Omar Khayyam: A hair divides

“A hair divides what is false and true.”

—Omar Khayyam.

Omar Khayyam: Hell, paradise and flowers

Omar Khayyam

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Oh, threats of hell and hopes of paradise! / One thing at least is certain — this life flies; / One thing is certain, and the rest is lies; / The flower that once has blown forever dies. –Omar Khayyam, poet, mathematician, philosopher, astronomer, and physician (1048-1131)