Ars longa

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25 June 2012

Ὁ βίος βραχύς,

ἡ δὲ τέχνη μακρή,

ὁ δὲ καιρὸς ὀξύς,

ἡ δὲ πεῖρα σφαλερή,

ἡ δὲ κρίσις χαλεπή.

Hippocrates of Cos (460-380 BC). Greek medic. Aphorisms, Section 1, Paragraph 1

Vita brevis,

ars longa,

occasio praeceps,

experimentum periculosum,

iudicium difficile.

Latin version

Life is brief,

art enduring,

opportunity is short-lived,

experiment risky,

judgement difficult.

English version


You might perhaps care to view some of our earlier posts.  For instance:

 1. Why? or How? That is the question (3 Jan 2012)

2. Das Vierte Reich/The Fourth Reich (6 Feb 2012)

3. The shoddiest possible goods at the highest possible prices (2 Feb 2012)

4. Where’s the beef? Ontology and tinned meat (31 Jan 2012)

5. What would Gandhi have said? (30 Jan 2012)

Every so often we shall change this sample of previously published posts.


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