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75 Old Soul Quotes: A Curated Collection for the Eternally Wise

75 Old Soul Quotes: A Curated Collection for the Eternally Wise

Being an old soul can have it's pros and it's cons but once you realise what you are it is easier to live your life how you want it.

Old souls like to live a simpler life with less stress and chaos and are content with what they have.

It might be hard for other people to understand as your wants and needs are different but life would be boring if everyone was the same.

In this article I've put together 75 quotes that are relatable to old souls.

Whether you're an old soul or not, you might want to look through the quotes as they could be relatable to you or some of your friends and family.

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75 Old Soul Quotes

Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough. – Josh Billings

You are an old soul with a young heart; naive enough to love, wise enough to learn. – Axiom.attic

Anyone who takes the time to attentively listen is either an old soul or a romantic one. – Richelle E. Goodrich

Love is not a matter of counting the years – it's making the years count. – Wolfman Jack Smith

For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and everyone who humbles himself will be exalted. – Jesus of Nazareth

If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration. – Nikola Tesla

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking. – Marcus Aurelius

You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather. – Pema Chödrön

There is a special kind of person in our world who finds himself alone and isolated, almost since birth. His solitary existence isn’t from a preference or antisocial temperament– he is simply old. Old in heart, old in mind, and old in soul, this person who finds his outlook on life vastly different and more matured than those around him. – Aletheia Luna

The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time. – James Taylor

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Here’s to the old in soul and the gypsy at heart. – Anonymous

A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world: everyone you meet is your mirror. – Ken Keyes

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. – Ingrid Bergman

The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other. – Meryl Streep

We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness.” – Thích Nhất Hạnh

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven, or hell. – Gautama Buddha

Only as a warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges. – Carlos Castaneda

You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. – Sam Keen

Be curious, not judgmental. – Walt Whitman

Respectable and elite careers are of no interest to the Old Soul who is much too tired to join in with the “my house is bigger than your house” games of society. If the Old Soul has to work, any job will usually do. It's very uncommon to find Old Souls in prestigious careers unless they have some higher purpose at play behind the scenes. – Aletheia Luna

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich. – Lao Tzu

I have always been resistant to doctrine, and any spirituality I had experienced thus far in my life had been much more abstract and not aligned with any recognized religion. For me, the most trustworthy vehicle for spirituality had always proven to be music. It cannot be manipulated or politicized, and when it is, that becomes immediately obvious. – Eric Clapton

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions. – Leonardo da Vinci

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As for my father, few souls are less troubled. He can be simply pleased with us, pleased that we exist, and, from the vantage point of his wondrously serene old age, he contemplates our lives almost as if they were books he can dip into whenever he wants. His back pages, perhaps. – Angela Carter

That's why we sail. So our children can grow up and be proud of whom they are. We are healing our souls by reconnecting to our ancestors. As we voyage we are creating new stories within the tradition of the old stories, we are literally creating a new culture out of the old. – Nainoa Thompson

The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman heart. – Josiah G. Holland

It's not uncommon for the Old Soul to experience some measure of depression, apathy, or existential lethargy when it comes to living everyday life. After all, if physical existence loses its star-spangled gleam, and everyday affairs lose their burning importance, what is the point of living a dull life? – Aletheia Luna

She's an old soul with young eyes, a vintage heart, and a beautiful mind. – Nicole Lyons

Souls are sentience, an essence born into a new body when the old one dies. – Jodi Meadows

We always have to choose to live our lives to the fullest. No one is better or worse than anyone else. We are different and beautiful. – Mattie Stepanek

Empaths who feel like old souls that have lived for many lifetimes are known as Indigo Children. – Aletheia Luna

In order to create there must be a dynamic force, and what force is more potent than love? – Igor Stravinsky

He has the most who is most content with the least. – Diogenes

If you want to see God, kill desires. Desires are in the mind. When you have a desire for something, don’t act on it and it will go away. If you desire to drink this cup of tea, don’t, and the desire for it will go away. – Neem Karoli Baba

Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. – Carl Jung

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In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost

The more I see, the less I know for sure. – John Lennon

I’m a believer in belief. Faith is something that works – it causes people to do things, it has results. It’s an intangible, indefinable, very real thing. And it moves people, sometimes to atrocity. And sometimes to survival. – Tommy Lee Jones

He should be envied Who when his strength is spent lays down his life. Old age reserves a melancholy fate For noble souls before their life is done. – Pierre Corneille

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers. – Kahlil Gibran

Innately, the Old Soul carries a sense of world-wariness as he stands on the outside, looking in. As an observer, the Old Soul like the Steppenwolf, feels an all-pervading sense of alienation. He is the ultimate Outsider who is both in the world, but not quite of the world at the same time. – Aletheia Luna, Old Souls: The Sages and Mystics of Our World

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Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition. – Alexander Smith

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. – Socrates

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. – Mahatma Gandhi

To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu

Our souls as well as our bodies are composed of individual elements which were all already present in the ranks of our ancestors. The “newness” in the individual psyche is an endlessly varied recombination of age-old components. – Carl Jung

Nothing is more intolerable than to have admit to yourself your own errors. – Ludwig van Beethoven

Falling in love for the first time is like an instant realization of just how old your soul is. – Jennifer Elisabeth

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In the absence of love, there is nothing worth fighting for. – Elijah Wood

“Everything is connected” was probably a phrase first coined by an Old Soul.

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? – Abraham Lincoln

A man stays in touch with society by means of a wife. – Michael Lipsey

Everything is connected’ was probably a phrase first coined by an Old Soul – Aletheia Luna

Forever is composed of nows. – Emily Dickinson

Abolishing centuries old traditions of the prosperous South seemed to motivate their envious souls into annihilating what looked to the world, God's Heaven on Earth. – Max Connelly

Amongst some of the Old Soul's greatest achievements in life include the ability to live with inner peace, even amid the troubles of life. As all is passing, the Old Soul understands the importance of non-attachment to physical and immaterial things. – Aletheia Luna

He had a thousand-year-old stare. – Louise Erdrich, The Antelope Wife

Taliban-esque: Any behavior that imposes the beliefs of one person on everyone else. Conversations with the Taliban-esque are impossible. They aren’t even conversations. With them, it’s my way or no way. – Whoopie Goldberg

What the mind doesn’t understand, it worships or fears. – Alice Walker

All ideologies are idiotic, whether religious or political, for it is conceptual thinking, the conceptual word, which has so unfortunately divided man. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

Without self-knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave. – G.I. Gurdjieff

Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. – O.W. Holmes

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Only when human beings are able to perceive and acknowledge the Self in each other can there be real peace. – Mata Amritanandamayi

The Old Soul is more inclined to be a lifelong learner, constantly feeding his thirst for insight through his own persistent efforts. His learning has not been forced into him through education or learned out of obligation, but has been absorbed out of curiosity and personal choice. – Aletheia Luna, Old Souls

All bad qualities center round the ego. When the ego is gone, Realisation results by itself. There are neither good nor bad qualities in the Self. The Self is free from all qualities. Qualities pertain to the mind only. – Ramana Maharshi

Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts or happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that is forever flowing through one’s head. – Mark Twain

A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self in the mirror of some woman's eyes. – Clare Boothe Luce

Few people have the courage to be happy in their own way. Most people want to be happy like everyone else. – Learning Mind

Rule your mind or it will rule you. – Buddha

Old souls are usually childlike in many ways, having the playfulness and simplicity of children while maintaining a certain world-weariness and deep insight. – don Mateo Sol

Love does not make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. – Franklin Jones

It doesn’t matter what world you live in; what really matters is the world that lives in you – Learning Mind

Do not be afraid of your difficulties. Do not wish you could be in other circumstances than you are. For when you have made the best of an adversity, it becomes the stepping stone to a splendid opportunity. – Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

When the mind is full of worldly desires, it is their very nature to confuse the mind. Withdraw the mind from outer things and turn it inwards. – Anandamayi Ma

There is a beautiful thing inside you that is thousands of years old. Too old to be captured in poems. Too old to be loved by everyone but so loved so very deeply by a chosen few. – Nikita Gill