52 F[Header Vienna], the 7 may 1914
I find it touching that you remember that time that begins to awaken in me dark thoughts. I do not want to admit that I do not have the same labor as before and yet I can not hide probably much longer. Ars longa, life brevis (1). Guard small but determined friends and supporters continue my work is my consolation.
Accept my thanks from the heart and recommend me to your dear wife.
Your faithful Freud
(1) Latin : “Art is long, life is short” (first aphorisms of Hippocrates).