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 :: 1048-1131, Persian Astronomer, Poet

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'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.
~ Omar Khayyam - [Life and Death]

 

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A hair divides what is false and true.
~ Omar Khayyam - [Truth]

 

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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.
~ Omar Khayyam - [Sky]

 

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Drink! for you know not whence you came nor why: drink! for you know not why you go, nor where.
~ Omar Khayyam - [Alcohol and Alcoholism]

 

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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.
~ Omar Khayyam - [Life and Living]

 

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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.
~ Omar Khayyam - [Argument]

 

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Oh, the brave Music of a distant drum!
~ Omar Khayyam - [War]

 

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The moving finger writes, and having written moves on. Nor all thy piety nor all thy wit, can cancel half a line of it.
~ Omar Khayyam - [Writers and Writing]

 

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The thoughtful soul to solitude retires.
~ Omar Khayyam - [Solitude]

 

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There was a door to which I found no key: There was the veil through which I might not see.
~ Omar Khayyam - [Future]

 

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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.
~ Omar Khayyam - [Wine]

 

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