Omar Khayyam Quotes (133 quotes)
“Drink! for you know not whence you came nor why: drink! for you know not why you go, nor where.”
Edward FitzGerald, Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám: A Critical Edition (1997 edition), University of Virginia Press - ISBN: 9780813916897
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Born: May 18, 1048
Died: December 4, 1131 (aged 83)
Bio: Ghiyāth ad-Din Abu'l-Fat'h 'Umar ibn Ibrāhīm al-Khayyām Nīshāpūrī was a Persian polymath: philosopher, mathematician, astronomer and poet. He also wrote treatises on mechanics, geography, mineralogy, music, climatology and Islamic theology.
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“There is no slavery but ignorance. Liberty is the child of intelligence. The history of man is simply the history of slavery, of injustice and brutality, together with the means by which he has, through the dead and desolate years, slowly and painfully advanced.”