Top 84 Quotes About Mercenary

#1. You didn't think you'd find a Science-savvy mercenary team in the empire without a few eccentricities, did you? Amaranthe asked.

Lindsay Buroker

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#2. It was a distortion, a mercenary decision to create this parallel history in order to drive the movie for an American audience, Both my grandparents were officers in World War Two, and I would be personally offended if somebody distorted their achieve.

David Ayer

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#3. These, in the day when heaven was falling, The hour when earth's foundations fled, Followed their mercenary calling And took their wages and are dead. The British regulars who made the retreat from Mons, beginning August 24, 1914.

A.E. Housman

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#4. The requisitions of the income tax have added greatly to the attractions of mercenary crime.

Rex Stout

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#5. It sounds mercenary and it smacks of rats leaving the sinking ship. But get real, when everyone is bailing out, you don't want to be the last man standing.

Robbie Fowler

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#6. By the end of the nineteenth century, the stereotype of the ugly American - voracious, preachy, mercenary, and bombastically chauvinist - was firmly in place in Europe.

Simon Schama

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#7. Money, money, money! I think about money morning, noon and night! I dare say it's mercenary of me, but there it is

Agatha Christie

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#8. God isn't fooled by mercenary goodness I told myself and went back to manic smiling.

Janice Galloway

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#9. A true warrior can only serve others, not himself ... When you become a mercenary, you're just a bully with a gun.

Evan Wright

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#10. Bourgeois patriotism, as I view it, is only a very shabby, very narrow, very mercenary, and deeply antihuman passion, having for its object the preservation and maintenance of the power of the national state-that is, the mainstay of all the priveleges of the exploiters throughout the nation.

Mikhail Bakunin

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#11. Heaven offers nothing that a mercenary soul can desire.

C.S. Lewis

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#12. It is very easy to be a military strategist, a mercenary, or a king, but much harder to be a father.

Nadia Scrieva

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#13. And is it all about the pay?"
"Hence the term mercenary." He chucked her under the chin. "Try to keep up, halfling.

Kresley Cole

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#14. If there are atheists, who is to be blamed if not the mercenary tyrants of souls who, in revolting us against their swindles, compel some feeble spirits to deny the God whom these monsters dishonour?


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#15. It's one thing to study war
and another to live the warrior's life.
- Telamon of Arcadia, mercenary of the fifth century B.C.

Steven Pressfield

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#16. Players aren't quite as mercenary as people make them out to be. Some of them are but some aren't.

David Gill

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#17. You can pay a mercenary to fight, you can't pay him to die.

J.D. Rhoades

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#18. Of all sorts of flattery, that which comes from a solemn character and stands before a sermon is the worst-complexioned. Such commendation is a satire upon the author, makes the text look mercenary, and disables the discourse from doing service.

Jeremy Collier

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#19. America having changed to benefit them, their accounts suddenly cleared, they reverted to the only actions that still seemed mercenary in this topsy-turvy landscape: They rode the countryside like desperadoes, helping people.

Alden Bell

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#20. There are people we treat wrong and later we're prepared to treat other people right. Perhaps this sounds mercenary, but I feel grateful for these trial relationships, and I would like to think it all evens out - surely, unknowingly, I have served as practice for other people.

Curtis Sittenfeld

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#21. Here you can shoot the bad guys,' a mercenary says in Baghdad. 'In America we give them corporate bonuses.

Michael Robotham

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#22. The ( Catholic ) church, as far as I know, has not endorsed any war as just since it supported General Franco 's invasion of Spain to destroy the Spanish republic with a Muslim mercenary army in the thirties, on the side of Hitler .

Christopher Hitchens

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#23. Amazon may be the most beguiling company that ever existed, and it is just getting started. It is both missionary and mercenary ... That has always been a potent combination.

Brad Stone

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#24. Most of the things I do brand wise are both missionary and mercenary in their position, and that's really important to me; that's one of the first things I look at when I say, 'does it make sense to do a deal?'

Mike Rowe

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#25. Now she was a killer, a mercenary. And that was all.

Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

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#26. There can be no freedom in the large sense of the word, no harmonious development, so long as mercenary and commercial considerations play an important part in the determination of personal conduct.

Emma Goldman

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#27. The missionary is building the product and building the service because they love the customer, because they love the product, because they love the service. The mercenary is building the product or service so that they can flip the company and make money.

Jeff Bezos

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#28. Money is the means and the ends of my mercenary existence.

Louisa May Alcott

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#29. If we cannot persuade our friends by reasons we must be content "and not bring a mercenary army to our aid" (He meant passions.)

C.S. Lewis

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#30. The fundamental axiom of economics is the human mercenary instinct. Without

Liu Cixin

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#31. I wandered the earth a mercenary, daring the gods to kill me but surviving because part of me was already dead.

Barry Eisler

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#32. Vertue flies from the heart of a Mercenary man.

George Herbert

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#33. I approached writing a story for the CBC Literary Awards as a mercenary venture - $5,000 for one story, not bad. Now, how do you win it? Jurors are wading through skyscrapers of paper, looking for one story that stands out.

Michael Winter

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#34. Essentially, the mercenary sets morality aside, or at best reorders the customary structures to fit the needs of his way of life. The

Glen Cook

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#35. So many of us had been armed that there were holsters and weapons scattered among the passed-out bodies like mercenary prizes in a fleshy Cracker Jack box.

Laurell K. Hamilton

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#36. The passions seldom give good advice but to the interested and mercenary. Resentment generally suggests bad measures. Second thoughts and good nature will rarely, very rarely, approve the first hints of anger.

Horace Walpole

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#37. Let us therefore animate and encourage each other, and show the whole world that a Freeman, contending for liberty on his own ground, is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth.

George Washington

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#38. When I said "the pocket of the banks," it is not necessarily a mercenary relationship. It is a mindset.

Joseph Stiglitz

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#39. You can call me mercenary, or call me madam, but, as I always tell my customers - just call me anytime!

Xaviera Hollander

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#40. He sells his loyalties to the highest bidder. Shouldn't even a mercenary have morals? That's the textbook definition of a whore!

Nadia Scrieva

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#41. All flatterers are mercenary, and all low-minded men are flatterers.


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#42. What was it with evildoers trying to hire my boyfriend as a mercenary?

Becca Fitzpatrick

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#43. Now you're just being silly. He's a mercenary- he's not going to go about penning love letters, and really, what would he write? 'Anna ... love you ... grrr?' Olivia to Annalia

Kresley Cole

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#44. Once you start thinking about it in a mercenary frame of mind, then you're finished. You're a joke, because there are too many mercenaries out there already.

Tommy Shaw

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#45. You really turning mercenary on your favorite older brother? (Dev)
No. I would never do that to Alain. (Aimee)
Ouch! Bearswan got 'tude. (Dev)

Sherrilyn Kenyon

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#46. Some day I shall write a novel and call it 'A Walking Tour in the Congo' or 'Thrills and Spills in Aeronautics'; but I keep this type of title as a last & mercenary resort.

Louis MacNeice

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#47. As for myself, my course is clear. A British subject I was born - a British subject I will die. With my utmost effort, with my latest breath, will I oppose the 'veiled treason' which attempts by sordid means and mercenary proffers to lure our people from their allegiance.

John A. Macdonald

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#48. Remember, the Muse favors working stiffs. She hates prima donnas. To the gods the supreme sin is not rape or murder, but pride. To think of yourself as a mercenary, a gun for hire, implants the proper humility. It purges pride and preciousness.

Steven Pressfield

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#49. I'm like this mercenary actor going from show to show - people love to hire me, but then don't want me around much.

Sebastian Roche

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#50. The Renaissance was a time of mercenary soldiers, ours is a time of mercenary labor.

Eric Hoffer

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#51. Let not the tie be mercenary, though the service is measured in money. Make yourself necessary to somebody. Do not make life hard to any.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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#52. A tragi-comedy, telling of an impoverished minister's desperate attempts to gain money by any means, beginning with a mercenary marriage and ending with sorcery. I should think it might be received very well. I believe I shall call it, ' Tis Pity She's a Corpse.

Susanna Clarke

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#53. Nature will not be conquered, but gives herself freely to her true lover - to him who revels with her, bathes in her seas, sails her rivers, camps in her woods, and with no mercenary ends, accepts all.

John Burroughs

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#54. Your lawyer is your true mercenary. Under his code honor consists in making the best possible fight in exchange for the biggest possible fee. He is frankly for sale to the highest bidder.

David Graham Phillips

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#55. A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will in time produce a people as base as itself.

Joseph Pulitzer

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#56. Music is my love and to me acting is more mercenary. I don't pound the pavements for roles: if it happens, it happens. I hate that auditioning thing.

David Johansen

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#57. Servile, and base, and mercenary, is the notion of Christian practice among the bulk of nominal Christians. They give no more than they dare not with-hold; they abstain from nothing but what they must not practise.

William Wilberforce

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#58. You wear your armor even to dinner, Lady Wilhelmina?"
"Of course I wear armor. I am sitting with a pirate, a mercenary, an adventurer, and a bounder. If a shot is not fired tonight, I daresay that your reputations are nothing but lies.

Meljean Brook

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#59. Very well. What do you do as a mercenary?"
"I specialize in usurping thrones. They call me the kingmaker." Bragging now?

Kresley Cole

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#60. I wanted a footman with twinkly eyes like Father Christmas, not the eyes of a Viking mercenary. Footmen are supposed to be clean-shaven and pleasant-looking, and have nice names like Peter or George. But mine is scowly and growly, and his name is Drago and he has a black beard.

Lisa Kleypas

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#61. I hate being a mercenary," he said. "You know why?

Brandon Sanderson

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#62. Cultivated people should be superior to any consideration so sordid as a mercenary interest.


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#63. When I was a screenwriter, I was doing it for mercenary reasons.

James Frey

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#64. She could and had faced an armed laser in the hands of a mad mutant
mercenary with less fear than she faced such unswerving emotion ...

J.D. Robb

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#65. A man's love for a woman is not mercenary because he wants to marry her, nor his love for poetry mercenary because he wants to read it, nor his love of exercise less disinterested because he wants to run and leap and walk.

C.S. Lewis

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#66. Inspired by the purse rather than the soul, the mercenary side fairly screams in many of the works put out by every day American publishers.

Alma Gluck

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#67. So you're a fellow mercenary, then."
"Does this mean you'll afford me some professional courtesy?"
"Don't ask for that. All it means is that you might get to face the person who kills you ... But only if it's convenient.

Howard Tayler

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#68. I spent a great deal of time with Che Guevara while I was in Havana. I believe he was far less a mercenary than he was a freedom fighter.

Maureen O'Hara

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#69. a South American mercenary who served as Inspector General of the Turkish forces in Armenia, reported that the Governor-General of the province had ordered the local authorities in Adil Javus 'to exterminate all Armenian males of twelve years of age and over'.

Niall Ferguson

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#70. The mercenary finished his coffee in a single gulp, It must have been piping hot, too. Boy, he was tough.

Jonathan Stroud

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#71. Love spells are a lot like platform diving. Once you start the process, there's no going back, and the end will be fugly if you don't know what the hell you're doing. - Mariketa the Awaited Mercenary of the Wiccae, Future Leader of the House of Witches

Kresley Cole

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#72. I went out to the desert where Cleopatra camped out with her mercenary army. It's a desolate outpost. Nothing has changed since her day. You realize how far she had to travel. Not only is it a good 150 miles against the current, you can't take a ship.

Stacy Schiff

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#73. Practicing your craft in expert fashion is noble, honorable and satisfying. And I'll generally take a standup mercenary who takes pride in his professionalism over an artist any day.

Anthony Bourdain

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#74. I never tried to be a mercenary or a killer but a hard working fighter.

Larry Holmes

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#75. Money is both the generation and corruption of purchased honor; honor is both the child and slave of potent money: the credit which honor hath lost, money hath found. When honor grew mercenary, money grew honorable. The way to be truly noble is to contemn both.

Francis Quarles

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#76. A love that is based on the goodness of those whom you love is a mercenary affair.

Mahatma Gandhi

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#77. To secure his king's trust, his family's future, and perhaps even his own happiness, he needed to convince her he was more than a mercenary -- in fact, a man who would stand by her side.

Sandra Jones

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#78. Pro basketball is a very mercenary endeavor.

Rick Majerus

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#79. I've been on jobs like that before, everyone stuck on the money not the work, watching their backs every minute. Bad for your health and your business. We'll do this civilised, or not at all. What do you say?
"I say civilised," said Shenkt. "For pity's sake, let's kill like honest men.

Joe Abercrombie

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#80. I've made peace with myself.
Good for you. That's the hardest war of all to win.
Didn't say I won. Just stopped fighting.

Joe Abercrombie

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#81. If I die, I want to die for something I believe in and take my word for it, there isn't much out there. But you, Rachel, you're worth dying for.
- Tristan Jacobs

Joni Hahn

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#82. We either need an overwhelming force advantage, or we need more information."
"Reinforcements cut into our bounty, remember?"
"It's unanimous. We need more information.

Howard Tayler

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#83. Cotter leaned forward. "Where do you get off being such a bossy bitch?"
I looked him dead in the eyes. "I was born a bossy birch, so you can either roll with it or get rolled over.

Rachel Bach

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#84. Somebody said to me, 'But the Beatles were anti-materialistic.' That's a huge myth. John and I literally used to sit down and say, 'Now, let's write a swimming pool.

Paul McCartney

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