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 

: 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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