18 of the Best Albus Dumbledore Quotes

 

Harry Potter is (inarguably) the best book series of all time, for a variety of reasons. One of those being Albus Dumbledore, who is one of the most interesting characters ever written. Here are some of his best quotes.

 

1. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

 

2.  “To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

 

3.  “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

 

4.  “It is our choices, Harry, that show us what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

 

5. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

 

6. “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

 

7. “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.”

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

 

8. “Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all, those who live without love.”

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

 

9. “The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with caution.”

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

 

10. “Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.”

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

 

11. “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

 

12. “Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.”

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

 

13. "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."

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

 

14. "You do care. You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it."

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

 

15. "It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more."

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

 

16. "Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure."

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

 

17. "Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery."

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

 

And, last but not least, which was basically said by Dumbledore:

 

18. "Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right." --Hermione Granger

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince