Quotation by Oscar Wilde

Cecil Graham: What is a cynic?
Lord Darlington: A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
Oscar Wilde (1854–1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lady Windermere's Fan, act 3 (1893).

The same formula was used in The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891) ch. 4: "Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing."
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