Quotes from
Tales of Beedle the Bard

-- Quotes of Notoriety and Significance --

Book Eight
Magic causes as much trouble as it cures.… J.K Rowling
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The worst excesses of wizardkind sprang from the all-too-human traits of cruelty, apathy, or arrogant misapplication of their own talents… JKR about Beedles philosophy
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Truth… is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution… Dumbledore to Harry
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In the fond hope, my son, that you will never need it… Kindly father to wayward son
Any wizard who shows fondness for the society of Muggles is of low intelligence, with magic so feeble and pitiful that he can only feel himself superior if surrounded by Muggle pig-men. Nothing is a surer sign of weak magic than a weakness for non-magical company.… Brutus Malfoy
Pay me the proof of your pain …
Pay me the fruit of your labors …
Pay me the treasure of your past… Guardians of the Fountain to Asha, Altheda, Amata and Sir Luckless
Bigotted Pure-bloods… lie to themselves … then attempt to foist their hypocrisy upon the rest of us by asking us to ban works dealing with the truths they deny.… Dumbledore to Lucius Malfoy
You speak well, Warlock, and I would be delighted by your attentions, if only I thought you had a heart!… Maiden to Heartless Warlock
One of the greatest, and least acknowledged, temptations of magic … the quest for invulnerability… Albus Dumbledore
To hurt is as human as to breath…Albus Dumbledore
Tamper with the deepest mysteries — the source of life, the essence of self — only if prepared for consequences of the most extreme and dangerous kind.…Adelbert Waffling's first Fundamental Law of Magic
Give it up, It's never going to happen.…Bertrand de Pensees-Profondes about magically reversing death
Taunting death — by engaging in violence or necromancy means pitting oneself against a wily enemy who cannot lose.…Albus Dumbledore
When his wand's oak and hers is holly, Then to marry would be folly…Wizarding proverb
Rowan gossips, chestnut drones, ash is stubborn, hazel moans… Wizarding proverb
Wand of elder, never prosper.… Wizarding proverb
Humans have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.… Albus Dumbledore
Which human being, having lost someone they loved, could withstand the temptation of the Resurrection Stone?…Albus Dumbledore
Even I, Albus Dumbledore, would find it easiest to refuse the Invisibility Cloak; which only goes to show that, clever as I am, I remain just as big a fool as anyone else.… Albus Dumbledore