Tag Archives: J.K. Rowling

Tom Riddle on Greatness

“Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies.”

— Tom Riddle in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, chapter 20

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July 19, 2007 · 3:37 pm

Albus Dumbledore on Age

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

— Albus Dumbledore in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, chapter 37

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July 19, 2007 · 3:23 pm

Albus Dumbledore on Age

“Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.”

— Albus Dumbledore in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, chapter 26

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July 19, 2007 · 3:19 pm

Albus Dumbledore on Choices

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

— Albus Dumbledore in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, chapter 18

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July 11, 2007 · 2:36 pm

Albus Dumbledore on Unity

“Every guest in this Hall… will be welcomed back here at any time, should they wish to come, I say to you all, once again—in the light of Lord Voldemort’s return, we are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided. Lord Voldemort’s gift for spreading discord and enmity is very great. We can fight it only by showing an equally strong bond of friendship and trust. Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.”

— Albus Dumbledore in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, chapter 37

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June 27, 2007 · 5:19 pm

Albus Dumbledore on Truth

“It is my belief, however, that the truth is generally preferable to lies…

— Albus Dumbledore in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, chapter 37

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June 27, 2007 · 5:18 pm

Albus Dumbledore on Truth

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

— Albus Dumbledore in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, chapter 17

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June 27, 2007 · 5:15 pm