Sentence Examples


  • Like the Cynics and the Cyrenaics, Euclides started from the Socratic principle that virtue is knowledge.
  • As a disciple of the Cynics he must have started.
  • The extreme nominalism of some of the Cynics also, who denied the possibility of any but identical judgments, must be similarly regarded as a solvent of knowledge.
  • The leading earlier Cynics were Antisthenes, Diogenes of Sinope, Crates of Thebes, and Zeno; in the later Roman period, the chief names are Demetrius (the friend of Seneca), Oenomaus and Demonax.
  • Nor is it unjust to infer that the sense of opposition provoked some of the Cynics to an overweening display of superiority.