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A Few Words from The Oprah Of Ancient Rome
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In the great, eternal battle of Mankind versus Nature, we must pause to the words of one of our ancient greats. Today, mankind is trying to cap a deep water oil spill. Others are trying to save a lost species of animal. Elsewhere, forestry experts consider the value of a controlled burn. Time and time again, mankind and our hubris are no match for Mother Nature.

You may drive out nature with a pitchfork,
Yet she will ever hurry back
over your foolish contempt.

—- Horace, a leading Roman writer and philosopher (the Oprah of 90 B.C.)

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