This problem arises from the imperfection of human nature, apparent in rulers as well as in ruled, and if the principle which attempts to solve it be admitted as a principle of importance in the formation of the best constitution, then the starting-point
of politics will be man's actual imperfection, not his ideal nature.
The doctor searched vainly for a breath of wind, from the height of one hundred feet to that of five miles; his starting-point
remained fatally right below him, and absolute calm seemed to reign, up to the extreme limits of the breathing atmosphere.
On the third day we marched again, hoping that we might live to return to dig up our buried ivory, and in due course, after a long and wearisome tramp, and many adventures which I have not space to detail, we reached Sitanda's Kraal, near the Lukanga River, the real starting-point
of our expedition.
Be it so," said Aramis; "but let us return to our starting-point
All day I turned these facts over in my mind, endeavouring to hit upon some theory which could reconcile them all, and to find that line of least resistance which my poor friend had declared to be the starting-point
of every investigation.
He returned to the Crystal Palace grounds, that classic starting-point
of aeronautical adventure, about sunset, re-entered his shed without disaster, and had the doors locked immediately upon the photographers and journalists who been waiting his return.
He was meek and timid and carried his address inside his hat, and whatever part of London he was in search of he always went to the General Post-office first as a starting-point
I know it," I replied, "but they give us a starting-point
from which to prosecute our search intelligently.
I tell you I'll level that road from the tree there which we marked as the starting-point
to the very centre of Bekwando.
On reaching the town at which the coach stopped, we found ourselves obliged to hire another chaise for a short distance, in order to get to the starting-point
of a second coach.
His experience warned him to waste no more time on it, and to return to the starting-point
of the investigation--in other words, to the letter.
lighted match into the furrow at the starting-point