Determined to play his part, he clambered into his attic and threw his entire stock of Flobberworms out of the skylight at passing Death Eaters. While this may not have had much effect on the outcome of the battle, it was generally felt to show the right spirit.
You will fail. It's inevitable. It's what you do with it.
We've covered power and politics in the wizarding world sensibly and thoroughly. But to end on something altogether more uplifting, let's take a look at the potent presence of Peeves the poltergeist. If there were an unpopularity contest among the staff and students of Hogwarts, surely Peeves would at least be a finalist in the ‘nuisance' category?
I'll eat myself if you can find A smarter hat than me.
RON: Only- friends. Funny word- friends. Not that funny. Just a word, really. Friends. Friend. Funny friend. You, my funny friend, my Hermoine. Not that- not my Hermoine, you understand- not MY Hermoine- not MINE- you know, but...
Witness for the defense, Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore.