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.
Cynicism, often followed by religion in a poet's later life, is common.
His influence was weakened, however, by his cynicism and by his ultra-aristocratic views.
The cold cynicism with which he acted towards de Witt is only matched by the heroic obstinacy with which he confronted Louis.
Yet, in spite of all, his jovial disposition and good-humoured cynicism saved him from unpopularity, and rendered his death an occasion of mourning.
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.
So that in Rome also Cynicism was partly the butt of the satirist and partly the ideal of the thinker.
Cynicism appears to have had a considerable vogue in Rome in the 1st and 2nd centuries A.D.
Towards this goal of approximation to Cynicism the later Stoics had all along been tending.
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.
The analogy, however, must not be pressed too far, since orthodox Stoics do not ever seem to have regarded Cynicism as the more perfect way.
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!"
My daughter is my only bright spot in this world full of cynicism.
Her cynicism has influenced me more than I thought; I am now skeptical of almost everything.
I detected a note of cynicism in the author's writing.
He is full of cynicism regarding today's young people.