Source: Warner Bros

Source: Warner Bros

Continuing our series celebrating J. K. Rowling as her 50th birthday quickly approaches, here are our favourite words of wisdom from Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, headmaster of Hogwarts.

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.
The Philosopher’s Stone

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

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

The Goblet of Fire

It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.
The Goblet of Fire

The world isn’t split into good people and Death Eater. We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.
The Order of the Phoenix

The consequences of our actions are so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future
is a very difficult business indeed.

The Prisoner of Azkaban

Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean it is not real?
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. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find it to their own surprise that they wear it well.
The Deathly Hallows

Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic,
capable of both influencing injury and remedying it

The Dealthly Hallows

Do you have any favourtie quotes from the Harry Potter books?