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Get all the most motivational and inspirational Harry Potter quotes from the book series about the young wizard tasked with fighting evil.

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The magical Harry Potter quotes motivated and inspired Harry on his journey, and they will do the same for you as you read the Harry Potter books.

These inspirational Harry Potter quotes tackle themes of life, love, friendship, fate, death, adventure, good, evil, responsibility, and so much more.

You’ll hear from popular characters like Harry Potter himself, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Ginny Weasley, Fred Weasley, Albus Dumbledore, Severus Snape, Luna Lovegood, Sirius Black, Rubeus Hagrid, Remus Lupin, and even Lord Voldemort.

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Most Inspirational Harry Potter Quotes

What are some inspirational quotes from Harry Potter?

“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.”

“You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” 

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”

“I’m going to keep going until I succeed – or die. Don’t think I don’t know how this might end. I’ve known it for years.”

“But you know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

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

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

“We can’t choose our fate, but we can choose others. Be careful in knowing that.”

“Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!”

“Perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it.”

“I am what I am, an’ I’m not ashamed. ‘Never be ashamed,’ my ol’ dad used ter say, ‘there’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth botherin’ with.”

“Yeah, size is no guarantee of power.”

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

“Don’t let the Muggles get you down.”

“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”

“We’re with you whatever happens.”

“The ones that love us never really leave us. You can always find them, in here.”

“Thoughts could leave deeper scars than almost anything else.”

“It was, he thought, the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high. Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but Dumbledore knew — and so do I, thought Harry, with a rush of fierce pride, and so did my parents — that there was all the difference in the world.”

“Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure.”

“When in doubt, go to the library.”

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

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”

“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”

“Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself.”

“You think the dead we loved ever truly leave us? You think that we don’t recall them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble?”

“And now, Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”

“Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.”

“It is the quality of one’s convictions that determines success, not the number of followers.”

“Curiosity is not a sin. But we should exercise caution with our curiosity.”

“There’s things more importan’ than keepin’ a job.”

“Sadly, accidental rudeness occurs alarmingly often. Best to say nothing at all, my dear man.”

“I mean, you could claim that anything’s real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody’s proved it doesn’t exist!”

“Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.”

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

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

“Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.”

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


“Celebrity is as celebrity does, remember that.”

“Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human … the fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength.” 

“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.”

“For in dreams, we enter a world that is entirely our own.”

“No good sittin’ worryin’ abou’ it. What’s comin’ will come, an’ we’ll meet it when it does.”

“I think I’ll just go down and have some pudding and wait for it all to turn up — it always does in the end.”

“Accio Brain!”

“I think we’ve outgrown full-time education … Time to test our talents in the real world, d’you reckon?”

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

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

“Mischief Managed!” 

“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.”

“We’re all going to keep fighting, Harry. You know that?”

“I am not worried, Harry…I am with you.”

“Time will not slow down when something unpleasant lies ahead.”

“Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.”

“You will also find that help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.”

“Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one who rises against them and strikes back!”

“Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.”

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

“It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.”


“Until the very end.”


These motivational and inspirational Harry Potter quotes serve as a literary spell, reminding us of our inner strength, the magic of persistence, and the power of believing in oneself. So, let the wisdom of Hogwarts be your guiding light, and share these quotes with someone who might need a touch of wizarding motivation today.

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