The Inspiring Life Lessons ‘Harry Potter’ Taught Us

British author J.K. Rowling, creator of the Harry Potter fantasy series, points to the place on her forehead where her title character has a scar while reading ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ during the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 5, 2010 in Washington, DC. About 30,000 people are expected to attend attended the 132-year-old tradition of rolling colored eggs down the South Lawn of the White House.

On the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone’s publish date, it is the perfect time to revisit the magic, the memories, the friends and the lessons we learned as we read the adventures of the British orphan Harry Potter, who long believed he was an unloved outcast by his aunt and uncle, but one day was told by a gruff, loving half giant on his 11th birthday, “You’re a wizard, Harry.” From that moment on Harry’s life completely changed, and so did that of J.K. Rowling’s readers, as we grew up with Harry, his best friends Ron Weasley and Hermoine Granger, and his beloved teachers at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

In these tumultuous times, when people all over the world are so divided, politicians sell their principles for money and prolonged power and many world leaders have forsaken the greater good for the good of the few, we can always escape to Hogwarts and join Harry’s ranks. We can imagine a world where people choose to be brave, who do the right thing even when it is incredibly hard and against all the odds and were often almost completely alone in doing it. At Hogwarts, a few excellent people fought incredibly hard for years because they believed in the greater good, and in an inclusive magical world. In a time where it feels like so few people are being brave, and standing up for what is right, it is good to be reminded that people like Harry, Hermoine, the Weasleys, Professor Dumbledore, Hagrid, Severus Snape, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Dobby the Free Elf, Professor McGonagall, Neville Longbottom and others are out there, groups of dedicated citizens persistently fighting for a better world.

Many lives have been touched by Rowling’s world, and she has taught her readers so much. The books are rich in lessons and values, but here are just a few integral lessons from the throughout the series, that hopefully will warm your heart and give you courage:

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

-Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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

-Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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

-Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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

-Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“Because that’s what Hermione does,” said Ron, shrugging. “When in doubt, go to the library.”

-Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“Which only goes to show that the best of us must sometimes eat our words,’ Dumbledore went on, smiling.”

-Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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

-Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban

“Don’t let the Muggles get you down.”

-Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“Besides, the world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters. 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.”

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

-Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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

-Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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

-Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“Numbing the pain for awhile will only make it worse when you finally feel it.”

-Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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

-Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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

-Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“According to Madam Pomfrey, thoughts could leave deeper scars than almost anything else.”

-Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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

-Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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

-Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“‘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.'”

-Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“People find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.”

-Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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

-Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“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.”

-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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

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