The best quotes from the Harry Potter series

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The best quotes from the Harry Potter series

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Harry Potter. It is a series of books that have captured our hearts, and more recently, adapted to the big screen in a way that even the truest of Potter fans enjoyed. The story of a boy who is a wizard and has one epic legacy played out in front of him.

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  1. 13 of the best Harry Potter quotes

The characters within the Harry Potter series are captivating, and some of the wisest words that are quoted below come from one man, Albus Dumbledore. I wanted to share with you some of the best quotes from the Harry Potter series. 

13 of the best Harry Potter quotes

13 of the best Harry Potter quotes
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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”  Albus Dumbledore

We have all been there. When we have had to stand up to our friends even when we haven’t wanted to. So when Albus commended Neville Longbottom for standing up to his friends it became recognised that we all have to make tough decisions. But we should always be true to ourselves. 

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided” Albus Dumbledore

It is very true to remember that when you are united on something you are far stronger than when you are divided. You can think of this in so many scenarios, especially in family life or partnerships. 

“Time will not slow down when something unpleasant lies ahead” J K Rowling

How fast does the time go when you are dreading something? This is worth remembering that you can’t avoid certain things you need to deal with in your life. Instead, tackle them head-on!

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live” Albus Dumbledore

You can just picture the scene. But while these words were said as comfort for the loss of harry’s parents, they are wise words that we can all live by. Dreams are great to have, but it doesn’t do well to dwell on them. You also have to live. Find the balance!

“No good sittin’ worryin’ abou’ it. What’s comin’ will come, an’ we’ll meet it when it does.” Hagrid

Sometimes you just have to tackle what’s coming and meet it head-on. Wise words from Hagrid as often there are things we don’t want to do in life. 

“‘The thing about growing up with Fred and George,’ said Ginny thoughtfully, ‘is that you sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.’” Ginny Weasley

Ginny commended her brothers here. But goes to show just how inspired we can be by people around us. Surround yourself with people that lift your spirits, have high energy and you admire. You will notice the difference in how you feel immediately. 

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“Sadly, accidental rudeness occurs alarmingly often. Best to say nothing at all, my dear man.” Albus Dumbledore

If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. In some cases, it is good to remember to be kind. 

“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.” Albus Dumbledore

I think we can all agree that some of the best leaders we come into contact with are the leaders that never sought power. The ones that are given their duty and do it, without feeling the need to show their power in some way. It can be quite inspiring. 

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.” Albus Dumbledore

One of the most famous quotes as I think many people can resonate with the words in so many different scenarios. Dark times can be generalised and will be different for each of us as we navigate life, but the one thing we have in common is the power to look for the light. Or in this case, turn it back on!

“It is impossible to manufacture or imitate love” Horace Slughorn

We may want to, but life is not something to be forced, it is something that comes naturally. You can’t imitate it or fake it. This is something to remember when you are beginning to question things in your life. 

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

We have all been there. Often we look at ways to numb the pain, but by doing so we delay the feelings that we ultimately have to feel. In some cases, making it worse. Dealing with the pain will help you to move forward. Often we have to face our worse fears before we can see the light and begin to feel ourselves once more. 

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities” Albus Dumbledore

Ability is great, but the choices we make are the ones that define us. We choose to show up every day, we choose to do the things that we do, say the things we say, and act the way we act. Think wisely about your choices. Sometimes we will make bad choices, but it’s how we move forward from them that ultimately makes the choice worthwhile. When you think about it, your life is defined by your choices and not necessarily by your abilities. Something to think about. 

“Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open” Albus Dumbledore

This quote is especially one to remember. After all, we all have differences in the way we approach or do things. But it doesn’t matter how we get there we have the same aims and open hearts. Championing uniqueness and differences will only make things stronger. 

I hope that these Harry Potter quotes have given you something to think about and inspired you in some way. Maybe even pick the Harry Potter books back up and give them a read!

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