Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
If people think nature is their friend, then they sure don't need an enemy.
This quote suggests that if people perceive nature as their ally, they are gravely mistaken, as nature itself can present numerous challenges and dangers. By emphasizing the potential adversarial aspects of nature, the quote conveys the need for individuals to respect and understand its power rather than assuming a friendly relationship. It serves as a cautionary reminder that underestimating or disregarding nature's capabilities can lead to negative consequences.
I do not deny that I planned sabotage. I did not plan it in a spirit of recklessness nor because I have any love of violence. I planned it as a result of a calm and sober assessment of the political situation that had arisen after many years of tyranny, exploitation and oppression of my people by the whites.
Looking back over a decade one sees the ideal of a university become a myth, a vision, a meadow lark among the smoke stacks. Yet perhaps it is there at Princeton, only more elusive than under the skies of the Prussian Rhineland or Oxfordshire; or perhaps some men come upon it suddenly and possess it, while others wander forever outside. Even these seek in vain through middle age for any corner of the republic that preserves so much of what is fair, gracious, charming and honorable in American life.