ars longa, vita brevis

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

Definition of ars longa, vita brevis

  1. :  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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