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Old April 2 2011, 05:14 AM   #1
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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.
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Old April 2 2011, 05:26 AM   #2
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#285: No good deed ever goes unpunished.
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Old April 2 2011, 05:30 AM   #3
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Re: Ferengi Rules of Acquisitions...Let's Quote Them.

Rule # 217 -- You can't free a fish from water.

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Old April 2 2011, 05:45 AM   #4
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Re: Ferengi Rules of Acquisitions...Let's Quote Them.

Rule 98 - Every man has his price

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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.
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Old April 2 2011, 05:46 AM   #5
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Re: Ferengi Rules of Acquisitions...Let's Quote Them.

Rule #112 Never have sex with the boss's sister.
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Old April 2 2011, 06:00 AM   #6
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I guess this is being a spoilsport, but . . .

http://lcars24.com/ROA.HTM
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Old April 2 2011, 06:03 AM   #7
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Re: Ferengi Rules of Acquisitions...Let's Quote Them.

#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?)
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Old April 6 2011, 03:50 PM   #8
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LCARS 24 wrote: View Post
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
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Old April 6 2011, 07:45 PM   #9
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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.
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Old April 6 2011, 07:53 PM   #10
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Vulcan Princess wrote: View Post
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.
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Old April 8 2011, 08:00 PM   #11
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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."
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Old April 8 2011, 08:27 PM   #12
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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).
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Old April 8 2011, 09:10 PM   #13
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Do libraries hire non-geeks? I would hope my librarian knows his literature (Star Trek included)!
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Old April 12 2011, 01:10 AM   #14
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It never hurts to suck up to the boss.
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Old April 12 2011, 03:12 AM   #15
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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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