A Few Words from The Oprah Of Ancient Rome

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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