[T]o those who ask “why did God not create all men so that they would be governed by the command of reason” I answer only “because he did not lack material to create all things from the highest degree of perfection to the lowest”; or, to speak more properly, “because the laws of his nature have been so ample that they sufficed for producing all things which can be conceived by an infinite intellect” […].

Benedict de Spinoza, Ethics, translated by Edwin Curley, in A Spinoza Reader, edited by Edwin Curley