Love and friendship
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We Fools Who Love

We Fools Who Love

“I cared about you too much,” said Dumbledore simply.  “I cared more for your happiness than your knowing the truth, more for your peace of mind than my plan, more for your life than the lives that might be lost if the plan failed.  In other words, I acted exactly as Voldemort expects we fools who love to act.”

Albus Dumbledore attempting to explain to Harry why he did not tell him about the prophecy sooner (OP37)

Commentary

Dumbledore apologizes to Harry, but he seems almost to apologize for loving him, as though he believes Voldemort has a point about love being a weakness.  We know that Dumbledore believes Harry's ability to love, and to feel pain as he feels in this scene, is his greatest strength, so this is a surprising excuse.  I guess it is necessary to understand how the enemy thinks.

--AK

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