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Omar Khayyam
(1048-1131) born on
May 18
Persian poet, mathematician, astronomer. He was renowned in his own country and time for his scientific achievements.
         
   
F
Drink! for you know not whence you came nor why:
Drink! for you know not why you go, nor where.

R
Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse -- and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness --
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.
A
Oh, the brave Music of a distant Drum!
N
A hair divides what is false and true.
K
The moving finger writes, and having written moves on. Nor all thy piety nor all thy wit, can cancel half a line of it.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam," st. 74, tr. by Edward FitzGerald, 1879.
R: "The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám," st. 11, r. by Edward FitzGerald; first ed., 1859.
A: "The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám," st. 12, r. by Edward FitzGerald; first ed., 1859.
N: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
   


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