70 Albus Dumbledore Quotes

Here are the best Albus Dumbledore quotes for all you Harry Potter fans out there. And if there’s anybody in the world you’ll want to hear advice from, then surely, one of the most powerful wizards in the world is someone worth listening to.

Albus Dumbledore was the Headmaster of Hogwarts and in time, was portrayed as Harry Potter’s mentor and guide in life. Indeed, he’s a fictional character. However, there’s an abundance of real-life wisdom we can get from his words.

Check out the full collection below.

Best Albus Dumbledore Quotes

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1. “Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels, but old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.”

2. “What we need is more time.”

3. “It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.”

4. “The truth. Tell them Hogwarts is no longer safe. It is as we feared, Minerva. The Chamber of Secrets has indeed been opened again.”

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5. “We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on.”

6. “Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human. The fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength.”

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

8. “Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic—capable of both influencing injury, and remedying it.”

9. “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!”

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10. “You are protected, in short, by your ability to love!”

11. “You know Harry, in a way, you did see your father last night. You found him inside yourself.”

12. “You think the dead we loved truly ever leave us? You think that we don’t recall them more clearly in times of great trouble?”

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

14. “We can’t choose our fate, but we can choose others. Be careful in knowing that.”

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15. “But you know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

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

17. “Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure.”

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

19. “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 Quotes on Experiences and Adventure

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20. “What happened in the dungeons between you and Professor Quirrell is a complete secret, so naturally, the whole school knows.”

21. “For in dreams we enter a world that is entirely our own. Let them swim in the deepest ocean or glide over the highest cloud.”

22. “Ah, music! A magic beyond all we do here!”

23. “Let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress—adventure.”

24. “It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it.”

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

26. “Curiosity is not a sin, but we should exercise caution with our curiosity.”

27. “Don’t count your owls before they are delivered.”

28. “Hasn’t your experience with the Time-Turner taught you anything, Harry?”

29. “The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed.”

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30. “Harry, you wonderful boy—you brave, brave man.”

31. “Because to confide a part of your soul to something that can think and move for itself is obviously a risky business.”

32. “Have to? Of course you have to! But only because of you, Harry, won’t rest until Voldemort is finished!”

33. “If you have never heard of the prophecy, what would you do?”

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

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35. “You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.”

36. “Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.”

37. “I am not worried, Harry. I am with you.”

38. “I was afraid that your hot head might dominate your good heart.”

39. “Voldemort had powers that I will never have.”

Albus Dumbledore Quotes on Truth and Wonder

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40. “The truth—it is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with caution.”

41. “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.”

42. “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.”

43. “The best of us sometimes eat our words.”

44. “Fear of a name increases fear of a thing itself.”

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45. “It is important to fight, and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then can evil be kept at bay though never quite eradicated.”

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

47. “It is my belief that the truth is generally preferable to lies.”

48. “You ask me, of all people, how to protect a boy in terrible danger? We cannot protect the young from harm.”

49. “Pain must and will come.”

Albus Dumbledore Quotes on Life

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50. “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.”

51. “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!”

52. “I sometimes find, and I am sure you know the feeling, that I simply have too many thoughts and memories crammed into my mind.”

53. “People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.”

54. “Strange how nearsighted being invisible can make you.”

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55. “Bed rest and a large steaming mug of hot chocolate—I always find that cheers me up.”

56. “You will also find that help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.”

57. “Killing is not so easy as the innocent believe.”

58. “What a year it has been! Hopefully your heads are all a little fuller than they were. You have the whole summer ahead to get them nice and empty before next year starts.”

59. “Only a true Gryffindor could have pulled that out of the hat, Harry.”

Albus Dumbledore Quotes on Love and Wisdom

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60. “While we may come from different places and speak different tongues, our hearts beat as one.”

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

62. “One simply siphons the excess thoughts from one’s mind, pours them into the basin, and examines them at one’s leisure.”

63. “I will only have truly left the school when none here are loyal to me.”

64. “Voldemort never paused to understand the incomparable power of a soul that is untarnished and whole.”

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65. “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

66. “Your father is alive in you, Harry, and shows himself most plainly when you need him. How else could you produce that Particular Patronus?”

67. “Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves it’s own mark.”

68. “To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us protection forever.”

69. “I would trust Hagrid with my life.”

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70. “Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love.”

Was Albus Dumbledore Able to Bring a Little Magic Into Your Life?

Albus Dumbledore was a dedicated scholar, teacher, and mentor. He spent most of life in Hogwarts and did his best to keep the school and his students from harm. But above all, he shared kindness, love, and wisdom to all those around him. He was filled with humor, wit, and unfailing kindness—inspiring Harry and his friends to do their utmost to save the wizard world and themselves. His character and role in the franchise is something that had a tremendous impact on both the characters and all the viewers and readers.

Who was your favorite character in the Harry Potter series? What lessons did you learn from Albus Dumbledore? Let us know which quotes are your favorites by entering them in the comments section below!

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