Albus Dumbledore - The wizard's best Quotes

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

Albus Dumbledore - The wizard's best QuotesImage-Source: Warner Bros. Pictures

It does not do to dwell on dreams, Harry, and forget to live.

DreamingAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
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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 and the Chamber of Secrets
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When dreaming we enter a world, that's entirely our own.

DreamingAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human.

Humanity, Breakup, Grief & CondolenceAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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"My word, Severus, that I shall never reveal the best of you?" Dumbledore sighed, looking down into Snape's ferocious, anguished face. "If you insist..."

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
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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 and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.

Solitude & Being Alone, BullyingAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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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 and the Deathly Hallows
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A child's voice, however honest and true, is meaningless to those who've forgotten how to listen.

Children & Childhood, Hearing & ListeningAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living. And above all, all those who live without love.

Love, Grief & CondolenceAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
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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 and the Goblet of Fire
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Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.

Pain, Breakup, Sad QuotesAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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"Ah, music"' he said, wiping his eyes. "A magic beyond all we do here!"

MusicAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
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It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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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 and the Goblet of Fire
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I know what you are known as. But to me, you will always be Tom Riddle. It is one of the irritating things about old teachers. I am afraid that they never quite forget their charges' youthful beginnings.

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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Those that we love never truly leave us, Harry. There are things that death cannot touch.

Grief & Condolence, Day of the DeadAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
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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.

YouthAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
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Your failure to understand that there are things much worse than death has always been your greatest weakness.

DeathAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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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.

PerfectionAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
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After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.

Spirit, DeathAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
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Curiosity is not a sin. But we should exercise caution with our curiosity.

CuriosityAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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Sirius was a brave, clever, and energetic man, and such men are not usually content to sit at home in hiding while they believe others to be in danger.

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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Regret is my constant companion. Do not let it become yours.

RemorseAlbus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts, The Crimes of Grindelwald
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The time is long gone when I could frighten you with a burning wardrobe and force you to make repayment for your crimes. But I wish I could, Tom.

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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Do you know why I admire you, Newt? More, perhaps, than any man I know? You don’t seek power or popularity. You simply ask, is the thing right in itself? If it is, then I must do it, no matter the cost.

Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts, The Crimes of Grindelwald
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We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.

TeamAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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It is my belief that the truth is generally preferable to lies.

TruthAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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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 and the Philosopher's Stone
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Snape: "I wish... I wish I were dead..."
Dumbledore: "And what use would that be to anyone?"

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
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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 and the Deathly Hallows
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Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.

UnderstandingAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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Dumbledore: "Voldemort had powers I will never have."
McGonagall: "Only because you're too - well - noble to use them."
Dumbledore: "It's lucky it's dark. I haven't blushed so much since Madame Pomfrey told me she liked my new earmuffs."

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
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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 and the Half-Blood Prince
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"You do not seek to kill me, Dumbledore?" called Voldemort, his scarlet eyes narrowed. "Above such brutality, are you?"
"We both know that there are other ways of destroying a man, Tom," Dumbledore said calmly.

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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My own brother, Aberforth, was prosecuted for practicing inappropriate charms on a goat. It was all over the papers, but did Aberforth hide? No, he did not! He held his head high and went about his business as usual! Of course, I’m not entirely sure he can read, so that may not have been bravery.

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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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.

SocksAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
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Yes, Harry, blessed as I am with extraordinary brainpower, I understood everything you told me. I think you might even consider the possibility that I understood more than you did.

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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Muggles are not lesser. Not disposable.

Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts, The Crimes of Grindelwald
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Everyone is scared of something.

Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts, The Crimes of Grindelwald
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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 and the Chamber of Secrets
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This may bring her number of actual predictions to two... I should give her a raise.

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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By all means continue destroying my possessions, I daresay I have too many.

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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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 and the Half-Blood Prince
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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 & Mistakes, IntelligenceAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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...yet, sadly, accidental rudeness occurs alarmingly often. Best to say nothing at all, my dear man.

KindnessAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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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 and the Goblet of Fire
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People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.

Forgiveness & MercyAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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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 and the Order of the Phoenix
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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 and the Order of the Phoenix
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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, Grief & CondolenceAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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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 and the Philosopher's Stone
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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 and the Philosopher's Stone
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Dark times lie ahead of us and there will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what is right.

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
 
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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 and the Goblet of Fire
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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 and the Deathly Hallows
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Power was my weakness and my temptation.

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
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Just like your mother, you're unfailingly kind. A trait people never fail to undervalue, I'm afraid.

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
 
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You have never treated Harry as a son. He has known nothing but neglect and often cruelty at your hands. The best that can be said is that he has at least escaped the appalling damage you have inflicted upon the unfortunate boy sitting between you.

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
 
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Cornelius, I am ready to fight your men – and win, again! But a few minutes ago you saw proof, with your own eyes, that I have been telling you the truth for a year. Lord Voldemort has returned, you have been chasing the wrong man for twelve months, and it is time you listened to sense!

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
 
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Five years ago, then, you arrived at Hogwarts, neither as happy nor as well-nourished as I would have liked, perhaps, yet alive and healthy. You were not a pampered little prince, but as normal a boy as I could have hoped under the circumstances.

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
 
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Mysterious thing, time. Powerful, and when meddled with, dangerous.

TimeAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
 
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Every day, every hour, this very minute, perhaps, dark forces attempt to penetrate this castle's walls. But in the end, their greatest weapon is you.

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
 
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"It is a long time since my last visit," said Dumbledore, peering down his crooked nose at Uncle Vernon. "I must say, your agapanthus are flourishing."

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
 
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Oh, to be young, and to feel love's keen sting.

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
 
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Only a true Gryffindor could have pulled that out of the hat, Harry.

GryffindorAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
 
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I believe your friends Misters Fred and George Weasley were responsible for trying to send you a toilet seat. No doubt they thought it would amuse you.

Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
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Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure!

AdventuresAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
 
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At Hogwarts, you'll be taught not only how to use magic, but how to control it.

HogwartsAlbus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
 
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