Definition of art is long, life is short in English:

art is long, life is short

phrase

proverb
  • There is so much knowledge to acquire that a lifetime is not sufficient.

    • ‘Goethe said that art is long, life is short.’
    • ‘They can be summed up in such Latin expressions as: ars longa, vita brevis (art is long, life is short) ora pro scriptore (pray for the scribe) finis coronat opus (the end crowns the work) errare humanum est (to err is human) scriptori vita (long life to the scribe).’