Omar Khayyam quotes

  • Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Life #Happiness #Being Happy

  • As far as you can avoid it, do not give grief to anyone. Never inflict your rage on another. If you hope for eternal rest, feel the pain yourself; but don’t hurt others.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Hurt #Pain #Grief

  • And this I know; whether the one True Light Kindle to Love, or Wrath consume me quite, One flash of it within the Tavern caught Better than in the temple lost outright.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Light #Wrath #Taverns

  • The value of three things is justly appreciated by all classes of men: youth, by the old; health, by the diseased; and wealth, by the needy.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Appreciation #Men #Class

  • Drink wine. This is life eternal. This is all that youth will give you. It is the season for wine, roses and drunken friends. Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Wine #Giving #Rose

  • To wisely live your life, you don't need to know much Just rememeber two main rules for the beginning: You better starve, than eat whatever And better be alone, than with whoever.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Wisdom #Two #Live Your Life

  • How sad, a heart that does not know how to love, that does not know what it is to be drunk with love. If you are not in love, how can you enjoy the blinding light of the sun, the soft light of the moon?
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Heart #Moon #Light

  • Realise this: one day your soul will depart from your body and you will be drawn behind the curtain that floats between us and the unknown. While you wait for that moment, be happy, because you don't know where you came from and you don't know where you will be going.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Waiting #Soul #One Day

  • My friend, let's not think of tomorrow, but let's enjoy this fleeting moment of life.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Love #Sexy #Thinking

  • We are in truth but pieces on this chess board of life, which in the end we leave, only to drop one by one into the grave of nothingness.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Pieces #Chess #Boards

  • A hair divides what is false and true.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Hair

  • 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

    #Life #Wise #Wisdom

  • The thoughtful soul to solitude retires.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Single #Thoughtful #Solitude

  • How much more of the mosque, of prayer and fasting? Better go drunk and begging round the taverns. Khayyam, drink wine, for soon this clay of yours Will make a cup, bowl, one day a jar. When once you hear the roses are in bloom, Then is the time, my love, to pour the wine; Houris and palaces and Heaven and Hell- These are but fairy-tales, forget them all.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Atheist #Prayer #Wine

  • I can’t reveal the mystery to either saint or sinner; I can’t state at length what I’ve said curtly; I achieve an altered state that I can’t explain; I have a secret that I cannot share.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Secret #Saint #Mystery

  • 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.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Life #Moving #Night

  • Drink! for you know not when you came, nor why; Drink! for you know not why you go, nor where.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Drinking #Drink

  • When I want to understand what is happening today or try to decide what will happen tomorrow, I look back.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Carpe Diem #Understanding #Trying

  • In monasteries, seminaries, retreats and synagogues, they fear hell and seek paradise. Those who know the mysteries of God never let that seed be planted in their souls.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Soul #Paradise #Retreat

  • When you are so full of sorrow that you can't walk, can't cry anymore, think about the green foliage that sparkles after the rain. When the daylight exhausts you, when you hope a final night will cover the world, think about the awakening of a young child.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Children #Rain #Night

  • Better be jocund with the fruitful Grape Than sadden after none, or bitter, Fruit.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Fruit #Bitter #Pleasure

  • 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

    #Moving On #Writing #Science

  • Don't cry upon you losses Don't mesure today with tommorows Don't trust to passed and coming day Believe in now - and be happy today.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Wisdom #Believe #Loss

  • So I be written in the Book of Love. I do not care about that Book Above. Erase my name, or write it as you will. So I be written in the Book of Love.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Book #Writing #Names

  • 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.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Two #Alchemist #Gold

  • Awake, my Little ones, and fill the Cup Before Life's Liquor in its Cup be dry.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Littles #Cups #Dry

  • Fools, your reward is neither here nor there.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Atheism #Fool #Rewards

  • This clay, so strong of heart, of sense so fine,Surely such clay is more than half divine--'Tis only fools speak evil of the clay,The very stars are made of clay like mine.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Strong #Stars #Heart

  • For in and out, above, about, below, 'Tis nothing but a Magic Shadow-show, Played in a Box whose Candle is the Sun, Round which we Phantom Figures come and go.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Magic #Shadow #World

  • Dust into Dust, and under Dust to lie, Sans Wine, sans Song, sans Singer, and-sans End!
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Death #Song #Lying

  • A drink is shorter than a tale
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Drinking #Drink #Tales

  • The moving finger writes; and having writ, moves on.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Moving #Writing #Fingers

  • A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Wine #Bread #Jugs

  • Indeed the Idols I have loved so long, have done my credit in this World much wrong; have drowned my Glory in a shallow Cup, and sold my Reputation for a Song.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Wisdom #Song #Idols

  • It’s too bad if a heart lacks fire, and is deprived of the light of a heart ablaze. The day on which you are without passionate love is the most wasted day of your life.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Heart #Love Is #Fire

  • There was a door to which I found no key: There was the veil through which I might not see.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Keys #Doors #Veils

  • I hide my grief, just like the blessed birds hide themselves when they are preparing to die, my love.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Grief #Blessed #Bird

  • Wake! For the Sun, who scatter'd into flight The Stars before him from the Field of Night, Drives Night along with them from Heav'n, and strikes The Sultan's Turret with a Shaft of Light
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Stars #Night #Light

  • Heaven has not learned of my arrival, and my departure will not in the least diminish it beauty and grandeur. I will sleep underground, for us ephemeral mortals, the only eternity is the moment and drinking to the moment is better than weeping for it.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Drinking #Sleep #Heaven

  • Old Khayyám, say you, is a debauchee;If only you were half so good as he!He sins no sins but gentle drunkenness,Great-hearted mirth, and kind adultery.But yours the cold heart, and the murderous tongue,The wintry soul that hates to hear a song,The close-shut fist, the mean and measuring eye,And all the little poisoned ways of wrong.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Song #Hate #Heart

  • You've seen the world, and all you've seen is nothing; and everything, as well, that you have said and heard is nothing. You've sprinted everywhere between here and the horizon; it is nothing. And all the possessions you've treasured up at home are nothing.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Home #Horizon #World

  • I wonder what the vintners buy one half so precious as the stuff they sell.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Wine #Half #Stuff

  • Dead yesterdays and unborn tomorrows, why fret about it, if today be sweet.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Sweet #Yesterday #Today

  • 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

    #Doors #Doctors #Saint

  • Come, fill the Cup, and in the Fire of Spring The Winter Garment of Repentance fling: The Bird of Time has but a little way To fly-and Lo! the Bird is on the Wing.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Spiritual #Spring #Winter

  • The Flower that once has blown forever dies.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Flower #Forever

  • 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

    #Mother #Daughter #House

  • I sent my Soul through the Invisible, Some letter of that After-life to spell: And by and by my Soul return'd to me, And answer'd: 'I Myself am Heav'n and Hell
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Soul #Answers #Letters

  • Oh, the brave Music of a distant drum!
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Music #Brave

  • The rose that once has bloomed forever dies.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Rose #Forever

  • You know how little while we have to stay, And, once departed, may return no more.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Life #Departed #Return

  • Why ponder thus the future to foresee, and jade thy brain to vain perplexity? Cast off thy care, leave Allah’s plans to him – He formed them all without consulting thee.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Brain #Care #Jade

  • Tomorrow! - Why, tomorrow I may be Myself with yesterday's sev'n thousand years.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Yesterday #Years #May

  • I have not asked for life. But I try to accept whatever life brings without surprise. And I shall depart again without having questioned anyone about my strange stay here on earth.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Trying #Earth #Strange

  • I hide my distress, just likethe blessed birds hide themselveswhen they are preparing to die. Wine! Wine, roses, music and yourindifference to my sadness, my loved-one!
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Blessed #Sadness #Wine

  • 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!
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Forgiveness #Men #Snakes

  • Ah Love! could you and I with him conspire To grasp this sorry Scheme of Things entire Would we not shatter it to bits-and then Re-mould it nearer to the Heart's Desire?
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Life #Sorry #Heart

  • Think, in this batter'd Caravanserai Whose portals are alternate Night and Day, How Sultan after Sultan with his Pomp Abode his destin'd Hour and went his way.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Life #Night #Thinking

  • A Moment's Halt-a momentary taste Of BEING from the Well amid the Waste- And, Lo! the phantom Caravan has reach'd The NOTHING it set out from. Oh, make haste!
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Life #Taste #Waste

  • So when that Angel of the darker Drink, at last shall find you by the river-brink, And, offering his Cup, invite your Soul forth to your Lips to quaff-you shall not shrink.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Angel #Rivers #Offering

  • Oh! My beloved! fill the cup, that clears to-day of past regrets and future fears.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Regret #Wine #Past

  • Here's to the man Who owns the land That bears the grapes That makes the wine That tastes as good As this does.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Wine #Men #Land

  • I came like Water, and like Wind I go.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Life #Wind #Water

  • And that inverted Bowl they call the Sky, Whereunder crawling cooped we live and die, Lift not your hands to It for help-for it As impotently moves as you or I
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Moving #Sky #Hands

  • Alas, that Spring should vanish with the Rose! That Youths sweet-scented Manuscript should close!
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Sweet #Spring #Rose

  • Give me a flagon of red wine, a book of verses, a loaf of bread, and a little idleness. If with such store I might sit by thy dear side in some lonely place, I should deem myself happier than a king in his kingdom.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Lonely #Kings #Book

  • The Revelations of Devout and Learn'd Who rose before us, and as Prophets burn'd, Are all but Stories, which, awoke from Sleep They told their comrades, and to Sleep return'd.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Sleep #Rose #Atheism

  • Justice is the soul of the universe.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Justice #Soul #Universe

  • Why, all the Saints and Sages who discuss'd Of the Two Worlds so wisely - they are thrust Like foolish Prophets forth; their Words to Scorn Are scattered, and their mouths are stopped with Dust.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Dust #Two #Atheism

  • Whoever thinks algebra is a trick in obtaining unknowns has thought it in vain. No attention should be paid to the fact that algebra and geometry are different in appearance. Algebras (jabbre and maqabeleh) are geometric facts which are proved by propositions five and six of Book two of Elements.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Book #Thinking #Two

  • Algebras are geometric facts which are proved.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Statistics #Facts #Algebra

  • Up from Earth's Centre through the Seventh Gate rose, and on the Throne of Saturn sate; And many a Knot unravel'd by the Road; But not the Master-knot of Human Fate.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Fate #Rose #Earth

  • The unbeliever knows his Koran best.
    -- Omar Khayyam

  • The Stars are setting and the Caravan Starts for the Dawn of Nothing-Oh, make haste!
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Stars #Nihilism #Dawn

  • If I don't enjoy myself now, when shall I?
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Enjoy #Enjoyment

  • The entire world shall be populous with that action which saves one soul from despair.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Soul #Despair #World

  • Ah, take the Cash, and let the Credit go, Nor heed the rumble of a distant Drum!
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Cash #Credit #Rumble

  • Thy Return is as another Sun to Heaven; a new Rose blooming in the Garden of the Soul.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Love #Garden #Rose

  • Heaven but the vision of fulfilled desire, and Hell the shadow from a soul on fire.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Fire #Heaven #Soul

  • Men talk of heaven, - there is no heaven but here; Men talk of hell, - there is no hell but here; Men of hereafters talk and future lives, - O love, there is no other life - but here.
    -- Omar Khayyam

    #Men #Heaven #Religion