–A Conversation between Lord Darlington and Cecil Graham in Oscar Wilde’s Play Lady Windermere’s Fan
Cecil Graham: “What is a cynic?”
Lord Darlington: “A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.”
Cecil Graham: “And a sentimentalist, my dear Darlington, is a man who sees an absurd value in everything, and doesn’t know the market price of any single thing.”
Quote Number: 120
Source: Wilde, Oscar. “Lady Windermere’s Fan: A Play about a Good Woman.” Act III. L Smithers: Paris. 1903, pg 95. Online Here.
Source Notes: Often misquoted as: “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”