英文諺語 Art is long, life is short
Art is long, life is short 人生苦短，而學術無窮
Works of art last much longer than human lives.; Life is too short to learn everything you need to know about a particular discipline.
Art is long, life is short. Often quoted as “Ars longa, vita brevis,” after Seneca’s rendering in De Brevitate Vitae sect. 1. Hippocrates (c. 460-357 BC). This is one of those rare phrases in which the meaning is more debated than the origin. What is usually understood by ‘Ars longa, vita brevis’ is something along the lines of ‘art lasts forever, but artists die and are forgotten’.