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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
Omar Khayyám
        Like wind flies Time ’tween birth and death;
Therefore, as long as thou hast breath,
Of care for two days hold thee free:
The day that was and is to be.
        Not oft near home does genius brightly shine,
No more than precious stones while in the mine.
        Strange—is it not?—that of the myriads who
Before us passed the door of Darkness through,
Not one returns to tell us of the road
Which to discover we must travel too.
        The world will turn when we are earth
  As though we had not come nor gone;
There was no lack before our birth,
  When we are gone there will be none.
        To-morrow’s fate, though thou be wise,
Thou canst not tell nor yet surmise;
Pass, therefore, not to-day in vain,
For it will never come again.
  Behold the morning! Rise up, O youth, and quickly fill thyself with this rosy wine sparkling from the crystal cup of the dawn!  6
  Diversity of worship has divided the human race into seventy-two nations. From among all their dogmas, I have selected one,—Divine Love.  7
  Justice is the soul of the universe.  8
  The entire world shall be populous with that action which saves one soul from despair.  9

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