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Omar Khayyam Books, Poems, Quotes, Rubaiyat and Shayari

He was born into a family of tent-makers (Khayyam). He was born into a family of tent-makers (Khayyam). The Astronomer, Persian poet and mathematician, Omar Khayyam is known for his contribution in the fields of poetry.

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Omar Khayyam Quotes, Books, and Poems: Omar Khayyam wrote more than a thousand ‘Rubaiyat’ or verses and a part of his work was later translated by Edward Fitzgerald which became popular in the West centuries after his death. We take a look at some of his Rubaiyat on the occasion of his 971st birthday.

Omar Khayyam Quotes, Thoughts, Status and Poems

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.

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?

“Don’t cry upon you losses
Don’t measure today with tomorrows
Don’t trust to passed and coming day
Believe in now – and be happy today.” ~ Omar Khayyam

“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

“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

“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

“Dead yesterdays and unborn tomorrows, why fret about it, if today be sweet.” ~ Omar Khayyam

“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

“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

“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

“The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.” ~ Omar Khayyam

“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

“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

“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

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

Interesting points about Omar Khayyam

He wrote more than a thousand ‘Rubaiyat’ or verses. Later translated by Edward Fitzgerald, it became popular in the West centuries after his death. He was born into a family of tent-makers (Khayyam). He was born into a family of tent-makers (Khayyam). The Astronomer, Persian poet and mathematician, Omar Khayyam is known for his contribution in the fields of poetry.

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