88 Famous Albus Dumbledore Inspirational Quotes

These Albus Dumbledore quotes will teach you some important life lessons and values.

Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore is a fictional character in the Harry Potter series written by J. K. Rowling. Dumbledore is the headmaster of the wizarding school Hogwarts and also the most powerful wizard of his time. He was so powerful that even Lord Voldemort was afraid of him. He is also one of the most beloved characters in the series.

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It was predicted that only Harry Potter has the power to defeat Voldemort but Dumbledore knew it could be possible only if Harry was strong enough to face him. So instead of protecting him, Dumbledore let Harry learn from his lessons by facing difficult situations and his fears throughout his journey.

Even if you are not a Harry Potter fan and even if you have not seen the movies or read the novels, you can still learn something and be inspired by these Albus Dumbledore Quotes. Dumbledore will teach you some important life lessons, moral values, and the commitment to fight for what is right and true no matter what.

So here we are sharing a collection of Best Albus Dumbledore quotes for you collected from the Harry Potter novels and films.

Albus Dumbledore Quotes

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
― J.K.Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.”

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

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

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

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

“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.”

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

“After all, to the well-organised mind, death is but the next great adventure.”

Best Albus Dumbledore Quotes

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

“It is not our abilities that show who we truly are, it is our choices.”

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

“Killing is not so easy as the innocent belief.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“Curiosity is not a sin…. But we should exercise caution with our curiosity… yes, indeed.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“Humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“I was afraid that your hot head might dominate your good heart”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“You will also find that help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“It’s lucky it’s dark. I haven’t blushed so much since Madam Pomfrey told me she liked my new earmuffs.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Harry Potter Quotes Albus Dumbledore

“Because to confide a part of your soul to something that can think and move for itself is obviously a very risky business.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“Even if I could, I wouldn’t. Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“The fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“There are much more terrible things than physical injury.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“There is plenty to be learned even from a bad teacher: what not to do, how not to be.”
― J.K. Rowling

“Dumbledore raised his finger for silence, a silence which fell as though he had struck Uncle Vernon dumb.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“He created his worst enemy, just as tyrants everywhere do!”
― J.K. Rowling

“Bed rest and a large steaming mug of hot chocolate. I always find that cheers me up.”
― J.K. Rowling

“I took a wrong turn on the way to the bathroom and found myself in a beautifully proportioned room I had never seen before, containing a really rather magnificent collection of chamberpots. When I went back to investigate more closely, I discovered that the room had vanished. But I must keep an eye out for it. Possibly it is only accessible at five thirty in the morning. Or it may only appear at the quarter moon – or when the seeker has an exceptionally full bladder.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“I think it is time that I took a greater hand in your education.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Professor Albus Dumbledore Quotes

“I feel I owe you another explanation Harry,” said Dumbledore hesitantly. “You may, perhaps, wondered why I never chose you as a prefect? I must confess…that I rather thought…you had enough responsibility to be going on with.”
Harry looked up at him and saw a tear trickling down Dumbledore’s face into his long silver beard.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“It’s lucky it’s dark. I haven’t blushed so much since Madam Pomfrey told me she liked my new earmuffs.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“Like the fact that the person Sirius cared for the most about in the world was you,” said Dumbledore quietly.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“The idea of a teenage Dumbledore was simply odd, like trying to imagine a stupid Hermione or a friendly Blast-Ended Skrewt.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“you see what you expect to see”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“I am not worried, Harry,” said Dumbledore, his voice a little stronger despite the freezing water. “I am with you.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“Harry, you wonderful boy, you brave, brave man.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“I was supposed to be waiting up here when you got back, only your Phoenix lot got in the way…”
“Yes, they do that,” said Dumbledore.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Albus Dumbledore Famous Quotes

“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“It was important, Dumbledore said, to fight, and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then could evil be kept at bay, though never quite eradicated. . . .”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“I believe your friends Misters Fred and George Weasley were responsible for trying to send you a toilet seat. No doubt they thought it would amuse you.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“Don’t count your owls before they are delivered.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“You think it – wise – to trust Hagrid with something as important as this?”
“I would trust Hagrid with my life,” said Dumbledore.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“You know, I sometimes think we Sort too soon…”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“I can make things move without touching them. I can make animals do what I want them to do, without training them. I can make bad things happen to people who annoy me. I can make them hurt if I want to.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“Strange how nearsighted being invisible can make you” – said Dumbledore”
― J.K. Rowling

“I owe you an explanation of an old man’s mistakes. For I see now that what I have done, and not done, with regard to you, bears all the hallmarks of the failings of age. Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young… and I seem to have forgotten lately…”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“I am not paying for some crackpot old fool to teach him magic tricks!” yelled Uncle Vernon. Hagrid seized his pink umbrella and whirled it over his head “Never -” he thundered “- insult -Albus -dumbledore – in – front – of – me!”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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“Prongs rode again last night… You know, Harry, in a way, you did see your father last night… You found him inside yourself.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“I have no power to make other men see the truth, or to overrule the Minister of Magic.”
― Albus Dumbledore

“After all this time?
Always”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“Perhaps you have been looking in the wrong places.”
― J.K. Rowling

“for in dreams, we enter a world that is entirely our own.”
― J.K. Rowling

“At that moment, Harry fully understood for the first time why people said Dumbledore was the only wizard Voldemort had ever feared. The look upon Dumbledore’s face as he stared down at the unconscious form of Mad-Eye moody was more terrible than Harry could have ever imagined. There was no benign smile upon Dumbledore’s face, no twinkle in the eyes behind the spectacles. There was cold fury in every line of the ancient face; a sense of power radiated from Dumbledore as though he were giving off burning heat.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“Course Dumbledore trusts you,” growled Moody. “He’s a trusting man, isn’t he? Believes in second chances. But me — I say there are spots that don’t come off, Snape. Spots that never come off, d’you know what I mean?”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“He felt even angrier that Dumbledore was showing signs of weakness. He had no business being weak when Harry wanted to rage and storm at him.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“Sirius was a brave, clever, and energetic man, and such men are not usually content to sit at home in hiding while they believe others to be in danger.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“Of course I loved you . . . and I knew that it would happen all over again . . . that where I loved, I would cause irreparable damage. I am no fit person to love . . . I have never loved without causing harm.”
― J.K. Rowling

Albus Dumbledore Inspirational Quotes

“Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves it’s own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“Oh, he’s not unbalanced,” said Dumbledore quietly. “He’s just suffered a severe disappointment.”
― J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“Your father is alive in you, Harry, and shows himself most plainly when you need of him. How else could you produce that particular Patronus? Prongs rode again last night.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“But you’re dead,’ said Harry.
‘Oh, yes,’ said Dumbledore matter-of-factly.
‘Then… am I dead too?’
‘Ah,’ said Dumbledore, smiling still more broadly. ‘That is the question, isn’t it? On the whole, dear boy, I think not.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“Yes, Harry, you can love, said Dumbledore, who looked as though he knew perfectly well what Harry had just refrained from saying. Which, given everything that has happened to you, is a great and remarkable thing.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“I say to you all, once again — in the light of Lord Voldemort’s return, we are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided. Lord Voldemort’s gift for spreading discord and enmity is very great. We can fight it only by showing an equally strong bond of friendship and trust. Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“Hasn’t your experience with the Time-Turner taught you anything, Harry? The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed…”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“There is a room in the Department of Mysteries, that is kept locked at all times. It contains a force that is at once more wonderful and more terrible than death, than human intelligence, than forces of nature. It is also, perhaps, the most mysterious of the many subjects for study that reside there. It is the power held within that room that you possess in such quantities and which Voldemort has not at all. That power took you to save Sirius tonight. That power also saved you from possession by Voldemort, because he could not bear to reside in a body so full of the force he detests. In the end, it mattered not that you could not close your mind. It was your heart that saved you.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“But he understood at last what Dumbledore had been trying to tell him. It was, he thought, the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high. Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but Dumbledore knew — and so do I, thought Harry, with a rush of fierce pride, and so did my parents — that there was all the difference in the world.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“I see a light in the kitchen. Let us not deprive Molly any longer of the chance to deplore how thin you are.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Albus Dumbledore Phrases

“Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.
“After all this time?”
“Always,” said Snape.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“It’s going to be all right, sir,” Harry said over and over again, more worried by Dumbledore’s silence than he had been by his weakened voice. “We’re nearly there … I can Apparate us both back … don’t worry …”
“I am not worried, Harry,” said Dumbledore, his voice a little stronger despite the freezing water. “I am with you.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“Hagrid, look what I’ve got for relatives!” Harry said furiously. “Look at the Dursleys!”
“An excellent point,” said Professor Dumbledore. “My own brother, Aberforth, was prosecuted for practicing inappropriate charms on a goat. It was all over the papers, but did Aberforth hide? No, he did not! He held his head high and went about his business as usual! Of course, I’m not entirely sure he can read, so that may not have been bravery. . . .”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“Everybody finished the song at different times. Dumbledore conducted their last few lines with his wand and when they had finished, he was one of those who clapped loudest. ‘Ah music,’ he said, wiping his eyes. ‘A magic beyond all we do here!”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“Have to? Of course you have to! But only because of you, Harry, won’t rest until Voldemort is finished! Think now, for once, if you have never heard of the prophecy! What would you do?”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“Oh, there you are, Albus,’ he said. ‘You’ve been a very long time. Upset stomach?’
‘No, I was merely reading the Muggle magazines,’ said Dumbledore. ‘I do love knitting patterns.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“But Dumbledore says he doesn’t care what they do as long as they don’t take him off the Chocolate Frog cards.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”
― JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“But this is touching, Severus,” said Dumbledore seriously. “Have you grown to care for the boy, after all?”
“For him?” shouted Snape. “Expecto Patronum!”
From the tip of his wand burst the silver doe. She landed on the office floor, bounded once across the office, and soared out of the window. Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.
“After all this time?”
“Always,” said Snape.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Albus Dumbledore Sayings

“For future reference, Harry, it is raspberry…although of course, if I were a Death Eater, I would have been sure to research my own jam preferences before impersonating myself.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“I DON’T CARE!” Harry yelled at them, snatching up a lunascope and throwing it into the fireplace. “I’VE HAD ENOUGH, I’VE SEEN ENOUGH, I WANT OUT, I WANT IT TO END, I DON’T CARE ANYMORE!”
“You do care,” said Dumbledore. He had not flinched or made a single move to stop Harry demolishing his office. His expression was calm, almost detached. “You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“You know, Minister, I disagree with Dumbledore on many counts…but you cannot deny he’s got style…”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“He must have known I’d want to leave you.”
“No, he must have known you would always want to come back.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“He accused me of being Dumbledore’s man through and through.”
“How very rude of him.”
“I told him I was.”
Dumbledore opened his mouth to speak and then closed it again. Fawkes the phoenix let out a low, soft, musical cry. To Harry’s intense embarrassment, he suddenly realized that Dumbledore’s bright blue eyes looked rather watery, and stared hastily at his own knee. When Dumbledore spoke, however, his voice was quite steady.
“I am very touched, Harry.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“What happened down in the dungeons between you and Professor Quirrell is a complete secret, so, naturally the whole school knows.”
― J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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