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*CYNICS, a sect of snarling philosophers who were proud of showing their contempt, not only for riches and state, but for the arts and sciences, and all the comforts of civilised life. This sect was founded by Antisthenes of Athens, but carried to its highest glory by Diogenes, who wandered like a beggar in a ragged cloak and carried with him a tub which served him for his lodging.[1]

Original footnotesEdit

  1. Stanley's Hist of Philosophy.