5 Albus Dumbledore Quotes to Inspire Your Best Self

If you’re a true Potterhead, you’ve probably gotten into a fight or two about which Harry Potter book is best– which is understandable, especially since opinions differ by state.

And honestly, even though you may never agree with your fellow Harry Potter fans about which book from J.K. Rowling’s best-selling heptalogy is the best, there are some things all Harry Potter Fans can agree on. For one, it’s hard to dispute the reality that Emma Watson was the perfect Hermione. Or that it would be incredible to live in Hogwarts.

Oh, and the fact that Dumbledore gives the best advice around. Not convinced?

It’s time to sit back, relax, and allow these five Dumbledore quotes to inspire your best self.


  1. “One can never have enough socks.” —Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone


Ok– now this one is pretty random, but that doesn’t mean it’s not jam-packed with truth. There’s nothing worse than trying to get out the door in a hurry, and not being able to hunt down a clean pair of socks. So heed Dumbledore’s advice on this one: buy all the socks!

  1.  “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” — Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

In other words, you are not defined by your past. Remember that. Hold your head high and go be the conquerer you were born to be.

  1.  “Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.”Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Remember all those times your parents told you the right decision isn’t always easy? Yeah? Well, it turns out Dumbledore agrees. They were right.

  1. “The best of us sometimes eat our words.” — Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

When it comes to eating our words, we’ve all been there– and we’ll probably all be there again at some point. But there’s no better cure to embarrassment than a little validation from good ole’ Dumbledore, right?  

  1. “Youth can not know how age thinks and feels, but old men are guilty if they forget what it is to be young.” — Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

If Dumbledore tells you to embrace your inner child, you embrace your inner child. Wear a tutu in public, if you please. Boycott broccoli. Buy a coloring book. Come on, don’t hold back.

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