Yet, in spite of all, his jovial disposition and good-humoured cynicism saved him from unpopularity, and rendered his death an occasion of mourning.
Cynicism appears to have had a considerable vogue in Rome in the ist and 2nd centuries A.D.
So that in Rome also Cynicism was partly the butt of the satirist and partly the ideal of the thinker.
Disregarding all the accidental excrescences of the doctrine, Cynicism must be regarded as a most valuable development and as a real asset in the sum of ethical speculation.
For relation of Cynicism to contemporary thought, compare Cyrenaics, Megarian School.
Cynicism, often followed by religion in a poet's later life, is common.
2 The other, the Rev. John Kenrick, he described as a man so learned as to be placed by Dean Stanley " in the same line with Blomfield and Thirlwall," 3 and as " so far above the level of either vanity or dogmatism, that cynicism itself could not think of them in his presence."
The cold cynicism with which he acted towards de Witt is only matched by the heroic obstinacy with which he confronted Louis.
The result of the combination was in fact a juxtaposition rather than a compound; it is manifestly impossible to find an organic connexion between a practical code like Cynicism and the transcendental logic of the Megarians.
His influence was weakened, however, by his cynicism and by his ultra-aristocratic views.
The school has been considered with some truth to form a connecting link with the later scepticism, just as the contemporary Cynicism and Cyrenaicism may be held to be imperfect preludes to Stoicism and Epicureanism.
He is often outrageously unjust in the substance of what he says, and in manner harsh to cynicism, scornful to gruesomeness; but in no battle that he fought was he ever actuated by selfish interests.
A cynicism so unblushing shocked even the seasoned diplomats of the congress, who would have preferred that the king should have made a decent show of yielding to force.
40) has left us many pictures of the life which to his mind impersonated the highest wisdom, and they are all inspired by the more respectable sort of cynicism, which had taken deep root among Greek Jews of the day.
Notices we learn that the elder Stoics had approximated to Cynicism in making right reason the standard.
Accordingly Aristo, holding to Cynicism when Zeno himself had got beyond it, rejected two of these parts of philosophy as useless and out of reach - a divergence which excluded him from the school, but strictly consistent with his view that ethics alone is scientific knowledge.
Towards this goal of approximation to Cynicism the later Stoics had all along been tending.
A lock of her hair is preserved, with the inscription in Swift's handwriting, most affecting in its apparent cynicism, "Only a woman's hair!"