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The Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

1. Once you have their money, you never give it back.
Rom, "The Nagus"
3. Never spend more for an Acquisition than you have to.
Quark, "The Maquis, Part II"
4. A woman wearing clothes is like a man in the kitchen.
'Rules of Netquisition'
6. Never allow family to stand in the way of opportunity.
Zek, "The Nagus"
7. Keep your ears open.
Odo, "In the Hands of the Prophets"
8. Only a fool passes up a business opportunity.
Vung, Warchild
8. Small print leads to large risk.
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9. Opportunity plus instinct equals profit.
Nog, "The Storyteller"
10. Greed is eternal.
Quark, "Prophet Motive"
12. Anything worth doing is worth doing for money.
'Rules of Netquisition'
13. Anything worth doing is worth doing twice.
The Making of ST:DS9
16. A deal is a deal (...until a better one comes along).
Quark, "Melora" (Add-on: Rules)
18. A Ferengi without profit is no Ferengi at all.
Ben Sisko and Nog, "Heart of Stone"
19. Satisfaction is not guaranteed.
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21. Never place friendship before profit.
Quark, "Rules of Acquisition"
22. A wise man can hear profit in the wind.
Pel, "Rules of Acquisition"
23. Money can never replace dignity.
Rom, "Prophet Motive"
25. There's always a way out.
'Rules of Netquisition'
26. As the customers go, so goes the wise profiteer.
'Rules of Netquisition'
27. There's nothing more dangerous than an honest businessman.
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31. Never make fun of a Ferengi's mother (...insult something he cares about, instead).
Quark, "The Siege" (Add-on: Rules)
33. It never hurts to suck up to the boss.
Quark and Pel, "Rules of Acquisition"
34. War is good for business.
Quark, "Destiny"
35. Peace is good for business.
Dax, "Destiny"
39. Friendship is temporary; profit is forever.
'Rules of Netquisition'
40. She can touch your lobes, but never your Latinum.
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41. Profit is its own reward.
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42. What's mine is mine, and what's yours is mine too.
'Rules of Netquisition'
44. Never confuse wisdom with luck.
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46. Make your shop easy to find.
'Rules of Netquisition'
47. Never trust anyone whose suit is nicer than your own.
Quark, "Rivals"
48. The bigger the smile, the sharper the knife.
Pel, "Rules of Acquisition"
50. Gratitude can bring on generosity.
'Rules of Netquisition'
52. Never ask when you can take.
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57. Good customers are as rare as Latinum. Treasure them.
Quark, "Armageddon Game"
58. There is no substitute for success.
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59. Free advice is seldom cheap.
Quark, "Rules of Acquisition"
60. Let's you and him fight.
Tunk, Balance of Power
60. Keep your lies consistent.
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62. The riskier the road, the greater the profit.
Pel, "The Rules of Acquisition"
65. Win or lose, there's always Huyperian beetle snuff.
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68. Ear stroking will get you anything.
'Rules of Netquisition'
69. Ferengi are not responsible for the stupidity of other races.
Tunk, Balance of Power
72. Never trust your customers.
'Rules of Netquisition'
73. If it gets you profit, sell your own mother.
'Rules of Netquisition'
75. Home is where the heart is, but the stars are made of Latinum
Quark, "Civil Defense"
76. Every once in a while declare peace--It confuses the hell out of your enemies.
Quark, "The Homecoming"
79. Beware of the Vulcan greed for knowledge.
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82. The flimsier the product, the higher the price.
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85. Never let the competition know what you're thinking.
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89. Ask not what your profits can do for you; ask what you can do for your profits.
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94. Females and finances don't mix.
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97. Enough... is never enough.
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98. Act without delay! The sharp knife cuts quickly.
'Rules of Netquisition'
99. Trust is the biggest liability of all.
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101. The only value of a collectible is what you can get somebody else to pay for it.
'Rules of Netquisition'
102. Nature decays, but Latinum is forever.
Quark and Nog, "The Jem'Hadar"
103. Sleep can interfere with... [cut off]
Pel, "Rules of Acquisition"
104. Faith moves mountains... of inventory.
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106. There is no honor in poverty.
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109. Dignity and an empty sack is worth the sack.
Rivals
111. Treat people in your debt like family--exploit them.
Ben Sisko, "Past Tense Part I"
112. Never have sex with the boss' sister.
Quark, "Playing God"
113. Always have sex with the boss.
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116. There's always a catch.
'Rules of Netquisition'
119. Never judge a customer by the size of his wallet (...sometimes, good things come in small packages).
'Rules of Netquisition'
121. Everything is for sale, including friendship.
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123. Even a blind man can recognize the glow of Latinum.
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125. Count it.
'Rules of Netquisition'
135. Never trust a beneficiary.
'Rules of Netquisition'
139. Wives serve. Brothers inherit.
Odo, "Necessary Evil"
141. Only fools pay retail.
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144. There's nothing wrong with charity... as long as it winds up in your pocket.
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146. Necessity, n. The mother of invention. Profit is the father.
'Rules of Netquisition'
153. Sell the sizzle, not the steak.
Quark, DS9 Comic #22
162. Even in the worst of times, someone turns a profit.
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169. Competition and fair play are mutually exclusive.
'Rules of Netquisition'
177. Know your enemies... but do business with them always.
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181. Not even dishonesty can tarnish the shine of profit.
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184. [not given]
Tunk, Balance of Power
189. Let others keep their reputation. You keep their money.
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191. A Ferengi waits to bid until his opponents have exhausted themselves.
Tunk, Balance of Power
192. Never cheat a Klingon... unless you're sure you can get away with it.
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194. It's always good business to know about new customers before they walk in your door.
Quark, "Whispers"
200. If you're going to have to endure, make yourself comfortable.
'Rules of Netquisition'
202. The justification of profit is profit.
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203. New customers are like razor toothed gree worms,they can be succulent, but sometimes they bite back.
Rom, "Little Green Men"
211. Employees are the rungs on the ladder to success. Don't hesitate to step on them.
Frool, "The Bar Association"
214. Never begin a business negotiation on an empty stomach.
Quark, "The Maquis Part I"
216. Never gamble with an empath. Quark, DS9 Novel #12
217. You can't free a fish from water.
Quark, "Past Tense Part I"
218. Sometimes what you get free costs entirely too much.
Quark, DS9 Comic #12: "Baby on Board"
219. Always know what you're buying.
Rules [Quark referenced in "The Abandoned"]
219. Possession is 11/10 of the law.
Tunk, Balance of Power
223. Beware the man who doesn't make time for oo-mox.
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229. Latinum lasts longer than lust.
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236. You can't buy fate.
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242. More is good... all is better.
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255. A wife is a luxury... a smart accountant, a necessity.
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261. A wealthy man can afford anything except a conscience.
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263. Never allow doubt to tarnish your lust for latinum.
Rom, "The Bar Association"
265. The customer is always right (...until you get their cash).
'Rules of Netquisition'
266. When in doubt, lie.
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284. Deep down, everyone's a Ferengi.
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285. No good deed ever goes unpunished.
Quark, "The Collaborator"
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