Quote by W. Somerset Maugham
Men have an extraordinarily erroneous opinion of their position in nature and the error is ineradicable.
This quote suggests that men (humans) tend to have a mistaken and deeply ingrained belief about their place in the natural world. It implies that this misconception is deeply rooted and cannot be easily corrected. It implies that humans often overestimate their significance or importance in relation to nature, perhaps indicating a tendency towards arrogance or a lack of understanding of their true role within the larger ecological system.