naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret.

You may drive out Nature with a pitchfork, yet she still will hurry back.

Notes

You must take the basic nature of something into account. - Horace, Epistles, Book I, epistle iv, line 24.

Words

  • tamenbut, for all that, however, nevertheless, nothwithstanding, still, yet
  • usqueall the way, even, up to