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THE CYNICS

NAMES, some famous, most obscure ; a number of fragments ; an ideal that has had many reincarnations and continually returns to haunt the human mind-are all that remain of Cynicism. Its founder was Antisthenes (5th cent. B.C.), who, while Plato developed the ideas of Socrates into an intellectual system, deduced a philosophy of life from his iron and ascetic virtue. A more famous name is Diogenes (403-323 B.C.), who lived for a time-so legend says-in one of those great Athenian earthenware pots, and when asked by Alexander the Great, What can I do for you ? replied, Get out of my light. These are the parents of Cynicism : their spiritual descendants were still active seven hundred years later, conspicuous figures in any large city of the Roman Empire-men with long beards, unkempt hair and bare feet, dirty, shirtless, their only equipment a shoddy cloak, a wallet, and a stick. Nothing external would distinguish them from, the tramps of our roads. And tramps they were, but they were also philosophers, members of the great Cynic brotherhood.
No philosophy can last 700 years without containing some element of truth. What was that element in Cynicism ? What drew men for centuries to a way of life which has no superficial attractions ?
The name Cynic will not help us. Derived from the Greek word for a dog, and applied abusively to indicate dirty ways and brusque speech, it was accepted as an honour, but tells no more of the Cynic creed than the word Tory tells of the principles of the Conservative party. But two phrases betray what these men were seeking and thought they had found.

DIOGENES said that he thought he saw Fortune attacking him and saying, I cannot hit this mad dog.
I inherited, said Crates, from Diogenes, and he from Antisthenes, five things greater and more august than the Persian Empire-Wisdom, Self-sufficiency, Truth, Frankness, Freedom.


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