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1. "Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries These, in the day when heaven was falling, The hour when earth's foundations fled,Followed their mercenary callingAnd took their wages and are dead. Their shoulders held the sky suspended;They stood, and earth's foundations stay;What God abandoned, these defended,And saved the sum of things for pay."
Author: A.E. Housman
2. "Money, money, money! I think about money morning, noon and night! I dare say it's mercenary of me, but there it is"
Author: Agatha Christie
3. "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."
Author: Alma Gluck
4. "Now she was a killer, a mercenary. And that was all."
Author: Amelia Atwater Rhodes
5. "(He) was in love with the idea of revolution. Men like that, even when they turn their backs on their party and their comrades, can never let go of the idea: it's the secret god that rules their hearts. It is what makes them come alive; they revel in the danger, the exquisite pain. It is to them what childbirth is to a woman, or war to a mercenary."
Author: Amitav Ghosh
6. "What was it with evildoers trying to hire my boyfriend as a mercenary?"
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
7. "We are afraid that Heaven is a bribe, and that if we make it our goal we shall no longer be disinterested. It is not so. Heaven offers nothing that the mercenary soul can desire. It is safe to tell the pure in heart that they shall see God, for only the pure in heart want to. There are rewards that do not sully motives. 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. Love, by definition, seeks to enjoy its object."
Author: C.S. Lewis
8. "All this is flashy rhetoric about loving you.I never had a selfless thought since I was born.I am mercenary and self-seeking through and through:I want God, you, all friends, merely to serve my turn.Peace, re-assurance, pleasure, are the goals I seek,I cannot crawl one inch outside my proper skin:I talk of love --a scholar's parrot may talk Greek--But, self-imprisoned, always end where I begin.Only that now you have taught me (but how late) my lack.I see the chasm. And everything you are was makingMy heart into a bridge by which I might get backFrom exile, and grow man. And now the bridge is breaking.For this I bless you as the ruin falls. The painsYou give me are more precious than all other gains."
Author: C.S. Lewis
9. "Those who have attained everlasting life in the vision of God doubtless know very well that it is no mere bribe, but the very consummation of their earthly discipleship; but we who have not yet attained it cannot know this in the same way, and cannot even begin to know it at all except by continuing to obey and finding the first reward of our obedience is our increasing power to desire the ultimate reward. Just in proportion as the desire grows, our fear lest it should be a mercenary desire will die away and finally be recognized as an absurdity. But probably this will not, for most of us, happen in a day; poetry replaces grammar, gospel replaces law, longing transforms obedience, as gradually as the tide lifts a grounded ship."
Author: C.S. Lewis
10. "We must not be troubled by unbelievers when they say that this promise of reward makes the Christian life a mercenary affair. There are different kinds of rewards. There is the reward which has no natural connection with the things you do to earn it and is quite foreign to the desires that ought to accompany those things. Money is not the natural reward of love; that is why we call a man mercenary if he marries a woman for the sake of her money. But marriage is the proper reward for a real lover, and he is not mercenary for desiring it. A general who fights well in order to get a peerage is mercenary; a general who fights for victory is not, victory being the proper reward of battle as marriage is the proper reward of love."
Author: C.S. Lewis
11. "If we cannot persuade our friends by reasons we must be content "and not bring a mercenary army to our aid" (He meant passions.)"
Author: C.S. Lewis
12. "As for my family, my father was Danel; he died as a mercenary in the southern wars," Han went on. "My mother's name was Sarah, called Sali, and my sister was Mari. They died last summer. But then, you already knew that. Every time you forget, I'll remind you. That's the blood sacrifice I made to be here, and that's enough."
Author: Cinda Williams Chima
13. "Players aren't quite as mercenary as people make them out to be. Some of them are but some aren't."
Author: David Gill
14. "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."
Author: David Johansen
15. "Female Mercenary. This will be a companion on your Tour. She is usually tall, thin and wiry, silent, and neurotic. Sex scares her. This is because she either came from a nunnery or was raped as a child. Or both. Somehow this inspired her to become a mercenary and she is very good at her job. You can rely on her absolutely in a fight. She can usually kill two people at once while guarding your back in between. The rest of the time, she will irritate you with lots of punctilious weapons cleaning and a perpetual insistence that a proper watch be kept. Mostly, she will have no magic talents, but sometimes, in an emergency, she will come up with a gift or vision. You will end up grudgingly admiring her."
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
16. "A true warrior can only serve others, not himself...When you become a mercenary, you're just a bully with a gun."
Author: Evan Wright
17. "Being a mercenary, though... Hey, we just go wherever there's a mixture of money and trouble, and everyone in the galaxy is a potential customer.Even the people you're paid to shoot at?Well, yeah. There are customers we serve, and customers we service.-Captain Kevyn Andreyasn & General Tagon"
Author: Howard Tayler
18. "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..."
Author: J.D. Robb
19. "When I was a screenwriter, I was doing it for mercenary reasons."
Author: James Frey
20. "You snuck across my yard like a trained mercenary. Dressed in a black getup without so much as a pebble misplaced under your shoe or a crinkled leaf to make a sound. Had the lay of the land within seconds too I bet. Took down a man who outweighs you by fifty pounds as if you done it before. You hardly flinched when I set my gun on you. Now you're sittin' there all hunched around yourself like a rabbit in the grass. Definitely runnin' I just hope it's not from the law."
Author: Jocelyn Adams
21. "The mercenary finished his coffee in a single gulp, It must have been piping hot, too. Boy, he was tough."
Author: Jonathan Stroud
22. "I shook my head, folding my arms around my waist. He was wrong; he was the one offering fairy dust, Peter Pan offering to carry me off to the Neverland of soulfinders and happily ever after. But he was too late. Last night i had to grew up and I now knew that such dreams did not exist; real life was more like living with Captain Hook's mercenary pirates than playing happy families in a treehouse"
Author: Joss Stirling
23. "Very well. What do you do as a mercenary?""I specialize in usurping thrones. They call me the kingmaker." Bragging now?"
Author: Kresley Cole
24. "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"
Author: Kresley Cole
25. "And is it all about the pay?""Hence the term mercenary." He chucked her under the chin. "Try to keep up, halfling."
Author: Kresley Cole
26. "I never tried to be a mercenary or a killer but a hard working fighter."
Author: Larry Holmes
27. "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."
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
28. "Here you can shoot the bad guys,' a mercenary says in Baghdad. 'In America we give them corporate bonuses."
Author: Michael Robotham
29. "He sells his loyalties to the highest bidder. Shouldn't even a mercenary have morals? That's the textbook definition of a whore!"
Author: Nadia Scrieva
30. "It is very easy to be a military strategist, a mercenary, or a king, but much harder to be a father."
Author: Nadia Scrieva
31. "My captor grabbed me, digging his gloved fingers into my cheeks. His bloody gloved fingers. "I'm an assassin. I'm whatever the job necessitates."I could smell the blood; it smelled like old, dirty pennies. "Then you're a whore.""I'm a mercenary.""What's the difference?" I spat. "You sell your body for money and you have no morals."
Author: Nenia Campbell
32. "I do not say that all lawyers are bad, but I do maintain that the general tendency is bad: standing up in a court for whichever side has paid you, affecting warmth and conviction, and doing everything you can to win the case, whatever your private opinion may be, will soon dull any fine sense of honour. The mercenary soldier is not a valued creature, but at least he risks his life, whereas these men merely risk their next fee."
Author: Patrick O'Brian
33. "Pro basketball is a very mercenary endeavor."
Author: Rick Majerus
34. "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."
Author: Robbie Fowler
35. "The truth is that banks are the last feudal kingdoms, their rulers omnipotent, divine warlords. Their key lieutenants are 'ronin' (wandering mercenary samurai) who roam financial markets ready to ally themselves to any warlord for a share of plunder. This is not the place to apply the latest management theory."
Author: Satyajit Das
36. "You really turning mercenary on your favorite older brother? (Dev)No. I would never do that to Alain. (Aimee)Ouch! Bearswan got ‘tude. (Dev)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
37. "The Howeitat spread out along the cliffs to return the peasants' fire. This manner of going displeased Auda, the old lion, who raged that a mercenary village folk should dare to resist their secular masters, the Abu Tayi. So he jerked his halter, cantered his mare down the path, and rode out plain to view beneath the easternmost houses of the village. There he reined in, and shook a hand at them, booming in his wonderful voice: 'Dogs, do you not know Auda?' When they realized it was that implacable son of war their hearts failed them, and an hour later Sherif Nasir in the town-house was sipping tea with his guest the Turkish Governor, trying to console him for the sudden change of fortune."
Author: T.E. Lawrence
38. "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."
Author: Tommy Shaw
39. "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."
Author: William Wilberforce

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