Well, yes, when you misread the quote, you can disagree with it more easily. On a similar vein, I really hate that old maxim "beauty is only skin deep" because it says that beauty is way more than skin deep and I really don't agree with that idea. For that matter, what's up with "haste makes waste"? Everyone knows that if you rush something it might turn out more poorly than if you were methodical at it. I don't need an aphorism telling me I should rush through everything I do.
For added protection, please note the adjectives "essential" and "temporary". It's actually a very pertinent quote given what our government has done in the wake of 9/11.