The Rules of Acquisition were the sacred precepts upon which all Ferengi society was based. They were first written by Gint , the first Grand Nagus. In the mid- 22nd century there were rules, and by the 24th century there were In theory, every Ferengi business transaction strictly followed all rules. In , the Ferengi government was debating an amendment to the Rules. TNG : " Bloodlines ".

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Ferengi are a species from StarTrek that was particularly highlighted in Deep Space 9. Their religion is commerce and their society is determined by profit.

The Ferengi believe that the universe is held together by the Great Material Continuum, also known as the Great River. The Ferengi believe that each part of the universe has too much of one thing, but not enough of another, and it is through the continual flow of the Great River that wants and needs can be fulfilled, if one navigates the River with sufficient entrepreneurial skill.

By request, here are the complete Ferengi rules of acquisition. If it works, sell it. If it works well, sell it for more. If it doesn't work, quadruple the price and sell it as an antique. Never judge a customer by the size of his wallet Competition and fair play are mutually exclusive. Fair play and financial loss go hand-in-hand. New customers are like razor toothed gree worms. They can be succulent, but sometimes they bite back.

If a deal is fairly and lawfully made, then seeking revenge especially unprofitable revenge, is illegal. If you want to ruin yourself there are three known ways: Gambling is the fastest, women are the sweetest, and banks are the most reliable way.

If your dancing partner wants to lead at all costs, let her have her own way and ask another one to dance. When the Grand Nagus arrives to offer you a business opportunity, it's time to leave town until he's gone. Fighting with Klingons is like gambling with Cardassians - it's good to have a friend around when you lose.

Give someone a fish, you feed him for one day. Teach him how to fish, and you lose a steady customer. Gambling is like the way to power: The only way to win is to cheat, but don't get caught in the process. There is no profit in love; however, a strong heart is worth a few bars of Latinum on the open market. Keep it on ice. Note: Ed. Want to think outside the box? Click to get a Genius Symbol! Get An Aroma Energy Story.

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Search engine offline. Once you have their money, never give it back 2. You can't cheat an honest customer, but it never hurts to try 3. Never spend more for an acquisition than you have to 4. Sex and profit are the two things that never last long enough 5. If you can't break a contract, bend it 6. Never let family stand in the way of opportunity 7. Always keep you ears open 8. Keep count of your change 9. Instinct plus opportunity equals profit A dead customer can't buy as much as a live one Latinum isn't the only thing that shines Anything worth selling is worth selling twice Anything worth doing is worth doing for money Anything stolen is pure profit Acting stupid is often smart A deal is a deal A bargain usually isn't A Ferengi without profit is no Ferengi at all Don't lie too soon after a promotion When the customer is sweating, turn up the heat Never place friend ship before profit Wise men can hear profit in the wind Never take the last coin, but be sure to get the rest Never ask when you can take Fear makes a good business partner The vast majority of the rich in this galaxy did not inherit their wealth; they stole it The most beautiful thing about a tree is what you do with it after you cut it down Morality is always defined by those in power When someone says "It's not the money," they're lying Talk is cheap; synthehol costs money Never make fun of a Ferengi's mother Be careful what you sell.

It may do exactly what the customer expects It never hurts to suck up to the boss War is good for business Peace is good for business Too many Ferengi can't laugh at themselves anymore You can always buy back a lost reputation Free advertising is cheap Praise is cheap. Heap it generously on all customers If you see profit on a journey, take it Money talks, but having a lots of it gets more attention Only negotiate when you are certain to profit Caressing an ear is often more forceful than pointing a weapon Never argue with a loaded phaser Profit has limits.

Loss has none Labor camps are full of people who trusted the wrong person Never trust a man wearing a better suit than you own The bigger the smile, the sharper the knife Old age and greed will always overcome youth and talent Never bluff a Klingon Never admit a mistake if there's someone else to blame Only Bugsy could have built Las Vegas Sell first; ask questions later Never buy anything you can't sell Always sell at the highest possible profit Pursue profit; women come later Good customers are almost as rare as Latinum - treasure them Friendship is seldom cheap Fee advice is never cheap Never use Latinum where your words will do Never buy what can be stolen The riskier the road, the greater the profit


Rules of Acquisition

In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Rules of Acquisition are a collection of sacred business proverbs of the ultra- capitalist race known as the Ferengi. He states, "Every Ferengi business transaction is governed by Rules of Acquisition to ensure a fair and honest deal for all parties concerned The first Rule was made by Gint, the first Grand Nagus of the Ferengi Alliance , a role with political, economic, and even quasi-religious duties. The Rules were said to be divinely inspired and sacred thus furthering the original marketing ploy.

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The Ferengi Rules of Aquisition

Ferengi Rules of Acquisition Once you have their money, you never give it back. The best deal is the one that brings the most profit. Never spend more for an acquisition than you have to. A woman wearing clothes is like a man in the kitchen.

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