Ars longa, vita brevis

Vīta brevis,ars longa,occāsiō praeceps,experīmentum perīculōsum,iūdicium difficile. Life is short,and art long,opportunity fleeting,experimentations perilous,and judgment difficult. The most common and significant caveat made regarding this saying by Hippocrates is that “art” originally meant “technique, craft” (as in The Art of War), not “fine art”. Hippocrates was an ancient Greek physician who made this the opening statement

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