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7 Motivational Dumbledore Quotes To Get You Through Monday

7 Best Dumbledore Quotes To Motivate You When You're Down

Most of my favourite quotes can be found within the pages of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter. There are so many little pearls of wisdom hidden within these pages, many of which are great pick-me-ups for when you’re feeling a bit demotivated or down in the dumps.

It makes sense that many of these quotes come from one of the best Harry Potter characters. Of course I mean the greatest wizard of all time himself, Albus Dumbledore. As he said himself, “I’ve always prized myself on my ability to turn a phrase. Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it.”

So without further ado, here are the 7 best Dumbledore quotes to motivate you when you feel uninspired.

“It is important to fight and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then can evil be kept at bay though never quite eradicated.”

– Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Now was Dumbledore talking about Voldemort… or mental health problems? Sometimes it can feel like life is a never ending barrage of hardships but if you push back against them you can keep yourself afloat. This famous quote seems most apt for those fighting depression and I like that it doesn’t give the false impression that something like that can ever truly be eradicated. 

“You fail to recognise that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!”

– Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

There is always room for growth and you can always change the path you’re on. If you’re dissatisfied with your lot in life, think about what you need to do to grow into the person you want to be. Remember that Harry Potter grew up in a cupboard under the stairs so you’ve already got a head start! 

“We must try not to sink beneath our anguish . . . but battle on.”

– Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Life is hard sometimes (most of the time), but the best way to get over a major blow is to pick yourself up and carry on. It’s difficult, and you may need some help, but as clichéd as it is, time is the best healer and you need to keep trudging forwards. 

“Let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”

– Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Pottermore recently created a number of gorgeous Harry Potter related posters with various different quotes on them. I managed to snag this Dumbledore quote poster at a Pottermore quiz event a few months ago and now it has pride of place on my bedroom wall. It always reminds me to pursue new adventures and opportunities. Unfortunately, shortly after this Albus Dumbledore quote left his lips, he was murdered. But the fear of the future can’t stop you from living in the present! 

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

– Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

This reminds me a little of the Japanese concept of ikigai. It’s about finding your purpose in life and how the small choices you make on a daily existence make you who you are, no matter how successful you are.

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

– Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Now I think having dreams and an active imagination is so, so important but getting stuck in the land of make-believe doesn’t do you any good either. At some point, you need to stop dreaming and start doing. More inspiration can be found in The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k by Sarah Knight

And lastly, my favourite Dumbledore quote, indeed, my favourite quote of all time:

“Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

– Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

This Dumbledore quote is a powerful reminder that there is always good, even when everything seems bleak. Dumbledore utters these words in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which is the best book in the entire series. Want to find out why? Read this post about why Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the best

What’s your favourite Albus Dumbledore quote? Now, I hope you’re ready to take Monday by the horns because we got this 💪A healthy dose of Monday Motivation from Albus Dumbledore is a great way to start the day! 

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17 Comments

  1. 17th Oct 2017 / 9:02 PM

    “Let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” – This should be the motto for any night out with the girls!

    C x

  2. 17th Oct 2017 / 9:30 PM

    These are some awesome quotes from Dumbledore, I totally need them to help me get through most days I think haha!

  3. 18th Oct 2017 / 12:24 AM

    Your Dumbledore quotes definitely came at the right time for me. I really identified with ‘We must try not to sink beneath our anguish . . . but battle on’ because sometimes it can be all too easy to give up but it is important to keep on no matter what x

  4. 18th Oct 2017 / 9:50 AM

    I love your final Dumbledore quote, I always knew he was wise but seeing some of these quotes make you think x

  5. 18th Oct 2017 / 12:19 PM

    Brilliant quotes, he was a wise wise man! If only he was real and could give me everyday guidance!

  6. 18th Oct 2017 / 6:35 PM

    What a great selection of quotes from Dumbledore, i love motivational and inspirational quotes 🙂

  7. Katrina Downie
    18th Oct 2017 / 10:31 PM

    Even though to my friends disgust I haven’t seen Harry Potter these quotes are relatable to everyone great post

  8. Super Busy Mum
    19th Oct 2017 / 9:58 AM

    Love this. I’m a big HP fan and these quotes are just bloomin’ wonderful.

  9. Baby Isabella
    19th Oct 2017 / 1:03 PM

    Love the quotes but our favourite is not dwelling on dreams and forgetting to live in the moment x

  10. Hungry_Healthy_Happy
    19th Oct 2017 / 2:43 PM

    I love the one about it doesn’t matter what someone is born, but what they grow to be. We are not where we come from.

  11. 19th Oct 2017 / 8:34 PM

    These Harry Potter quotes are great! Definitely gave me the little push I needed today!

  12. Lauretta
    19th Oct 2017 / 11:32 PM

    I love all of these quotes. My personal favorite is “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” I will have to read these kind of quotes on a weekly basis to keep me motivated.

  13. Nicol
    20th Oct 2017 / 8:33 AM

    I’ve never watched or read Harry Potter so these quotes are new to me. I love them!

  14. Lucy Cotterill
    21st Oct 2017 / 5:47 PM

    Love all of these! Big HP fan here!!!

  15. 24th Oct 2017 / 1:13 PM

    “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – something to live by, I think!

  16. Deborah Nicholas
    26th Oct 2017 / 10:46 AM

    i love a good HP quote! Huge fans here too!

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