I took the interpreatations as humans create human laws for peaceful co-existence so if any law is wrong or bad, we can change them. However natural laws are governed by nature and above us such as earth revolving around the sun. We cannot change natural laws or events such as earthquakes, climate change etc. We can only try for a peaceful co-existence with these laws.
However this is a direct quote by jules verne which implies natural laws as natural insticts of man.