Harry Potter is a name that makes you take a break from reality and travel to a magical land. By combining fantasy, drama, mystery, thriller, adventure, horror, and romance, J. K. Rowling created a masterpiece suitable for all ages.

The Harry Potter franchise enjoyed an immense popularity ever since it was released and adapted to the big screen, with actors like Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe bringing the book’s characters to life.

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Since the first book was released in 1997, Harry Potter became the best-selling book series in history. The books have been translated into eight languages and have sold more than 500 million copies worldwide.

From appearance to personality, each character is carefully developed, and each adventure teaches readers about life choices and facing difficult situations.

Harry Potter is not only about wizards, potions and magical creatures, but also about love, friendship, honor, challenges and being prepared for whatever may come. (And it’s also about funny moments sometimes!)

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Here are 18 Harry Potter quotes to teach you some valuable lessons in life.

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

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

— Dumbledore (read more Dumbledore quotes)

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

— Dumbledore

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

— Dumbledore

Understanding is the frst step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.

— Dumbledore

We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.

— Kingsley Shacklebolt

Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure.

— Luna Lovegood

You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.

— Ginny Weasley

Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.

— Dumbledore

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

— 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

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What’s life without a little risk?

— Sirius Black

Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.

— Dumbledore

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

— Dumbledore

I am what I am an’ I’m not ashamed. ‘Never be ashamed,’ my ol’ dad used ter say, ‘there’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth bothern’ with.’

— Hagrid

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

— Dumbledore

What’s comin’ will come, an’ we’ll meet it when it does.

— Hagrid

Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.

— Dumbledore