore Quotes #4
It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices– Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
After Harry defeats Voldemort and the basilisk in the Chamber of Secrets, he questions why he wasn’t placed in Slytherin instead of Gryffindor. Dumbledore confirms that it is because Harry asked the hat not to be placed in Slytherin. Therefore, Harry made that choice and the hat did not go off of his history.
Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living and above all, all those who live without love– Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
After Voldemort uses Avada Kedavra (the killing curse) on Harry in the forest, the part of his soul that he shared with Voldemort, and the last horcrux, is destroyed. Harry is in limbo, where he sees Dumbledore. He tells Harry that he has a choice to make, go back and fight Voldemort or basically die. He tells Harry to not pity the dead, but pity those, like Voldemort and the death eaters, who live without love in their hearts.
Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it– Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
This iconic quote comes during the scene in King’s Cross Station also, when Harry is in limbo. He has nothing to kill the snake, the last horcrux, with, and Voldemort has the elder wand, the most powerful wand in the world. Harry feels helpless but Dumbledore tells him that words are a powerful thing. Help will always be given to those who simply ask.
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Albus Dumbledore Quotes #1
While we may come from different places and speak in different tongues, our hearts beat as one– Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
We hear Dumbledore say this when the school is mourning the death of Cedric Diggory, along with Beauxbatons Academy and Durmstrang School, after he was killed by Voldemort in the graveyard at the end of the Triwizard tournament.
This quote is very relevant to today. It states that despite all competitions and being on different sides, whether that’s countries, orientations, etc., we are all human beings and we all experience loss and the same things and should come together.