Start and Finish

Nothing, of course, begins at the time you think it did. — Lillian Hellman, An Unfinished Woman (1969)

Lest we forget

When you go home, tell them of us and say
For your tomorrow, we gave our today.

…like administering medicine to the dead

To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.