->''"Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder."''
-->-- '''UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington''', ''Moral Maxims''

->''"By the time a man gets to be presidential material, he has been bought several times over."''
-->--'''Creator/GoreVidal'''

->''"Modern man has transformed himself into a commodity; he experiences his life energy as an investment with which he should make the highest profit, considering his position and the situation on the personality market. He is alienated from himself, from his fellow men and from nature. His main aim is profitable exchange of his skills, knowledge, and of himself, his "personality package" with others who are equally intent on a fair and profitable exchange. Life has no goal except the one to move, no principle except the one of fair exchange, no satisfaction except the one to consume."''
-->--'''Erich Fromm'''

->''"Everyone has his price, what if I gave you these priceless diamonds."''
-->-- '''Dr. Robotnik''', ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog''

->''"I don't know what's more sad, that every man has his price, or that it's always so low."''
-->-- '''Hobbes''', ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''

->''"A Kenyan man once said to me, 'you can get used to everything when money's involved.' He used to stick mice up his ass for twenty bucks a time."''
-->--'''Spider Jerusalem''', ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}''

->''"Everybody's got a price\\
Everybody's gonna pay\\
'Cause the Million Dollar Man\\
''Always'' gets his way\\
Some may cost a little\\
Some may cost a lot\\
But I'm the Million Dollar Man\\
And you ''will'' be bought!\\
[[EvilLaugh Hahahahahahaha!]]"''
-->-- '''[[Wrestling/TedDiBiase The Million Dollar Man's]]''' entrance music, [[ProfessionalWrestling WWF]]

->''"Pay a man enough, and he'll walk barefoot into Hell."''
-->-- '''[[{{Fiction500}} David Xanatos]]''', ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''

->''"His loyalty couldn't be bought at any price; but it could be rented remarkably cheaply."''
-->-- '''Inquisitor Allendyne''', ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', after the execution of Rogue Trader Parnis Vermode for trafficking in interdicted Xenos artifacts

->'''Wade''': So let me get this straight, [[Film/JamesBond Jimmy]]: You shot 'im in the leg. You stole his car. You ''took his girl''. And '''now''' you want Valentin Zukovsky to set you up with Janus? What are you gonna do? appeal to his heart?\\
'''Bond''': No, his wallet.\\
'''Wade''': [approvingly] That'll work.
-->-- ''Film/GoldenEye''

->'''Tulio''': I wouldn't set foot in that jungle for a million pesetas!\\
'''Miguel''': How about... a ''hundred'' million?\\
'''Tulio''': ...What?\\
'''Miguel''': I just thought that, since, after all, El Dorado ''is'' the {{city of gold}}...\\
'''Tulio''': What's your point?\\
'''Miguel''': You know, dust, nuggets, bricks... A temple of gold where you can ''pluck'' gold from the very ''walls'', but you don't want to go, so let's get back in the boat and row back to Spain! After all, it worked ''[[SarcasmMode so]]'' well last time...\\
'''Tulio''': Wait!... Wait a minute, new plan. We ''find'' the city of gold... We ''take'' the gold... And ''then'' we go back to Spain.\\
'''Miguel''': And buy Spain! ''That's'' the spirit!
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado''

->''"You forgot the cardinal rule of employing mercenaries. They follow the person with the money."''
-->-- '''Tattletale''', ''Literature/{{Worm}}''

->''"Why do humans keep thinking that minimum wage buys undying loyalty?"''
-->-- '''Sam''', ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}''

->''"[[FictionalCurrency Macca]] opens all doors. I'd be willing to do [[BackFromTheDead this]] for you for a little compensation."''
-->-- '''[[GameOverMan Charon]]''', ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV''
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