Quotes from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Omar Khayyám ·  52 pages

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“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”
― Omar Khayyám, quote from Rubaiyat of 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 Khayyám, quote from 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, quote from Rubaiyat of 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 Khayyám, quote from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


“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, quote from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam



“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, quote from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


“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, quote from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


“فعاشر الناس على ريبة .. منهم ولا تكثر منَ الأصدقاء”
― Omar Khayyám, quote from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


“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, quote from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


“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, quote from Rubaiyat of 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 Khayyám, quote from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


“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, quote from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


“فما أطال النوم عمراً
ولا قصَّر فى الأعمار طول السهر”
― Omar Khayyám, quote from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


“عاشر من الناس كبار العقول
وجانب الجهال أهل الفضول
واشرب نقيع السم من عاقل
واسكب على الأرض دواء الجهول”
― Omar Khayyám, quote from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


“Drink wine and look at the moon
and think of all the civilisations
the moon has seen passing by.”
― Omar Khayyám, quote from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam



“لا تحسبوا أنى اخاف الزمان
أو ارهب الموت اذا الموت حان
الموت حق. لست اخشى الردى
وانما اخشى فوات الآوان”
― Omar Khayyám, quote from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


“اللهم إني عرفتك على مبلغ إمكاني
فاغفر لي؛ فإن معرفتي إياك وسيلتي إليك”
― Omar Khayyám, quote from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


“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, quote from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


“Poor soul, you will never know anything
of real importance. You will not uncover
even one of life's secrets. Although all religions
promise paradise, take care to create your own
paradise here and now on earth.”
― Omar Khayyám, quote from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


“وأسعد الخلق قليل الفضول
من يهجر الناس ويرضى القليل”
― Omar Khayyám, quote from 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, quote from 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, quote from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


“بينى وبين النفس حرب سجال
وانت يا رب شديد المحال
انتظر العفو ولكننى
خجلان من علمك سوء الفعال”
― Omar Khayyám, quote from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


“Scholars really have nothing to teach you.
But from the soft touch of the eyelashes of
a woman you will know all there is to know about happiness.”
― Omar Khayyám, quote from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


“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 Khayyám, quote from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam



“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 Khayyám, quote from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


“When your soul and mine
have left our bodies and we are
burried alongside each other,
a Potter may one day mould
the dust of both of us
into the same clay.”
― Omar Khayyám, quote from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


“There are too many tears in my eyes!
The fires of Hell are no more than sparks of fire
as compared to the flames that consume me inside.
Paradise? For me it means
a moment of peace.”
― Omar Khayyám, quote from Rubaiyat of 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 Khayyám, quote from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


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About the author

Omar Khayyám
Born place: in Nishapur, Khorasan, Iran
Born date March 31, 1048
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