Aldous Huxley chose these lines of the English Renaissancce poet Fulke Greville as the epigraph for the 1928 novel Point Counter Point:
Oh, wearisome conditions of humanity!
Borne under one Law, to another bound,
Vainely begot and yet forbidden vanity:
Created sick, commanded to be sound.
What meaneth Nature by these diverse laws –
Passion and reason, self-division’s cause?