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Omar Khayyám
عمر خیام

Omar Khayyam bust in Nishapur, Iran
Born 18 May[1] 1048[2]
Nishapur, Khorasan, Persia (Iran)
Died 4 December[1] 1131 (aged 83)[2]
Nishapur, Khorasan, Persia (Iran)
Nationality Persian
School Islamic mathematics, Persian poetry, Persian philosophy
Main interests
Mathematics, Astronomy, Philosophy, Poetry

A hair divides what is false and true.
The Flower that once has blown forever dies.
Living Life Tomorrow's fate, though thou be wise, Thou canst not tell nor yet surmise; Pass, therefore, not today in vain, For it will never come again.
Omar Khayyam
Myself when young did eagerly frequent doctor and saint, and heard great argument about it and about: but evermore came out by the same door as in I went.
Omar Khayyam
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
There was a door to which I found no key: There was the veil through which I might not see.
Omar Khayyam
When I want to understand what is happening today or try to decide what will happen tomorrow, I look back.
Omar Khayyam
The moving finger writes, and having written moves on. Nor all thy piety nor all thy wit, can cancel half a line of it.
Omar Khayyam
You know, my friends, with what a brave carouse I made a Second Marriage in my house; favored old barren reason from my bed, and took the daughter of the vine to spouse.
Omar Khayyam
Drink! for you know not whence you came nor why: drink! for you know not why you go, nor where.
Omar Khayyam
A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou.
The Worldly Hope men set their Hearts upon Turns Ashes – or it prospers; and anon, Like Snow upon the Desert's dusty Face, Lighting a little hour or two – is gone.
Omar Khayyam
The thoughtful soul to solitude retires.