ars longa, vita brevis

Submitted by Hades21 on 08.07.2018

ars longa, vita brevis (Latin) — art is long, life is short. Seneca, De Brevitate Vitae, 1.1, translating a phrase of Hippocrates that is often used out of context. The "art" referred to in the original aphorism was the craft of medicine, which took a lifetime to acquire.

English, explained by Hades21 on Sun, 08/07/2018 - 14:01