Albus Dumbledore - The wizard's best Quotes

Here you can find the best quotes by Albus Dumbledore, one of the main characters of the Harry Potter books by Joanne K. Rowling. Dumbledore is the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he is one of the wisest characters in the series, Dumbledores quotes are very popular.

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Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it.

Words, MagicAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und die Heiligtümer des Todes
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Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living. And above all, all those who live without love.

Love, GriefAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und die Heiligtümer des Todes
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Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und der Feuerkelch
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Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.

Pain, Breakup & Lovesick, Sad QuotesAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und der Feuerkelch
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"Ah, music"' he said, wiping his eyes. "A magic beyond all we do here!"

MusicAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und der Stein der Weisen
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Those that we love never truly leave us, Harry. There are things that death cannot touch.

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und das verwunschene Kind
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You ask me, of all people, how to protect a boy in terrible danger? We cannot protect the young from harm. Pain must and will come.

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und das verwunschene Kind
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Harry, there is never a perfect answer in this messy, emotional world. Perfection is beyond the reach of humankind, beyond the reach of magic. In every shining moment of happiness is that drop of poison: the knowledge that pain will come again. Be honest to those you love, show your pain. To suffer is as human as to breathe.

PerfectAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und das verwunschene Kind
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Curiosity is not a sin. But we should exercise caution with our curiosity.

CuriosityAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und der Feuerkelch
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Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.

Decisions, Morality & EthicsAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und der Feuerkelch
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We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.

TeamAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und der Feuerkelch
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It is my belief that the truth is generally preferable to lies.

TruthAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und der Feuerkelch
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Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?

ImaginationAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und die Heiligtümer des Todes
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Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.

UnderstandingAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und der Feuerkelch
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Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one who rises against them and strikes back!

Power, RevolutionAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und der Halbblutprinz
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Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und der Stein der Weisen
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You will also find that help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.

HogwartsAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und die Kammer des Schreckens
 
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By all means continue destroying my possessions, I daresay I have too many.

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und der Orden des Phönix
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I see a light in the kitchen. Let us not deprive Molly any longer of the chance to deplore how thin you are.

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und der Halbblutprinz
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I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being - forgive me - rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger.

Failures, IntelligenceAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und der Halbblutprinz
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...yet, sadly, accidental rudeness occurs alarmingly often.

KindnessAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und der Halbblutprinz
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You have shown bravery beyond anything I could have expected of you tonight, Harry. You have shown bravery equal to those who died fighting Voldemort at the height of his powers. You have shouldered a grown wizard's burden and found yourself equal to it.

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und der Feuerkelch
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A child's voice, however honest and true, is meaningless to those who've forgotten how to listen.

Children & Childhood, ListeningAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und der Gefangene von Askaban
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When dreaming we enter a world, that's entirely our own.

DreamingAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und der Gefangene von Askaban
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People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.

Forgiveness & MercyAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und der Halbblutprinz
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Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.

Youth, Age, GenerationsAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und der Orden des Phönix
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You may, perhaps, wondered why I never chose you as a prefect? I must confess... that I rather thought... you had enough responsibility to be going on with.

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und der Orden des Phönix
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Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human.

Humanity, Breakup & Lovesick, GriefAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und der Orden des Phönix
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You think the dead we loved ever truly leave us? You think we don’t recall them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble? Your father is alive in you, Harry, and shows himself plainly when you have need of him.

Memories, Death, GriefAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und der Gefangene von Askaban
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As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all - the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.

Greed, Humanity, MoneyAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und der Stein der Weisen
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It does not do to dwell on dreams, Harry, and forget to live.

DreamingAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und der Stein der Weisen
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The truth is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.

TruthAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und der Stein der Weisen
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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!

Upbringing, CharacterAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und der Feuerkelch
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Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.

Happiness, Courage, LightAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und der Gefangene von Askaban
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It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.

PowerAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und die Heiligtümer des Todes
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Power was my weakness and my temptation.

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und die Heiligtümer des Todes
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It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.

CourageAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und der Stein der Weisen
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After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.

Spirit, DeathAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und der Stein der Weisen
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It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

Character, DecisionsAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter, und die Kammer des Schreckens
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