Omar Khayyám

Omar
Khayyám
1048
1131

Persian Poet, Mathematician, Polymath and Astronomer who also wrote treatises on Mechanics, Geography, Mineralogy, Music, Climatology and Theology

Author Quotes

What a way to tear withholding secrets and sought the same from her knowledge of all these cosmic packing house and ends it is layers of dirt Vasg what you want to superstition interpreters of these phenomena!

Whereat some one of the loquacious Lot ? I think a Sufi pipkin-waxing hot ? All this of Pot and Potter ? Tell me then, who is the Potter, pray, and who the Pot?

Would but some wing'ed Angel ere too late arrest the yet unfolded Roll of Fate, and make the stern Recorder otherwise enregister, or quite obliterate!

I wish that you would rather sleep or it goes away you will reach one hundred thousand years following the wish of the soil as the grass, hoping to inspire you.

Know yourself as a snowdrift on the sand Heaped for two days, or three, then thawed and gone.

Oh Thou, who Man of baser Earth didst make, And ev'n with Paradise devise the snake; For all the Sin wherewith the Face of Man Is blackened ? Man's forgiveness give and take!

Rest a little, do not flee the burdens, worries are growing, darker live... Praise the creator that we have enough troubles: anything not have to ask.

The fruit of the wise men of the mind can erase miles feeling envy or gold melt copper? Stupid - like a dog, sage - like the sea. profane this sea dog is failing!

Then said another -- Surely not in vain my Substance from the common Earth was ta'en, that He who subtly wrought me into Shape should stamp me back to common Earth again.

To all of us the thought of heaven is dear --- Why not be sure of it and make it here? No doubt there is a heaven yonder too, but 'tis so far away --- and you are near.

I wonder what the vintners buy one half so precious as the stuff they sell.

Lament not Fortune?s mutability, And seize her fickle favours ere they flee; If others never mourned departed bliss, How should a turn of Fortune come to thee?

Oh threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise! One thing at least is certain - This Life flies; one thing is certain and the rest is Lies - the Flower that once has blown forever dies.

Said one among them ? Surely not in vain my substance of the common Earth was ta'en and to this Figure molded, to be broke, or trampled back to shapeless Earth again.

The Grape that can with Logic absolute the Two-and-Seventy jarring Sects confute: the sovereign Alchemist that in a trice Life's leaden metal into Gold transmute.

Then to the lip of this poor earthen Urn I lean'd, the Secret of my Life to learn: and Lip to Lip it murmur'd ? While you live Drink! ? for, once dead, you never shall return.

To friends and eke to foes true kindness show; No kindly heart unkindly deeds will do; Harshness will alienate a bosom friend. And kindness reconcile a deadly foe.

If I don't enjoy myself now, when shall I?

Let me be a hundred years burn in the fire, is not afraid of hell, dreamed in a dream. Terrible chorus I ignorant base, conversation with them worse than death to me!

Oh, the brave music of a distant drum!

Scholars really have nothing to teach you. But from the soft touch of the eyelashes of a woman you will know all there is to know about happiness. Buy wine, take it to a secluded place and let it comfort you.

The happiest little curiosity creation of abandon and is pleased with the little people.

Then to the Lip of this poor earthen Urn I lean'd, the secret Well of Life to learn: and Lip to Lip it murmur'd -- While you live, drink!

To live life wisely ought to know quite a few. Two important rules to remember to start with: you better starve than that horrible and better be alone than with anyone.

If with wine you are drunk be happy, If seated with a moon-faced (beautiful), be happy, Since the end purpose of the universe is nothing-ness; Hence picture your nothing-ness, then while you are, be happy!

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First Name
Omar
Last Name
Khayyám
Birth Date
1048
Death Date
1131
Bio

Persian Poet, Mathematician, Polymath and Astronomer who also wrote treatises on Mechanics, Geography, Mineralogy, Music, Climatology and Theology