Best quotes by the Persian Poet Omar Khayyam

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
  • life

The thoughtful soul to solitude retires.
  • Solitude

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

Drink! for you know not whence you came nor why: drink! for you know not why you go, nor where.
  • AlcoholAlcoholism



The moving finger writes, and having written moves on. Nor all thy piety nor all thy wit, can cancel half a line of it.
  • Authors

Oh, the brave Music of a distant drum!
  • War

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.
  • Argument

'Tis all a Checker-board of Nights and days where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays: Hither and thither moves, and mates and slays, and one by one back in the Closet lays.
  • Life

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.
  • Life

And that inverted bowl we call The Sky, where under crawling coop't we live and die, lift not thy hands to It for help -- for it rolls impotently on as thou or I.
  • Nature

A hair divides what is false and true.
  • Truth

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.
  • Wine

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.
  • indelibility


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