16 Life Lessons Us Muggles Have Learned From Harry Potter
Harry Potter isn't just a book series: it's a world to get lost in when we need to escape from the real world. It has provided us with characters who we feel like are our friends, and a story that is just pure magic.
For many of us when Harry started as a first year at Hogwarts we were starting school too (Unfortunately, our own Hogwarts letter seem to got lost in the mail), and as the stories progressed we grew up alongside him. Our own story developed alongside his.
But it wasn't all just about playing Quidditch and brewing Polyjuice potions.Through her fascinating world, JK Rowling taught us so many valuable life lessons with her underlying messages; relevant even to us mere muggles. With the release of the new book Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, we thought we would take a look back over some of our favourites.
After all this time do we still love Harry Potter? Always *Cries a million tears*.
1. That we can do anything as long as we put our minds to it. Be brave, have courage.
"You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve." - Ginny Weasley
2. There is always hope in life as long as you look for it.
"Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect." - Luna Lovegood
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3. That no one is better than anyone else, we are all equal.
"We are all human, aren't we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving." - Kingsley Shacklebolt
4. Harry Potter taught us how to be a good judge of character.
"If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals." - Sirius Black
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5. How important friendship is and how we could never be without our besties.
"Books! And cleverness! There are more important things - friendship and bravery" - Hermione
6. Worrying won't help anything; we can't predict the future but we can be prepared for it.
"No good sittin' worryin' abou' it. What's comin' will come, an' we'll meet it when it does." - Hagrid
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7. Imagination is one of the most powerful weapons.
"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on Earth should that mean it is not real?" - Albus Dumbledore
8. Best friends will always stick by your side no matter what.
"Dobby is happy to be with his friend, Harry Potter" - Dobby
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9. We are never alone.
"We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided." - Albus Dumbledore
10. That love and happiness trumps all.
"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." - Albus Dumbledore
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11. We should all believe in ourselves.
"Working hard is important. But there is something that matters even more, believing in yourself." - Harry Potter
12. Money can't buy happiness.
"Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." - Dumbledore
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13. To not let negativity take over your life. Remain positive and always do your best.
"Don't let the muggles get you down." - Ron Weasley
14. That we are only human at the end of the day.
"Greatness inspires envy. Envy engenders spite. Spite spawns lies." - Lord Voldemort
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15. We should always be our own person and remain true to ourselves.
"The mind is not a book to be opened at will and examined at lesiure." - Severus Snape
16. It's important to face our fears to get what we want.
"We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy" - Albus Dumbledore
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Don't forget the best one of all from Dumbledore himself, who taught us about hope, love, courage, friendship and bravery:
"Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." - Albus Dumbledore (film)
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Written by Eve MacDonald
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