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)
: 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

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“Ars longa, vita brevis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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