The 10 Wisest Quotes from the Harry Potter Series

You cannot deny that the Harry Potter series is full of so much wisdom, it may as well be the format for how people should live their lives. For this reason, we’ve picked some of the best quotes from the seven books.

1. Choices

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

  – Albus Dumbledore

2. Loss

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Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.

– Luna Lovegood

3. Identity

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The world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters. We have all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the power we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.

– Sirius Black

4. The Mind

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The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure.

– Severus Snape

5. Culture

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

– Albus Dumbledore

6. Values

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Books! And cleverness! There are more important things – friendship and bravery.

– Hermione Granger

7. Trust

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Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain.

– Arthur Weasley

8. Behaviour

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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

9. Life

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

– Albus Dumbledore

10. Wit

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Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure.

– Luna Lovegood

What’s your favourite Harry Potter quote? Is it one from above or a different one entirely? Share it with us.

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6 responses to “The 10 Wisest Quotes from the Harry Potter Series

  1. Oh I totally agree! The HP books hold a lot of wisdom, metaphors, and fun characters through which we can learn and discuss life. Thanks for the great quotes!

    ~Aspen

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