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Well, the answer is quite clear! We may only write either vita brevis est, as Caesar would have written. Or you may on a poetic style write vita brevis, thinking of vita brevis, ars longa...

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Dear Youngm26,

"vita brevis - vita brevis est" mean the same. You will see the Latin likes to drop the verb (usually the `est`) from the phrase. PHRASE MUST BE SHORTer! (this is a kind of `rule` that Latin loves to use).

To be honest vita brevis = vita nimis brevis (you just add `really` to the sentence).

All of them mean: life is short.

vita brevis = life (is) short

vita nimis brevis = life is really short

vita brevis est = life is short


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