ars longa, vita brevis

Latin phrase
ars lon·​ga, vi·​ta bre·​vis | \ ärs-ˈlȯŋ-ˌgä ˌwē-ˌtä-ˈbre-wis How to pronounce ars longa, vita brevis (audio) \

Definition of ars longa, vita brevis

: art is long, life is short : learning one's craft takes so long that a lifetime may not be adequate also : works of art may outlive their creators

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“Ars longa, vita brevis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ars%20longa%2C%20vita%20brevis. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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