The Best Quotes from Albus Dumbledore

Michael Gambon in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"

Albus Dumbledore is quite possibly one of the wisest and most legendary characters in fiction. Here are a selection of his best quotes, organized by the movies/books they appear in.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“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 Chamber of Secrets

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

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!”

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“The fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength.”

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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

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