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CmndrSela318 April 2 2011 05:14 AM

Ferengi Rules of Acquisitions...Let's Quote Them.
 
I'll start this thread with my favorite rule [#76] Quarrk mentioned in the season 2 episode THE HOMECOMING.

#76. Every once in a while declare peace. It confuses the hell out of your enemies.

Admiral Shran April 2 2011 05:26 AM

Re: Ferengi Rules of Acquisitions...Let's Quote Them.
 
#285: No good deed ever goes unpunished.

teacake April 2 2011 05:30 AM

Re: Ferengi Rules of Acquisitions...Let's Quote Them.
 
Rule # 217 -- You can't free a fish from water.

Past Tense pt 1

Jono April 2 2011 05:45 AM

Re: Ferengi Rules of Acquisitions...Let's Quote Them.
 
Rule 98 - Every man has his price

In the Pale Moonlight

That's the only one I can name and assign a number to off the top of my head, though I think I can remember around half a dozen of the rules.

brian577 April 2 2011 05:46 AM

Re: Ferengi Rules of Acquisitions...Let's Quote Them.
 
Rule #112 Never have sex with the boss's sister.

LCARS 24 April 2 2011 06:00 AM

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I guess this is being a spoilsport, but . . .

http://lcars24.com/ROA.HTM

Rush Limborg April 2 2011 06:03 AM

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#64 The riskier the road, the greater the profit.

(BTW...is it OK to quote the ones from the book The Ferengi Rules Of Aquisition, and from the novels like from The 34th Rule, by Armin Shimmerman?)

reversepolarity April 6 2011 03:50 PM

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Quote:

LCARS 24 wrote: (Post 4856914)
I guess this is being a spoilsport, but . . .

http://lcars24.com/ROA.HTM


You're right, that is a spoilsport-ish thing to do, you've killed off this thread :(

Vulcan Princess April 6 2011 07:45 PM

Re: Ferengi Rules of Acquisitions...Let's Quote Them.
 
These two go together:
#34 War is good for business.
#35 Peace is good for business.

John Clark April 6 2011 07:53 PM

Re: Ferengi Rules of Acquisitions...Let's Quote Them.
 
Quote:

Vulcan Princess wrote: (Post 4866933)
These two go together:
#34 War is good for business.
#35 Peace is good for business.

#76 Every once in a while, declare peace. It confuses the hell out of your enemies.

Rush Limborg April 8 2011 08:00 PM

Re: Ferengi Rules of Acquisitions...Let's Quote Them.
 
A bit of correction.

"The riskier the road, the greater the profit" is rule 62, not 64. Sorry, folks.



NOW--

214: "Deep down, everyone's a Ferengi."

Terengo April 8 2011 08:27 PM

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#1 Once you have their money, never give it back.

I have actually used this rule in real life. I work at a library, and people come in to print things off the computers, at a dime a page. In the past, it was sort of an honor system, and people would print pages of stuff and then go through the stack and pick out only what they wanted to keep and leave the rest. We switched to a new system where they have to pay us before we print the pages. Some of the staff had some trouble adapting to the new system and would refund money for pages people didn't want. I actually quoted them Rule #1, with attribution (they already know I'm a geek).

Rom's Sehlat April 8 2011 09:10 PM

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Do libraries hire non-geeks? I would hope my librarian knows his literature (Star Trek included)!

Kira Nerys April 12 2011 01:10 AM

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It never hurts to suck up to the boss.

Rush Limborg April 12 2011 03:12 AM

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^Know the number of that one? ;)

3: "Never spend more than an aquisition than you have to."


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