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

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!

Let the past and what will come and enjoy ..., Pharmaceuticals breath Pkasat inclusiveness and ourselves Maarat fired ... released under the breath of minds.

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 blacken'd ? Man's forgiveness give ? and take!

Shall I still sigh for what I have not got, or try with cheerfulness to bear my lot? Fill up my cup! I know not if the breath I now am drawing is my last, or not!

The lower the soul of a person, the higher the nose up. He stretches his nose to where the soul has not grown.

There are too many tears in my eyes! The fires of Hell are no more than sparks of fire as compared to the flames that consume me inside. Paradise? For me it means a moment of peace.

To speak clearly and without parables, we are parts of the game that plays Heaven, we have fun with us on the board to be, and then we go back one by one, in the case of none.

Ah, but my Computations, People say, reduced the Year to better reckoning? ? Nay 'twas only striking from the Calendar unborn To-morrow, and dead Yesterday.

And this reviving Herb whose tender Green fledges the River-Lip on which we lean ? Ah, lean upon it lightly! for who knows from what once lovely Lip it springs unseen!

Brother, do not ask wealth - they are not enough for all. No respecter maliciously hypocrites to sin. There are over mortals God. Well before the affairs of his neighbor, that in your bathrobe even more loopholes.

Dust into dust, and under dust, to lie, Sans wine, sans song, sans singer, and - sans end.

He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, and he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.

I do remember stopping by the way, To watch a potter thumping his wet clay; And with its all-obliterated tongue It murmured, ?Gently, brother, gently, pray!?

Ah, Love! could thou and I with Fate conspire to grasp this sorry Scheme of Things entire, would not we shatter it to bits ? and then Re-mould it nearer to the Heart's Desire!

And when like her, oh, Saki, you shall pass among the Guests Star-scatter'd on the Grass, and in your joyous errand reach the spot where I made One ? turn down an empty Glass!

But helpless Pieces of the Game He plays Upon this Checker-board of Nights and Days; Hither and thither moves, and checks, and slays, And one by one back in the Closet lays.

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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