26 Most Famous Omar Khayyam Quotes

26 Most Famous Omar Khayyam Quotes

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Omar Khayyam was an astronomer, poet, and philosopher from Khorasan. After attending schooling he established himself as a major mathematicians of the medieval period. One of his most profound works was his book, Treatise On Demonstration of Problems of Algebra. He died on December 4, 1131 at the age of 82.

“A hair divides what is false and true.”

“A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou.”

“A moment guess’d — then back behind the Fold Immerst of Darkness round the Drama roll’d.”

“Ah, Love! could you and I with Him 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!”

“Ah, take the Cash, and let the Credit go, Nor heed the rumble of a distant Drum!”

“All this of Pot and Potter — Tell me then, Who is the Potter, pray, and who the Pot?”

“And if the Wine you drink, the Lip you press.”

“And much as Wine has play’d the Infidel, And robb’d me of my Robe of Honour.”

“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.”

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”

“By the help of God and with His precious assistance, I say that Algebra is a scientific art. The objects with which it deals are absolute numbers and measurable quantities which, though
themselves unknown, are related to “things” which are known, whereby the determination of the unknown quantities is possible.”

“Drink! For you know not whence you came nor why.”

“Dust into Dust, and under Dust to lie, Sans Wine, sans Song, sans Singer, and-sans End!”

“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.”

“I wonder often what the Vintners buy One half so precious as the stuff they sell.”

“If I don’t enjoy myself now, when shall I?”

“Into this Universe, and Why not knowing.”

make the most of what we yet may spend, Before we too into the Dust descend.”

“Myself when young, did eagerly frequent doctor and sain, and heard great argument about it and about: but evermore came out by the same door as in I went. ”

“Now the New Year reviving old Desires, The thoughtful Soul to Solitude retires.”

“Strange, is it not? that of the myriads who Before us passed the door of Darkness through, Not one returns to tell us of the Road, Which to discover we must travel too.”

“That Youths sweet-scented Manuscript should close!”

“The thoughtful soul to solitude retires.”

“When I want to understand what is happening today or try to decide what will happen tomorrow, I look back.”

“Yet Ah, that Spring should vanish with the Rose!”

“Yon rising Moon that looks for us again.”