Cato (c. 234-149 B.C.), called "the Censor" or "the Elder", to distinguish him from the later Catos, was consul in 195 B.C., and censor in 184. In the latter office he tried to reform Roman morals, sparing no one and banning foreign habits and customs.
Motto seen over the entrance to St. Steven's Basilica in Budapest, Hungary.
It also means, "You must die so that I may live." A reference to someone who can preserve his own life only by taking the life of another. For instance, it could refer to a very ill patient who is waiting for an organ transplant from a dying donor or some other situation in which a person's life is dependent upon the death of another person.
Also translated as, "Life is more than just being alive."
Motto of Felician College, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
It is also often quoted as Ars longa, vita brevis.
Motto of Derby School, U.K.
Life is more than merely staying alive.