60 Best Albus Dumbledore Quotes About Valuable Life Lessons

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Albus Dumbledore was one of the greatest wizards who ever lived.

This beloved character has been created by J.K.Rowling. He appeared for the first time in the first book of Harry Potter.

Being a bright student from his childhood, he marveled at his studies. Though being advised by many to work for the ministry he declined and returned to become the headmaster of Hogwarts. It has been said after the books were published, that Dumbledore was in love with his friend Grindelwald, but became his enemy after the latter became a dark wizard. Dumbledore is a much-loved character who has said many wise words.

Enjoy these Dumbledore quotes, and check out Snape quotes and funny Harry Potter quotes too.

Quotes By Dumbledore From His Earlier Years

Albus Dumbledore quotes are enjoyed by one and all.

Enlisted below are quotes by Albus Dumbledore which can be found in the movie 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald'.  

1."I’ve always felt an affinity with the great magical birds. There’s a story in my family that a phoenix will come to any Dumbledore in desperate need. They say my great-grandfather had one, and that it took flight when he died, never to return."

- 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald', 2018.

2. "Dumbledore: [to Newt] I can't move against Grindelwald. It has to be you. In your shoes, I'd probably refuse too."

-'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald', 2018.

3. "Travers: There's a rumor that Newt Scamander is headed to Paris. I know he's working under your orders. What do you have to say for yourself, Dumbledore?

Dumbledore: If you'd ever had the pleasure to teach him, you'd know Newt is not a great follower of orders."

-'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald', 2018.

4. "Travers: You and Grindelwald were as close as brothers?

Dumbledore: Oh, we were closer than brothers".

-'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald', 2018.

5. "Leta: Did you love her?

Dumbledore: Not as well as I should have done. It's not too late to free yourself. Confession is a relief, I'm told, a great weight lifted. Regret is my constant companion. Do not let it become yours."

-'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald', 2018.

6. "Dumbledore: Do you know why I admire you, Newt?

Newt: What?

Dumbledore: More, perhaps, than any man I know. You do not seek power or popularity. You simply ask, “Is the thing right in itself?” If it is, you do it, no matter the cost."

-'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald', 2018.

Dumbledore Quotes From Early Years Of Harry Potter

Some of the cool quotes are loved by children.

Here you will find inspiring Harry Potter quotes, Dumbledore quotes about light, Harry Potter quotes about death and Dumbledore's best quotes in Harry Potter.

7. "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light."

- 'Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban', 2004.

8. "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that!"

- 'Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone', 2001.

9. "A child's voice, however honest and true, is meaningless to those who've forgotten how to listen."

- 'Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban', 2004.

10. "Humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them."

- 'Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone', 2001.

11. "You think the dead we loved truly ever leave us? You think we don't recall them more clearly in times of great trouble?"

- 'Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban', 2004.

12. "Search the *skies* if you must, Minister, but now I think I'll have a nice cup of tea, or a large brandy. Oh, and executioner, your services are no longer required. Thank you."

- 'Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban', 2004.

13. "To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure."

- 'Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone', 2001.

14. "The best of us sometimes eat our words."

- 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets', 2002.

15. "One can never have enough socks. Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair".

- 'Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone', 2001.

16. "Dumbledore: It was because of your mother. She sacrificed herself for you, and that kind of act leaves a mark.

[Harry reaches up to touch his scar]

Dumbledore: No, no. This kind of mark cannot be seen. It lives in your very skin."

- 'Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone', 2001.

17. "When in doubt, I find retracing my steps to be a wise place to begin."

- 'Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban', 2004.

18. "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."

- 'Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets', 2002.

19. "You will find that I will only truly have left the school when none here are loyal to me."

- 'Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets', 2002.

20. "You will also find that help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it."

- 'Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets', 2002.

21. "Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. Love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves its own mark."

- 'Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone', 2001.

22. "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 Philosopher's Stone', 2001.

23. "Call him Voldemort, Harry. Always use the proper name for things. Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself."

- 'Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone', 2001.

24. "To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever."

- 'Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone', 2001.

25. "For in dreams, we enter a world that is entirely our own. Let him swim in the deepest ocean or glide over the highest cloud."

- 'Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban', 2004.

26. "The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution."

- 'Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone', 2001.

27. "Mysterious thing, time. Powerful, and when meddled with, dangerous. Sirius Black is in the topmost cell of the dark tower. You know the laws, Miss Granger. You must not be seen, and you would do well, I feel, to return before this last chime. If not, the consequences are too ghastly to discuss. If you succeed tonight, more than one innocent life may be spared. Three turns, should do it, I think."

- 'Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban', 2004.

28. "Only a person who wanted to find the Stone - find it, but not use it - would be able to get it. That is one of my more brilliant ideas. And between you and me, that is saying something."

- 'Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone', 2001.

Quotes From Dumbledore In Harry Potter's Middle Years

In this category, you will find all the lovely and exciting mirror of Erised quotes, Dumbledore quote about words and best quotes from Harry Potter.

29. "Fudge: Oh! Albus... I see you got our notice about the time change of the hearing...

Dumbledore: I must have missed it; but by a happy mistake, I arrived at the Ministry three hours early".

- 'Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix', 2007.

30. "If your determination to shut your eyes will carry you so far, Cornelius, then we have reached a parting of the ways. You must act as you see fit and I must act as I see fit."

- 'Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire', 2005.

31. "Harry: Why didn't you tell me?

Dumbledore: For the same reason you tried to save Sirius. For the same reason your friends saved you. After all these years, after all you've suffered, I didn't want to cause you any more pain. I cared too much about you".

- 'Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix', 2007.

32. "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!"

- 'Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire', 2005.

33. "Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open."

- 'Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire', 2005.

34. "Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right, and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good and kind and brave because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort."

-Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, 2005.

35. "Curiosity is not a sin... But we should exercise caution with our curiosity... yes, indeed. Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it."

- 'Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire', 2005.

36. "No spell can reawaken the dead, Harry. I trust you know that."

- 'Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire', 2005.

37. "Harry… It is not how you are alike.. It's how you are not".

- 'Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix', 2007.

38. "I have absolutely no intention of being sent to Azkaban. I could break out, of course - but what a waste of time, and frankly, I can think of a host of things I would rather be doing".

- 'Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix', 2007.

39. "I sometimes find, and I am sure you know the feeling, that I simply have too many thoughts and memories crammed into my mind... At these times... I use the Pensieve. One simply siphons the excess thoughts from one's mind, pours them into the basin, and examines them at one's leisure."

- 'Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire', 2005.

40. "Umbridge: Dumbledore, may I remind you that under the terms of Educational Decree #23, as enacted by the Minister...

Dumbledore: You have the right to dismiss my teachers. You do not, however, have the authority to banish them from the grounds. That power remains with the headmaster".

- 'Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix', 2007.

Best Dumbledore Quotes From Later Years Of Harry Potter Movies

Here you will find quotes from Albus Dumbledore which are taken from the latter phases of the Harry Potter Movie series. Here you will the get Dumbledore quotes about love and a Dumbledore quote about dreams.

41. "Oh, to be young and to feel love's keen sting".

- 'Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince', 2009.

42. "Harry: But, Sir, I thought we weren't allowed to apparate on Hogwarts' grounds.

Dumbledore: Well, being me... has its privileges".

- 'Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince', 2009.

43. "Harry: [referring to the Thing beneath the bench] What is that, Professor?

Dumbledore: Something that is beyond either of our help".

- 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2', 2011.

44. "Harry: I have a choice?

Dumbledore: Oh, yes. We're in King's Cross, you say? I think, if you so desired, you'd be able to board a train.

Harry: And where would it take me?

Dumbledore: On".

- 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2', 2011.

45. "This memory is a different kind of magic. Very dark. Very parcel. Without it, we are blind. It leaves the fate of our world to chance. You have no choice, you must not fail. Once again, I must ask too much of you, Harry".

- 'Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince', 2009.

46. "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 – Part 2', 2011.

47. "[Talking about Tom Riddle in the Great Hall]  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".

- 'Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince', 2009.

48. "Hogwarts is not a place for mad people. Hogwarts is a school. A school of magic. You can do things can't you, Tom? That other children can't".

- 'Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince', 2009.

Dumbledore Quotes From The Books'  Later Years Of Harry Potter

Enlisted below you will find all the best of  Dumbledore quotes about death and Dumbledore quotes about words.

49. "You are protected, in short, by your ability to love! ... The only protection that can possibly work against the lure of power like Voldemort’s!"

- 'Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince', 2005.

50. "Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human…"

- 'Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix', 2003.

51. "Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike".

- 'Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix', 2003.

52. "We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on".

- 'Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince', 2005.

53. "Perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it".

- 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows', 2007.

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

- 'Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince', 2005.

55. "Do not pity the dead, Harry, pity the living, and above all those who live without love".

- 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows', 2007.

56. "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 that rises against them and strikes back!"

- 'Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince', 2005.

57. "In spite of all the temptation you have endured, all the suffering, you remain pure of heart, just as pure as you were at the age of eleven..."

- 'Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince', 2005.

58. "Or perhaps, to confess that you yourself are worried and frightened? You need your friends, Harry. As you so rightly said, Sirius would not have wanted you to shut yourself away".

- 'Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince', 2005.

59. "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', 2007.

60. "Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young".

- 'Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix', 2003.

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