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Quote #10

"There are all kinds of courage," said Dumbledore, smiling. "It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. I therefore award ten points to Mr. Neville Longbottom." (17.197)

We're glad that Dumbledore's noticed Neville's bravery, just as we have. In fact, if you look back over the list of quotes in this section, you might be surprised at how many bring us back to Neville. See, Neville is brave, just as brave as anyone else in Gryffindor. Dumbledore reminds us that "all kinds of courage" exist in the world and Neville's been participating in an important one: "stand[ing] up to [his] friends." He's faced enemies, too, but sometimes it's just as difficult to face down your companions. Don't forget: it's these final ten points that Neville wins which give the Gryffindors a win at the house cup, too. Sometimes small acts of bravery are the most pivotal.

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