The 20 Best Harry Potter Quotes to Live By
Here are the most memorable quotes on magic, friendship, and more from the Harry Potter series.
"It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live." —Albus Dumbledore
"Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself." —Hermione Granger
On the power of words.
"Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it." —Albus Dumbledore
"If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals." —Sirius Black
"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 are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided." —Albus Dumbledore
"It is impossible to manufacture or imitate love." —Horace Slughorn
On taking control.
"It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be." —Albus Dumbledore
"Curiosity is not a sin. But we should exercise caution with our curiosity." —Albus Dumbledore
"Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure." —Luna Lovegood
"Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike." —Albus Dumbledore
"People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right." —Hermione Granger
"It is the quality of one’s convictions that determines success, not the number of followers." —Remus Lupin
"Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn't mean we all have." —Hermione Granger
"Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it." —Albus Dumbledore
"Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect." —Luna Lovegood
"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." —Albus Dumbledore
On the value of life.
"We're all human, aren't we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving." —Kingsley Shacklebolt
"To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure." —Albus Dumbledore
On ending on a good note.
"All was well."