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This list of wisdom we've learned from films includes famous movie quotes from classics like Star Wars, Finding Nemo, the Godfather Trilogy, The Breakfast Club .

The Harry Potter series was always a huge part of my life. From reading the books to watching the movies, I could never get enough of this magnificent series. Each time I read the books I learned something more about the hidden themes present. Here are some inspiring quotes that are worth a read.

1. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” ― "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone"

Harry is reminded to not focus on the past gone, or future that could have been, but to live in the moment and stay tuned to the present.

2. “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"

Courage is very important in life. Courage is not always about fighting your enemies, but confronting your friends and yourself.

3. "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"

When life seems impossible, it is important to remember the blessings that surround you.

4.“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” ― "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"

We all have weaknesses and inabilities. It is our decisions that we focus on, and sometimes the right choice is not the easy one.

5. "Working hard is important. But there is something that matters more: believing in yourself." - Harry Potter

One must believe in themselves in order to succeed. Without the ability to believe, hard work may not always pay off.

6. “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"

Do unto others as you would want them to do unto you. Sirius Black points out that everyone with kindness is important.

7. “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"

Dumbledore again shows the importance of choices. When times get rough, think about your decisions and their potential impact.

8. “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"

Karma exists. Everything will work out for the best, even if they are not in the ways you expect.

9. "Do not pity the dead. Pity the living. And above all, pity those without love." - "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"

Many have felt loss. Instead of feeling bad for those people who are now in a better place, feel for those who live every day without love, those who are empty.

10. "Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it." -- "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"

Every word that is said has an impact, no matter how big or small. Instead of using them to cause pain, we can use them to bring love and joy.

I hope that this article will help others recognize the life lessons that J.K. Rowling has strategically placed in each of her pieces. I will one day re-read this books to my children and hope that they understand the benefits that the teachings of these books can have on lives.

Today I'd like to share the most powerful lessons I have learned. Here are 7 quotes that encompass lessons that have changed my life and maybe they'll.

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“When I was a little older, about twelve, I went to work at a nearby house. It was owned by old Mrs. Cromby and oh, I was so homesick! I cried myself to sleep for a fortnight it seemed, until it was my day off and I could go home to see Mam."
He frowned at this, not liking to think of his infant housekeeper in tears. "Why did they send you then if you were so upset?"
She gave him a look. "Because I needed to learn a trade, naturally. And it was a good position. Mrs. Cromby was very strict but I learned so much from her and her housekeeper, Mrs. Little. How to keep records and how to make wood polish and brass polish and silver polish. When to turn linen and how to store cheese. What cuts of beef are the cheapest and how to bargain down the butcher. How to judge when a fish is fresh and when to buy shellfish and when not to. How to keep moths from woolen and mice from the pantry. How to get wine stains out of white linen and how to dye faded cloth black again. All that and so much more."
She drew breath and he looked at her, deeply appalled. "That all sounds frightfully boring."
"And yet without that knowledge you'd live in dirty, messy, vermin-infested chaos," she said sweetly.
― Elizabeth Hoyt, Duke of Sin


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Learning from History


When it comes to the possibilities of 'learning from history' there are doubtless many things we could aspire to learn.
Some of those would be more practically useful, in terms of contributing to the normal and decent functioning of well-meaning societies than others.

The following selection of famous quotations and quotes about ' learning from history ' begins with a few quotes in which several persons express some disillusionment about Humanity's all-too-frequent failure at actually learning from history or the past mistakes of history.
The selection soon continues with other quotations where such seriously famous observers as Edmund Burke, David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Machiavelli present views that very directly suggest that learning deep lessons from history is both possible and desirable.

Our overview of this learning from history may not so much explicitly focus importance on the broader range of past mistakes of history, of which there are many, as learning useful lessons about - The Human Condition AND Social Change.
This can show, through cautionary examples, how past mistakes and serious misjudgements have arisen from time to time disrupting the normal and decent functioning of would-be well-meaning societies.

"We spend a great deal of time studying history, which, let's face it, is mostly the history of stupidity."
Stephen Hawking


"Rulers, Statesmen, Nations, are wont to be emphatically commended to the teaching which experience offers in history. But what experience and history teach is this - that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it. Each period is involved in such peculiar circumstances, exhibits a condition of things so strictly idiosyncratic, that its conduct must be regulated by considerations connected with itself, and itself alone."
G. W. F. Hegel


"We learn from history that we learn nothing from history."
George Bernard Shaw


"We can learn from history, but we can also deceive ourselves when we selectively take evidence from the past to justify what we have already made up our minds to do."
Margaret MacMillan


"Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it."
George Santayana

(The above quote also frequently appears as "those who do not learn from history" and as "those who ignore history")


"Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it."
Winston Churchill


"Human nature will not change. In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we shall have as weak and as strong, as silly and as wise, as bad and as good. Let us therefore study the incidents in this as philosophy to learn wisdom from and none of them as wrongs to be avenged."
Abraham Lincoln (in the context of The American Civil War of 1861 to 1865)


"In history, a great volume is unrolled for our instruction, drawing the materials of future wisdom from the past errors and infirmities of mankind."
Edmund Burke


"History is for human self-knowledge ... the only clue to what man can do is what man has done. The value of history, then, is that it teaches us what man has done and thus what man is."
R. G. Collingwood


"Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places, that history informs us of nothing new or strange in this particular. Its chief use is only to discover the constant and universal principles of human nature."
David Hume


Ralph Waldo Emerson, alike with very many of the thinking persons living in the USA in the eighteen-thirties who had the inclination and leisure time to interest themselves in ideas, was greatly influenced by the works of Victor Cousin ~ and particularly so by his work entitled "Introduction to the History of Philosophy" ~

What is the business of history? What is the stuff of which it is made? Who is the personage of history? Man : evidently man and human nature. There are many different elements in history. What are they? Evidently again, the elements of human nature. History is therefore the development of humanity, and of humanity only; for nothing else but humanity develops itself, for nothing else than humanity is free. ...
... Moreover, when we have all the elements, I mean all the essential elements, their mutual relations do, as it were, discover themselves. We draw from the nature of these different elements, if not all their possible relations, at least their general and fundamental relations.

Victor Cousin
Introduction to the History of Philosophy


Socrates and Plato, two of the greatest philosophers in human history, lived circa 400 B.C. in "Ancient Greece".
In a work penned by Plato, detailing conversations entered into by Socrates, views are expressed which seem to be fully compatible with the above passage from Victor Cousin.

"…can we possibly refuse to admit that there exist in each of us the same generic parts and characteristics as are found in the state? For I presume the state has not received them from any other source. It would be ridiculous to imagine that the presence of the spirited element in cities is not to be traced to individuals, wherever this character is imputed to the people, as it is to the natives of Thrace, and Scythia, and generally speaking, of the northern countries; or the love of knowledge, which would be chiefly attributed to our own country; or the love of riches, which people would especially connect with the Phoenicians and the Egyptians."
Fom Plato's most famous work ~ The Republic


That uniquely wise and insightful playwright William Shakespeare, in one of his plays, has Sir John Falstaff saying to Prince Hal that:

There's neither honesty, manhood, nor good fellowship in thee …
William Shakespeare Henry IV, Part I

Even before he had first read Cousin's Introduction to the History of Philosophy, (in 1829), Ralph Waldo Emerson had expressed views in his private Journals which suggest that he accepted that Human Nature tends, and Human Beings tend, to display three identifiable aspects and orientations.

Imagine hope to be removed from the human breast & see how Society will sink, how the strong bands of order & improvement will be relaxed & what a deathlike stillness would take the place of the restless energies that now move the world. The scholar will extinguish his midnight lamp, the merchant will furl his white sails & bid them seek the deep no more. The anxious patriot who stood out for his country to the last & devised in the last beleagured citadel, profound schemes for its deliverance and aggrandizement, will sheathe his sword and blot his fame. Remove hope, & the world becomes a blank and rottenness.
(Journal entry made between October and December, 1823)

In all districts of all lands, in all the classes of communities thousands of minds are intently occupied, the merchant in his compting house, the mechanist over his plans, the statesman at his map, his treaty, & his tariff, the scholar in the skilful history & eloquence of antiquity, each stung to the quick with the desire of exalting himself to a hasty & yet unfound height above the level of his peers. Each is absorbed in the prospect of good accruing to himself but each is no less contributing to the utmost of his ability to fix & adorn human civilization.
(Journal entry of December, 1824)

Our neighbours are occupied with employments of infinite diversity. Some are intent on commercial speculations; some engage warmly in political contention; some are found all day long at their books …
(This dates from January - February, 1828)

A "Human Tripartism"

Several, authoritative key insights,
(from the Great Faiths, Plato, Socrates, Pythagoras, and Shakespeare!!!),
are available on this site that give convincing support to such a "Tripartite" view of Human Nature!!!

On another of our pages ~ Understanding the Past and the Present ~ suggestions are made that such "Tripartism" would support persons living out their lives long, long ago in tribes and in city-states.

Capacities of Honesty, Manhood and Good-fellowship would all be highly beneficial to persons living in such small-scale Human groupings as tribes and in city-states.
Individuals would tend to behave considerately towards their group-fellows, be capable of co-operation in defence of their group and be capable of entering into personal relationships and economic activity.
City-states can be held to have been more viable than hunter-gatherer tribes because there could have been greater food security through stored agricultural surpluses and more opportunity to enter into trade within and between city-states.

More recently Europe featured Monarchies and Empires - where some men worked, some men fought (Knights) and some men prayed (Priests). Such dynastic sovereignty being displaced in time by Constitutional Monarchies and Republics where democracy applies.


Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote that:-

" is a bundle of relations, a knot of roots,
whose flower and fruitage is the world..."

~ Should this be true it would follow that Human Societies often tend to arise out of the Human Condition as directly influenced by Human Nature!

A Societal "Human Tripartism"

This view suggests that "Non-Doctrinaire" Societies themselves!!! often have a Tripartite character.

Learning from History - quotations quotes - do not learn from history are doomed as learning useful lessons about - The Human Condition AND Social Change. But what experience and history teach is this - that people and governments.

410 Inspirational Learning Quotes That Will Grow Your Mind

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Every now and then you read a book, watch a movie or simply hear a story where you learn something that dramatically changes your life. It’s profound when it happens. But as remarkable as it may be, it is also rare and unpredictable.

I’ve come to realize such special lessons only come when the moment is right. Call it destiny if you will, but I believe when the student is ready, the master will appear.

I also believe we will not move on to the next lesson until we’ve fully understood, accepted and embraced the last one. Today I’d like to share the most powerful lessons I have learned.

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Here are 7 quotes that encompass lessons that have changed my life and maybe they’ll change yours too:

Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

―Norman Vincent Peale

Peale’s quote encompasses the message of his book “The Power of Positive Thinking”. A friend loaned me his copy of this book and from the very first page I became enthralled. I knew I could improve and become a better person but never understood how and “The Power of Positive Thinking” taught me how.

I can never fully explain how life-changing Peale’s book was for me. The lessons contained in it started me on a new journey, one that is positive and hopeful. I learned to embrace every day with a humble but reasonable confidence in myself and my abilities.

I highly recommend “The Power of Positive Thinking” to anyone, especially if you have been struggling for some time and you want to find a way to rise above your struggles.

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.

―Jim Rohn

Few teachers teach lessons that are so direct, honest and significant. Rohn often talked about possibilities and opportunities as wind and that the wind blows around all of us, but the difference is how you set your sail.

Peale’s lesson came first and I am fortunate it did, because had I not learned the lessons of positive thinking I would not have been ready to design my own life plan. I would not have written my memoir and self-published it. I also would not have created this blog you are reading.

By writing, self-publishing and even starting my blogs, I began to design my own life as a writer. I could have continued to write in my personal journals and stayed in obscurity, but that would have been self-limiting.

So what’s your passion? Have you designed your own plan to bring life to your passion?

If you’re waiting for someone else to give you an opportunity or design your plan for you, well, be prepared if they don’t have much in store for you.

Go ahead, set your own sail.

Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do.

―John Wooden

Oh boy, one of the most important lessons of all. Our failures, our mistakes, and our weaknesses are usually at the forefront of our minds. It’s natural and normal to want to improve in the things we do not do well, but our energy would be better spent focusing on the things we do well.

Don’t let what you can’t do hold you back from doing what you can do.

In other words set your sail by your strengths.

Embrace your passion and allow your strengths to grow. Your confidence in your abilities will naturally grow as well.

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

―Albert Einstein

We all make mistakes, plain and simple. Some mistakes are major, but most are minor and repairable. However, the only way to avoid a mistake is to attempt nothing at all.

Is that really an option?

I used to fear making mistakes. I always took the path of least resistance, so I thought.

It’s better to do what you want to do and learn from the mistakes you make. You’re going to make them, but you may discover they are not so bad after all.

Whenever you learn from a mistake you improve and grow from it. Well, my friends, there’s a great sense of accomplishment and satisfaction in that.

Half the failures in life arise from pulling in the horse as he is leaping.

―Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare

Too many people have given up just when they were about to cross the finish line. The problem was they didn’t know they were so close.

If you’re going to do something, be prepared to go all the way. Fear and doubt will always find their way into our consciousness when we attempt to go beyond what we’ve done before and if we let them, they will stop us.

The key is to follow through all the way to the finish. We usually come up short because we stop ourselves when it gets too tough and seems hopeless. On the contrary, that’s when you’re about to have a breakthrough.

Keep going. Be all in.

You have to let people see what you wrote. It will never be perfect, but perfect is overrated.

―Tina Fey

Perfection is unachievable and irrelevant and yet, too many of us get caught up trying to achieve it.

Do what you can to the best of your ability. You’ll discover that most of the time, that’s good enough.

I wrote a short, free eBook on this subject. Feel free to read it.

If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?

―Steve Jobs

One of the most valuable lessons in life is learning to enjoy each day, each moment and do what you are about to do with purpose. Simply going through the motions is not enough.

You’ve got to be intentional about your life.

Are you happy? Are you doing what you want to be doing? If so, that’s fantastic. If not, then what are you going to do today?

Don’t let doubt, fear, or anyone other than yourself, decide whether you have a future as a writer, sculptor, painter, or whatever your endeavor might be.

― Writer’s Doubt – The Book

I hope you enjoyed these quotes and the lessons they taught me.  Here’s what I would like to ask you to do:

If you’re a blogger, write a post about quotes that represent valuable lessons that changed your life.

Tag. You’re it.

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