35 Profound Quotes From Old Souls

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Old souls are calm and insightful people who often have ancient hearts but come packaged in a young body. I’m sure we’ve all met someone like this at some time or another.

These are some of my favorite quotes from well-known old souls:

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

Forever is composed of nows. ~ Emily Dickinson

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

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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

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 ClaptonThe secret of life is enjoying the passage of time. ~ James Taylor

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. ~ Mark Twain

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