Si hubiera estado presente en la Creación, habría dado algunas indicaciones útiles.
Had I been present at the Creation, I would have given some useful hints for the better ordering of the universe.After studying Ptolemy's treatise on astronomy.; reported in Thomas Carlyle, History of Frederick the Great, book ii. chap. vii. Carlyle wrote that this saying of Alfonso 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.
If the Lord Almighty had consulted me before embarking on creation thus, I should have recommended something simpler.Alfonso X Of Castile
Los que dejan al rey errar a sabiendas, merecen pena como traidores.Alfonso X Of Castile
Quemad viejos leños, leed viejos libros, bebed viejos vinos, tened viejos amigos.Alfonso X Of Castile
Alonso of Aragon was wont to say in commendation of age, that age appears to be best in four things, — old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.Alfonso X Of Castile