It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.— J. K. Rowling
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If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
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.
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
Defend your liberty and repel the forces that seek to take it from you.
Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
We do not need magic to transform our world.
We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
By Gryffindor, the bravest were Prized far beyond the rest;
For Ravenclaw, the cleverest Would always be the best; For Hufflepuff, hard workers were Most worthy of admission; And power-hungry Slytherin Loved those of great ambition.
Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I've met people who don't want to try for fear of failing.
Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
Twilight fell: The sky turned to a light, dusky purple littered with tiny silver stars.
Death is just life's next big adventure.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.
Can I have a look at Uranus too, Lavender?
Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.
We're all human, aren't we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.
'It only put me in Gryffindor,' said Harry in a defeated voice, 'because I asked not to go in Slytherin...' 'Exactly' said Dumbledore, beaming once more. 'Which makes you very different from Tom Riddle. It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.'
Wherever I am, if I've got a book with me, I have a place I can go and be happy
Hearing voices no one else can hear isn't a good sign, even in the wizarding world.
Depression isn't just being a bit sad. It's feeling nothing. It's not wanting to be alive anymore.
You're a prefect? Oh Ronnie! That's everyone in the family!" "What are Fred and I? Next door neighbors?
Dobby has no master. Dobby is a free elf!
Dobby is a free elf, and Dobby has come to save Harry Potter and his friends!
Nothing like a nighttime stroll to give you ideas.
We have to choose between what is right, and what is easy.
Longbottom, if brains were gold, you'd be poorer than Weasley, and that's saying something.
It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.
Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.
Is 'fat' really the worst thing a human being can be? Is 'fat' worse than 'vindictive', 'jealous', 'shallow', 'vain', 'boring' or 'cruel'? Not to me.
Honestly, if you were any slower, you’d be going backward.
Another ten points from Gryffindor,” said Snape.
“I would expect nothing more sophisticated from you, Ronald Weasley, the boy so solid he cannot Apparate half an inch across a room.
You might belong in Hufflepuff, Where they are just and loyal, Those patient Hufflepuffs are true, And unafraid of toil.
You'd better hurry up, they'll be waiting for 'the Chosen Captain' — 'The Boy Who Scored'— whatever they call you these days.
Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.
Why are you worrying about YOU-KNOW-WHO, when you should be worrying about YOU-NO-POO? The constipation sensation that's gripping the nation!
What’s comin’ will come, an’ we’ll meet it when it does.
Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.
You can exist without your soul, you know, as long as your brain and heart are still working. But you’ll have no sense of self anymore, no memory, no . . . anything. There’s no chance at all of recovery. You’ll just — exist. As an empty shell. And your soul is gone forever . . . lost.
Now, you two – this year, you behave yourselves.
If I get one more owl telling me you've – you've blown up a toilet or –" "Blown up a toilet? We've never blown up a toilet." "Great idea though, thanks, Mum.
Someone's dead," said Malfoy, and his voice seemed to go up an octave as he said it. "One of your people...I don't know who, it was dark...I stepped over the body...I was supposed to be waiting up here when you got back, only your Phoenix lot got in the way.
Muggles have garden gnomes, too, you know," Harry told Ron as they crossed the lawn. "Yeah, I've seen those things they think are gnomes," said Ron, bent double with his head in a peony bush, "like fat little Santa Clauses with fishing rods.
As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all - the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.
Here lies Dobby, a free elf.
Montague's just been found in a toilet, Sir.
Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.
Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.
The dementors send their love, Potter!
Sounded like a load of waffle to me." "There was some important stuff hidden in the waffle.
When the Dark Lord takes over, is he going to care how many O.
W.L.s or N.E.W.T.s anyone’s got? Of course he isn’t. . . . It’ll be all about the kind of service he received, the level of devotion he was shown.
The thing about growing up with Fred and George," said Ginny thoughtfully, "is that you sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.