Saturday, February 15, 2014

Quotes Of The Day: Omar Khayyám


Omar Khayyám (18 May 1048 – 4 December 1131) was a Persian polymath, philosopher, mathematician, astronomer and poet. He also wrote treatises on mechanics, geography, mineralogy, music, and Islamic theology.


Born in Nishapur in North Eastern Iran, at a young age he moved to Samarkand and obtained his education there. Afterwards he moved to Bukhara and became established as one of the major mathematicians and astronomers of the medieval period. He is the author of one of the most important treatises on algebra written before modern times, the Treatise on Demonstration of Problems of Algebra, which includes a geometric method for solving cubic equations by intersecting a hyperbola with a circle. He contributed to a calendar reform. {more}

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

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"The thoughtful soul to solitude retires."

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"Dead yesterdays and unborn tomorrows, why fret about it, if today be sweet."

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"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."

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"It’s too bad if a heart lacks fire,
and is deprived of the light 
of a heart ablaze.
The day on which you are
without passionate love
is the most wasted day of your life."

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

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"The rose that once has bloomed forever dies.""

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"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."

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"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."

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"I hide my grief, just like the blessed birds hide themselves when they are preparing to die, my love."

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1 comment:

  1. Always take off on May 18 to honor his birthday.

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