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“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”
Omar Khayyám, The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
“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 Khayyám, رباعيات خيام
“The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.”
Omar Khayyám
“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 Khayyám
“Your hand can seize today, but not tomorrow; and thoughts of your tomorrow are nothing but desire. Don’t waste this breath, if your heart isn’t crazy, since "the rest of your life" won’t last forever.”
Omar Khayyám, Quatrains - Ballades
“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 Khayyám, Quatrains
“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.”
Omar Khayyám, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
“To wisely live your life, you don't need to know much
Just remember two main rules for the beginning:
You better starve, than eat whatever
And better be alone, than with whoever.”
Omar Khayyám, Rubaiyat
“Dead yesterdays and unborn tomorrows, why fret about it, if today be sweet.”
Omar Khayyám
“And do you think that unto such as you
A maggot-minded, starved, fanatic crew
God gave a secret, and denied it me?
Well, well—what matters it? Believe that, too!”
Omar Khayyám, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
“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 Khayyám
“فعاشر الناس على ريبة .. منهم ولا تكثر منَ الأصدقاء”
Omar Khayyám, رباعيات خيام
“فما أطال النوم عمراً
ولا قصَّر فى الأعمار طول السهر”
Omar Khayyám, رباعيات خيام
“عاشر من الناس كبار العقول
وجانب الجهال أهل الفضول
واشرب نقيع السم من عاقل
واسكب على الأرض دواء الجهول”
Omar Khayyám, رباعيات خيام
“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 Khayyám, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
“وأسعد الخلق قليل الفضول
من يهجر الناس ويرضى القليل”
Omar Khayyám, رباعيات خيام
“This world
that was our home
for a brief spell
never brought us anything
but pain and grief;
its a shame that not one of our problems
was ever solved.
We depart
with a thousand regrets
in our hearts.”
Omar Khayyám
“اللهم إني عرفتك على مبلغ إمكاني
فاغفر لي؛ فإن معرفتي إياك وسيلتي إليك”
Omar Khayyám, رباعيات خيام
“A book of verses underneath the bough
A flask of wine, a loaf of bread and thou
Beside me singing in the wilderness
And wilderness is paradise now.”
Omar Khayyám, Edward Fitzgerald's The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
“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 Khayyám
“Today is the time of my youth
I drink wine because it is my solace;
Do not blame me, although it is bitter it is pleasant,
It is bitter because it is my life.”
Omar Khayyám
“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 Khayyám, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
“اي بس كه نباشيم و جهان خواهد بود
ني نام زما و ني نشان خواهد بود
زين پيش نبوديم و نبد هيچ خلل
زين پس چو نباشيم همان خواهد بود”
Omar Khayyám
“O friend, for the morrow let us not worry
This moment we have now, let us not hurry
When our time comes, we shall not tarry
With seven thousand-year-olds, our burden carry”
Omar Khayyám, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
“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.” Three Cups of Tea”
Omar Khayyám, Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
“There was a water-drop, it joined the sea,
A speck of dust, it was fused with earth;
what of your entering and leaving this world?
A fly appeared, and disappeared.”
Omar Khayyám
“Beyond the earth,
beyond the farthest skies
I try to find Heaven and Hell.
Then I hear a solemn voice that says:
"Heaven and hell are inside.”
Omar Khayyám, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
“When I want to understand what is happening today or try to decide what will happen tomorrow, I look back.”
Omar Khayyám
“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 Khayyám, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
“Ah, make the most of what we yet may spend,
Before we too into the Dust descend;
Dust into Dust, and under Dust to lie
Sans Wine, sans Song, sans Singer, and--sans End!

Alike for those who for To-day prepare,
And those that after some To-morrow stare,
A Muezzin from the Tower of Darkness cries
"Fools! your Reward is neither Here nor There.”
Omar Khayyám, رباعيات خيام

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