Ars Longa, Vita Brevis
Life is short, and Art long; the crisis fleeting; experience perilous, and decision difficult. The physician must not only be prepared to do what is right himself, but also to make the patient, the attendants, and externals cooperate.The full quote from Hippocrates is an appeal to urgency that calls for quick and decisive decisions under difficult circumstances and to demonstrate leadership to bring others forward with you.
Ars LongaArs Longa is used in creative industries to describe the economics of creativity. A musician who publishes a brilliant song might collect significant royalties for the rest of their life. In other words, the value of art can last for an extremely long time. It is possible for a work such as a painting to be enjoyed for decades, centuries and millennia.
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Art is long, life is short
Time limits success and it is important to work quickly and productively.
The value of art can outlast the artist.