85+ Old soul quotes

In this blog post we are talking about old souls. We also gathered a few old soul quotes to help you understand this concept better. 

7 signs that you are an old soul

There is a special type of people in this world who find themselves alone and isolated from birth.

Their solitary existence is not their preference or an antisocial trait – they are simply an old soul.

Old in heart, old in mind and old in soul, this person is an old soul, who finds their vision towards life very different and much mature compared to those around him. 

If you have not yet discovered how old your soul is, read some of the revealing signs below.

  1. You tend to be a loner

Because old souls are disinterested in the concerns and interests of people their own age, they hardly make friends.

The result is that old souls tend to find themselves alone most of the time.

2. You like knowledge, wisdom and truth

Indeed, this seems a little grandiose and noble, but an old soul naturally finds itself gravitating toward the intellectual side of life.

Old souls inherently understand that wisdom is happiness, knowledge is power and truth is freedom, so why not seek these things too?

3. You are a spiritual person

Most old souls tend to be sensitive and spiritual.

Exceeding the limits of one’s ego, seeking enlightenment, promoting love and peace on the planet are the main occupations of these souls.

It seems that the wisest thing for them is to make the most of their time.

4. You are thoughtful and introspective

Old souls tend to think a lot about everything. Their ability to reflect and learn from their actions and those of others is their greatest teacher.

One of the reasons why old souls are so old is that they have learned many lessons through their own thought processes possessing a perspective on life and have the ability to observe quietly what is happening around them.

5. You can see the big picture

They are rarely lost in superficial details to obtain unnecessary degrees (or a promotion at work).

They tend to look at life through the eyes of a bird, seeing what is better and more meaningful for their lives.

When faced with problems, old souls tend to see them as temporary pains that serve to increase the amount of joy in the future.

Therefore, old souls tend to have a life full of peace and stability, due to their approach to life.

6. You were a “strange” child

These things are not always seen, but many old souls show strange signs of maturity from an early age.

Often, these children are labeled “introverted” or “rebellious”, and find it difficult to fit into mass behaviors.

Usually, these children are extremely curious and intelligent seeing the purpose of many things that their teachers, parents and colleagues say and do.

7. You”feel” old

The feelings that accompany an old soul are usually: feelings of circumspection, mental fatigue, patience, attention and detached calm.

Unfortunately, this can be perceived as distant and cold, which is one of the many myths about old souls.

15 Old soul quotes

1. “’Everything is connected’ was probably a phrase first coined by an Old Soul.”- Aletheia Luna

2. “It doesn’t matter what world you live in; what really matters is the world that lives in you.”- Learning Mind

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

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

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

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

7. “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

8. “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

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

10 “Here’s to the old in soul and the gypsy at heart.”- Anonymous

11. “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

12. “You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.”- Pema Chodron

13. “ 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

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

15. “ Rule your mind or it will rule you.”- Buddha

25 Old soul quotes

  1. “She’s an old soul with young eyes, a vintage heart, and a beautiful mind.” ― Nicole Lyons
  2. “The Empath is often said to have such a great degree of empathy that they can literally feel what others feel, and thus intuitively know many of the yearnings, sensitivities, tastes and even thought patterns of the people they’re around.” ― Aletheia Luna
  3. “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
  4. “He had a thousand-year-old stare.” ― Louise Erdrich
  5. “Everything is connected” was probably a phrase first coined by an Old Soul.” ― Aletheia Luna
  6.  “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
  1. “How I miss wandering around with old souls,

Aimlessly moving from one place to another

How I miss all our dreams and our goals

And how we’ve lost ourselves to find each other

Seems like a playful game of hide-n-seek

But that’s how we’ll forever play this life

Loving and living the truth that we seek

Until embraced we find our way to strive

Gazing into strangers’ eyes to find our soul mates,

Knowing we’re so much closer than we thought.

Our heart keeps the light that forever radiates

Through all the darkness, ’til love is taught

And yet again we look into the skies,

We see the stars, the moon, that light

Missing our home beyond the nights

Living in love until the end of the fight.”

― Virgil Kalyana Mittata Iordache

  1. “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
  2. “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
  3. “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
  4.  “It will always be difficult for an old soul to satisfy the expectations of the new culture; because as an old soul you will always prefer to fall in love with everything that has a soul too, you will understand and feel the pain of others, you will be generous, giving non stop no matter what, you won’t ever follow the crowd but you’ll choose to follow your own path instead, you will value a deep conversation and a loving halo, you always be thankful for the simplest pleasures in life.

And I am a vintage soul my love; that’s trapped in a young body. An old soul that struggles to fit in this plastic world …” ― Samiha Totanji

  1. “[Adult children of a BPD parent] may seem old before their time or like an old soul (and probably were that way as children too.) They may easily assume the role of fixer and nurturer. They’re the ones friends lean on, the ones to whom people tell their problems. Helping others gives them a sense of purpose and worth.” ― Kimberlee Roth
  2. “Empaths who feel like old souls that have lived for many lifetimes are known as Indigo Children.” ― Aletheia Luna
  3. “Falling in love for the first time is like an instant realization of just how old your soul is.” ― Jennifer Elisabeth
  4. “A more common explanation for the feeling of being Old in Soul is tied up in Buddhist and Hindu ideas of reincarnation, or metempsychosis. Interestingly, this is most likely where the origin of the phrase “Old Soul” came from in the first place.” ― Aletheia Luna
  1. “There is an order

Of mortals on the earth, who do become

Old in their youth, and die ere middle age,

Without the violence of warlike death;

Some perishing of pleasure, some of study,

Some worn with toil, some of mere weariness,

Some of disease, and some insanity,

And some of wither’d or of broken hearts;

For this last is a malady which slays

More than are numbered in the lists of Fate,

Taking all shapes and bearing many names.”

― George Gordon Byron

  1. “Anyone who takes the time to attentively listen is either an old soul or a romantic one.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich
  2. “We all have a god and a poet inside us. The poet, the human; the god, the divine.

It is by the grace of our god that we can find the divine inspiration with which to wax poetic about our human experiences.” ― Michele Jennae

  1. “I’m not young. I’ve never had any youth.” ― Iris Murdoch
  1. “wait for me where the skies meet the sea

the otherworld where our old souls

will meet again for the very first time

where our imagination takes flight

and magic isn’t a fairytale” ― Dahi Tamara Koch

  1. “Old soul.” I laughed. “You’re Thirty.”
    “It’s not the years, it’s the experience,” he paused.” ― Maria V. Snyder
  2. “I’m not reinventing myself. I’m finding myself. There’s a difference!” ― Michele Jennae
  3. “He had never been particularly young, or to put it another way, he had been young for a long time and now was at his true age, old enough for civilized comforts and not too old for the primal ones.” ― James Salter
  4. “He wanted to be a universal man . . . and I suppose that isn’t possible now. He belongs in fifteenth-century Italy. This age doesn’t suit him.” ― Iris Murdoch
  5. “Old postcards, tin wind-up toys with rusted gears, buttons long out of fashion, ticket stubs found in a shoebox in the attic—these are the things Alice likes, not new stuff that comes sealed in plastic.” ― Jan Strnad

35 Old soul quotes

  1. “those who have found each other once

will find each other again and yet again” ― Dahi Tamara Koch

  1. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” ~ Robert Frost
  2. “Forever is composed of nows.” ~ Emily Dickinson
  3. “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
  4. “In order to create there must be a dynamic force, and what force is more potent than love?” ~ Igor Stravinsky 
  5. “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
  6. “The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.” ~ James Taylor 
  7. “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 has always proven to be music.  It cannot be manipulated, or politicized, and when it is, that becomes immediately obvious.” ~ Eric Clapton 
  8. “The fear of death follows from the fear of life.  A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” ~ Mark Twain 
  9. “Nothing is more intolerable than to admit to yourself your own errors. ~ Ludwig van Beethoven” 
  10. “You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.” ~ Pema Chödrön
  11. “Be curious, not judgmental.” ~ Walt Whitman 
  12. “Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ~ Carl Jung 
  13. “A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world: everyone you meet is your mirror.” ~ Ken Keyes 
  14. “Only when human beings are able to perceive and acknowledge the Self in each other can there be real peace.” ~ Mata Amritanandamayi 
  15. “The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci 
  16. “All ideologies are idiotic, whether religious or political, for it is conceptual thinking, the conceptual word, which has so unfortunately divided man.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti 
  17. “We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness.” ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh
  18. “All bad qualities centre 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
  19. “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 
  20. “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 
  21. “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 
  22. “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 
  23. “The more I see, the less I know for sure.” ~ John Lennon 
  24. “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 
  25. “What the mind doesn’t understand, it worships or fears. “~ Alice Walker 
  26. “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
  27. “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 
  28. “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 
  29. “Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends with them?” ~ Abraham Lincoln 
  30. “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” ~ Nikola Tesla 
  31. “True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.” ~ Socrates 
  32. “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 
  33. “He has the most who is most content with the least.” ~ Diogenes 
  34. “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 

45 Old soul quotes

  1. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” ~ Robert Frost
  2. “Forever is composed of snow.” ~ Emily Dickinson
  3. “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
  4. “In order to create there must be a dynamic force, and what force is more potent than love?” ~ Igor Stravinsky
  5. “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
  6. “The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.” ~ James Taylor
  7. “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 has always proven to be music.  It cannot be manipulated, or politicized, and when it is, that becomes immediately obvious.” ~ Eric Clapton
  8. “The fear of death follows from the fear of life.  A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” ~ Mark Twain
  9. “Nothing is more intolerable than to admit to yourself your own errors.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  10. “You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.” ~ Pema Chödrön
  11. “Be curious, not judgmental.” ~ Walt Whitman
  12. “Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ~Carl Jung
  13. “A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world: everyone you meet is your mirror.’ ~ Ken Keyes
  14. “Only when human beings are able to perceive and acknowledge the Self in each other can there be real peace.” ~ Mata Amritanandamayi
  15. “The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.” ~Leonardo da Vinci
  16. “All ideologies are idiotic, whether religious or political, for it is conceptual thinking, the conceptual word, which has so unfortunately divided man.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  17. “We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness.” ~Thích Nhất Hạnh
  18. “All bad qualities centre 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
  19. “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
  20. “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
  21. “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
  22. “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
  23. “The more I see, the less I know for sure.” ~ John Lennon
  24. “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
  25. “What the mind doesn’t understand, it worships or fears.” ~ Alice Walker
  26. “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
  27. “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
  28. “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
  29. “Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends with them?” ~Abraham Lincoln
  30. “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” ~ Nikola Tesla
  31. “True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.” ~ Socrates
  32. “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
  33. “He has the most who is most content with the least.’ ~ Diogenes
  34. “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
  35. “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and everyone who humbles himself will be exalted.” ~ Jesus of Nazareth
  36. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ~  Mahatma Gandhi
  37. “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
  38. “Be curious, not judgmental.” – Walt Whitman
  39. “Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends with them?” – Abraham Lincoln
  40. “In order to create, there must be a dynamic force, and what force is more potent than love?” – Igor Stravinsky
  41. “Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Jung
  42. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  43. “Few people have the courage to be happy in their own way. Most people want to be happy like everyone else.”
  44.  “You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.” Pema Chödrön
  45.  “A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world: everyone you meet is your mirror.” – Ken Keyes.

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