ars longa, vita brevis

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Latin phrase ars lon·ga, vi·ta bre·vis \ ärs-ˈlȯŋ-ˌgä ˌwē-ˌtä-ˈbre-wis \

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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