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Life is short, art is long

Posted by Jose Carlos on November 26, 2004

Hello:

First question - "Life is short, art is long." Is this the usual way the Latin saying is rendered in English?

Second question - What is the actual meaning?

a) (Your) art outlives (your) life.

b) Life is too short for you to master any sort of art.

c) ?

Thanks.

Jose Carlos