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Omar Khayyam Quotes

Let these quotes by Omar Khayyam help you to have a positive attitude toward life, and to think positively.

A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and you.
- Omar Khayyam
(paraphrase)

Related topics: Romantic Love

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.
- Omar Khayyam

Thy Return is as another Sun to Heaven;
a new Rose blooming in the Garden of the Soul.
- Omar Khayyam

A hair divides what is false and true.
- Omar Khayyam

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The thoughtful soul to solitude retires.
- Omar Khayyam

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

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

 

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

Drink!
for you know not whence you came nor why:
drink!
for you know not why you go, nor where.
- Omar Khayyam

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

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

A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou.
- Omar Khayyam

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess,
and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
- Josh Billings

At my age, I don't buy but a half a loaf of bread,
you know?
- Merle Haggard

I got sick of the dough, and thought I'd go on the loaf.
- Curly Howard

I haven't done any building designs since the Loaf House.
- Ben Nicholson

For less than the cost of a Big Mac,
fries and a Coke,
you can buy a loaf of fresh bread and some good cheese or roast beef,
which you will enjoy much more.
- Steve Albini

Believe me, nobody likes to loaf more than me.
- John Goodman

A book of verses underneath the bough,
A jug of wine, a loaf of bread-and thou.
- Edward Fitzgerald

Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread.
Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf;
is better than a whole loaf.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The paramedic called the press and sold me like a loaf of bread.
This was news, and he wanted to be the one to report it.
- Charlie Sheen

Well actually, some weeks they'll write that I'm jealous of living in her shadow.
Then other weeks, they'll write that all I want to
do is loaf around on her money!
It's ridiculous!
- Ryan Phillippe

The day that I ever become hip...
please shoot me and put me outta my misery!
- Meat Loaf

It's like people call me a rock star or this or that.
And I go, 'Don't call me that.
I don't think of myself in those terms.
If you have to call me anything, call me a chameleon.
- Meat Loaf

I never fit in.
I am a true alternative.
And I love being the outcast.
That's my role in life, to be an outcast.
- Meat Loaf

I'm asthmatic.
I was a lot bigger back then, and I still get winded on stage today.
But I've learned how to pace it now.
I have musical breaks in there.
- Meat Loaf

Rock n' Roll came from the slaves singing gospel in the fields.
Their lives were hell and they used music to lift out of it,
to take them away.
That's what rock n' roll should do -
take you to a better place.
- Meat Loaf

For the past 32 years, I've done nothing outside the entertainment business.
I've had some real highs and some real lows,
but I love the work so much that I never once thought of quitting.
- Meat Loaf

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Only good comes from being honest and true.
Only harm and suffering cone from falsehood.
It doesn't always feel as if good comes from truth and honesty,
but, in the long run, it does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
- Mark Twain PHOTO

Give your time and efforts freely or not at all.
When you are tempted to say,
"Oh, if I have to, I'll skip my golf game
and watch my daughter play soccer," don't do it.
Either generate the heart-felt emotion
to make the free-will gift,
"I'd love to watch your game today, Sandy,"
or the honesty to decline the request gracefully.
Martyrdom doesn't create happiness
for any of the parties involved.
An honest, "No" is preferable to a coerced "Yes."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return.
It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Drawing is the honesty of the art.
There is no possibility of cheating.
It is either good or bad.
- Salvador Dali

I believe fundamental honesty is the keystone of business.
- Harvey S. Firestone

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
- Thomas Jefferson

For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.
- Charles Baudelaire

Honesty may be the best policy,
but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination,
dishonesty is the second-best policy.
- George Carlin

And, because there was an honesty about all that was going on.
It connected with the people in the street.
- Ben E. King

In my time, we served with noble and ethical leaders:
Gerry Ford,
Bob Michael, John Rhodes, men of impeccable honesty.
We didn't have anybody locked up for a violation of ethics.
- Pete McCloskey

A sarcastic person has a superiority complex that can
be cured only by the honesty of humility.
- Lawrence G. Lovasik

I've done more harm by the falseness of trying to please
than by the honesty of trying to hurt.
- Jessamyn West

Coming out is a means of redefining oneself,
of claiming membership in a lifestyle and a social
order with distinct values.
Chief among these values is honesty.
- Lance Loud

Industry, economy, honesty, and kindness form a quartet
of virtues that will never be improved upon.
- James Oliver

Party honesty is party expediency.
- Grover Cleveland

All stories should have some honesty and truth in them,
otherwise you're just playing about.
- Nigel Kneale

The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing.
If you can fake that, you've got it made.
- Groucho Marx

It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
- Noel Coward

Art, whose honesty must work through artifice,
cannot avoid cheating truth.
- Adrienne Rich

That inner voice has both gentleness and clarity.
So to get to authenticity, you really keep going down to the bone,
to the honesty, and the inevitability of something.
- Meredith Monk

Honesty will never break you.
- Kate Hudson

The most important thing in acting is honesty.
If you can fake that, you've got it made.
- George Burns

The true measure of life is not length,
but honesty.
- John Lyly

The high road is always respected.
Honesty and integrity are always rewarded.
- Scott Hamilton

Three simple words - freedom, justice and honesty.
These sum up what the Liberal Democrats stand for.
- Charles Kennedy

Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.
- Plato

Intellectual honesty is the quality that the public
in free countries always has expected of historians;
much more than that it does not expect,
nor often get.
- Samuel E. Morison

Irony is just honesty with the volume cranked up.
- George Saunders

Honesty is as much saying everything as it is saying what is true.
- Richard Snelling

Honesty is all you need.
- Cass Elliot

Neither soldiers nor money can defend a king but only
friends won by good deeds,
merit, and honesty.
- Sallust

Acting is all about honesty.
If you can fake that, you've got it made.
- George Burns

I'm a firm believer in absolute honesty.
- Frank Langella

The main thing in acting is honesty,
to feel the humanity and get to the essence of the character.
You can't put anything into a character that you haven't got within you.
- Genevieve Bujold

A friend to honesty and a foe to crime.
- Allan Pinkerton

The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty,
character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.
- Zig Ziglar

Confidence...
thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations,
on faithful protection and on unselfish performance.
Without them it cannot live.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

TV is a major force in our lives - a FORCE.
It must be handled very carefully, both its censure
and its artistic honesty.
- Bill Bixby

There's a place for all types of country music as long
as there is honesty and realness and a real human experience for the fans.
- Wynonna Judd

All pro sports, as well as the NCAA,
should thank God every day we have sports betting here...
We have the only agency in the world that regulates the honesty of games.
- Meyer Lansky

Acting is all about truth and honesty,
and the sensitivity that's capable of transporting you.
- Thomas Kretschmann


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