Cynics and Cynicism What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.YOU MAY ALSO LIKE »The mind of the thoroughly well-informed man is a dreadful thing. It is like a bric-?-brac shop, all monsters and dust, with everything priced above its proper value.Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.A cynic is just a man who found out when he was ten that there wasn’t any Santa Claus, and he’s still upset.It takes a clever man to turn cynic and a wise man to be clever enough not to.A cynic is a man who looks at the world with a monocle in his mind’s eye.A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.