Saturday, 19 May 2007

Feringhi Thoughts

Your rules of acquisition looks threatening too in this world;

1. Once you have their money, you never give it back.[1][2]
2. The best deal is the one that brings the most profit.[3]
3. Never spend more for an acquisition than you have to.[4]
4. A woman wearing clothes is like a man in the kitchen.[3]
6. Never allow family to stand in the way of opportunity.[1] or Never allow family to stand in the way of profit.[5]
7. Keep your ears open.[6]
8. Small print leads to large risk.[7]
9. Opportunity plus instinct equals profit.[8]
10. Greed is eternal.[9][10]
11. Even if it's free, you can always buy it cheaper.[3]
12. Anything worth selling is worth selling twice.[3]
13. Anything worth doing is worth doing for money.[7]
16. A deal is a deal.[11]
17. A contract is a contract is a contract. But only between Ferengi.[12]
18. A Ferengi without profit is no Ferengi at all.[2]
19. Satisfaction is not guaranteed.[7]
21. Never place friendship above profit.[13]
22. A wise man can hear profit in the wind.[13]
23. Nothing is more important than your health. Except for your money.[5]
27. There is nothing more dangerous than an honest businessman.[7]
31. Never make fun of a Ferengi's mother[14]...Insult something he cares about instead[7].
33. It never hurts to suck up to the boss.[13][15]
34. War is good for business.[16][17]
35. Peace is good for business.[16][18]
40. She can touch your lobes, but never your latinum.[7]
41. Profit is its own reward.[7]
44. Never confuse wisdom with luck.[7]
45. Expand or die.[5] The 95th rule is also given as "Expand or die" on one occasion[10].
47. Never trust a man wearing a better suit than your own.[19]
48. The bigger the smile, the sharper the knife.[13]
52. Never ask when you can take.[7]
57. Good customers are as rare as latinum. Treasure them.[20]
58. There is no substitute for success.[7]
59. Free advice is seldom cheap.[13]

19/05 07:15:24

muslim wrote:

60. Keep your lies consistent.[7]
62. The riskier the road, the greater the profit.[13]
65. Win or lose, there's always Hupyrian beetle snuff.[7]
74. Knowledge equals profit.[21]
75. Home is where the heart is, but the stars are made of latinum.[22]
76. Every once in a while, declare peace. It confuses the hell out of your enemies![23]
79. Beware of the Vulcan greed for knowledge.[7]
82. The flimsier the product, the higher the price.[7]
85. Never let the competition know what you're thinking.[7]
89. Ask not what your profits can do for you, but what you can do for your profits.[7]
94. Females and finances don't mix.[24]
95. Expand or die.[10]. The 45th rule was also given as "expand or die" on one occasion[5]
97. Enough... is never enough.[7]
98. Every man has his price.[25]
99. Trust is the biggest liability of all.[7]
102. Nature decays, but latinum is forever.[26]
103. Sleep can interfere with... [cut off]. (The rest of the 103rd rule was never stated onscreen as Pel was interrupted before finishing.)[13]
104. Faith moves mountains... of inventory.[7]
106. There is no honor in poverty.[7]
109. Dignity and an empty sack is worth a sack.[19]
111. Treat people in your debt like family. Exploit them.[27][28]
112. Never have sex with the boss's sister.[29]
113. Always have sex with the boss.[7]
121. Everything is for sale, even friendship.[7]
123. Even a blind man can recognize the glow of latinum.[7]
125. You can't make a deal if you're dead.[17]
139. Wives serve, brothers inherit.[30]
141. Only fools pay retail.[7]
144. There's nothing wrong with charity... as long as it winds up in your pocket.[7]
162. Even in the worst of times, someone turns a profit.[7]
168. Whisper your way to success.[31]
177. Know your enemies... but do business with them always.[7]
181. Not even dishonesty can tarnish the shine of profit.[7]
189. Let others keep their reputation. You keep their money.[7]
190. Hear all; trust nothing.[32]
192. Never cheat a Klingon... unless you're sure you can get away with it.[7]
194. It's always good business to know about your customers before they walk in your door.[33]
202. The justification of profit is profit.[7]
203. New customers are like razor-toothed Greeworms. They can be succulent, but sometimes they bite back.[34]
208. Sometimes the only thing more dangerous than the question is an answer.[24]
211. Employees are the rungs on the ladder of success. Don't hesitate to step on them.[35]
214. Never begin a business negotiation on an empty stomach.[36]
217. You can't free a fish from water.[27]
218. Always know what you're buying.[7]
223. Beware the man who doesn't make time for oo-mox.[7]
229. Latinum lasts longer than lust.[24]
236. You can't buy fate.[7]
239. Never be afraid to mislabel a product.[12]
242. More is good... all is better.[7]
255. A wife is a luxury... a smart accountant, a necessity.[7]
261. A wealthy man can afford anything except a conscience.[7]
263. Never allow doubt to tarnish your lust for latinum.[35]
266. When in doubt, lie.[7]
284. Deep down, everyone's a Ferengi.[7]
285. No good deed ever goes unpunished.

19/05 07:15:52