Quotes and poems of Omar Khayyam

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

When I want to understand what is happening today or try to decide what will happen tomorrow, I look back.

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.
 *
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?
 *
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.
"Be happy for this moment!"     photo by JF

“Be happy for this moment!”                                                          photo by JF

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14 thoughts on “Quotes and poems of Omar Khayyam

  1. Reblogged this on A Patient Voice and commented:
    I hope you don’t mind but I’ve stumbled on some blogs such as this and I am reading things that re-connect me with what my search for a; happiness.
    Often another’s words remind me that I have already found it and the mind needs to be re-minded.
    XO Harlon
    Please pardon my reblogging, it’s part winter lethargy and part inspiration.

  2. Thanks again Ivan — Back in Morocco now where the pace is slower, the food is more wholesome and people are generally happy. The customary greeting here is Slalam Aleikum (Peace be upon you.) The Arab culture is rich with traditions of peace, being responsible for self and making the best of the moment. Peace to you, My Friend, Alia

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