Alfonso X of Castile Quote
A certain King of Castile, a great mathematician, (but not much troubled with religion) said, that, "had God consulted him when he made the world, he would have told him how to have framed it better."
In: Bernard de Fontenelle - Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds - The First Evening (pp. 13-14), Printed for Peter Wilson. Dublin, Ireland. 1761