Alfonso X of Castile Quotes | Quotes by Alfonso X of Castile
1Had I been present at the Creation, I would have given some useful hints for the better ordering of the universe. Remarking on the complexity of Ptolemaic model of the universe after it was explained to him. Footnote: Carlyle says, in his History of Frederick the Great, book ii. chap. vii. that this saying of Alphonso about Ptolemy's astronomy, 'that it seemed a crank machine; that it was pity the Creator had not taken advice,' is still remembered by mankind, - this and no other of his many sayings.
2Had I been present at the creation, I would have given some useful hints for the better ordering of the universe.
3If God had consulted me before embarking on the Creation, I would have suggested something simpler.
4If the Lord Almighty had consulted me before embarking upon his creation, I should have recommended something simpler. Remarking on the complexity of Ptolemaic model of the universe after it was explained to him.
5Sensible men no longer belive in miracles; they were invented by priests to humbug the peasants.
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