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  • These studies marked stages of her development, and as her mind matured she abandoned the idea of a convent which for a year or two she had entertained, and added to the enthusiasm for a republic which she had imbibed from her earlier studies not a little of the cynicism and the daring which the later authors inspired.
  • 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.

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