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Albus Dumbledore, one of the most beloved characters from the Harry Potter series of fantasy novels, was the Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and the most powerful wizard of his time. Due to his legendary power, Dumbledore was the only wizard that Voldemort actually feared.

The prophecy said that Harry Potter will be the one to defeat the Dark Lord, but Dumbledore knew that the prophecy will only come true if Harry would be prepared enough when the time comes. So instead of overprotecting him, he let the child learn a few hard lessons on his own; he allowed Harry to confront his fears so he would grow into a brave young wizard.

Dumbledore believed that the good lies in everyone, that second chances reveal the best in people, and that love is the greatest magic of all.

Here are 15 Dumbledore quotes to teach you some valuable life lessons:

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We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.

 

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

 

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

 

It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.

 

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

 

Dark times lie ahead of us and there will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what is right.

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

 

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

 

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

 

It’s the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.

 

Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.

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

 

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

 

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.

 

The best of us sometimes eat our words.