The Ferengi rule of Acquisition were conceived by cool Nagus Gint millennia ago. They make up 285 rule in the 24th century (DS9: "The Nagus"), 173 in the 22nd century (ENT: "Acquisition"). Over there exist 47 commentaries, 900 significant and boy judgments, and 10,000 opinions (VOY: "False Profits"). In addition, there is a concept of "the 5 Stages that Acquisition: Infatuation, Justification, Appropriation, Obsession, and also Resale" (VOY: "Alice").

Canon Rules

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Rule #1 in DS9: "The Nagus"

1 "Once you have their money, girlfriend never offer it back."DS9: "The Nagus"

3 "Never spend more for an acquisition that you have to."DS9: "The Maquis, component II"

6 "Never allow family to was standing in the method of opportunity."DS9: "The Nagus"

7 "Keep your ear open."DS9: "In the hands of the Prophets"

9 "Opportunity add to instinct amounts to profit."DS9: "The Storyteller"

10 "Greed is eternal."DS9: "Prophet Motive"

16 "A deal is a deal... Till a much better one come along."DS9: "Melora"

17 "A contract is a contract is a contract. But only in between Ferengi."DS9: "Body Parts"

18 "A Ferengi without benefit is no Ferengi at all."DS9: "Heart of Stone"

21 "Never ar friendship over profit."DS9: "Rules the Acquisition"

22 "A way man can hear profit in the wind."DS9: "Rules the Acquisition"

23 "Nothing is much more important 보다 your health... Except for your money."ENT: "Acquisition"

28 "Whisper your way to success."DS9: "Treachery, Faith, and the an excellent River"

31 "Never make fun of a Ferengi"s mother."DS9: "The Siege"

33 "It never harms to suck as much as the boss."DS9: "Rules the Acquisition"

34 "War is great for business."DS9: "Destiny"

35 "Peace is an excellent for business."DS9: "Destiny"

45 "Expand or die."ENT: "Acquisition"

47 "Don"t trust a male wearing a far better suit than your own."DS9: "Rivals"

48 "The enlarge the smile, the cheater the knife."DS9: "Rules the Acquisition"

57 "Good customers space as rare as latinum. Sweetheart them."DS9: "Armageddon Game"

59 "Free advice is seldom cheap."DS9: "Rules the Acquisition"

62 "The riskier the road, the better the profit."DS9: "Rules of Acquisition"

74 "Knowledge amounts to profit."VOY: "Inside Man"

75 "Home is where the heart is, however the stars are made of latinum."DS9: "Civil Defense"

76 "Every when in a while, explain peace. It confuses the hell out of your enemies."DS9: "The Homecoming"

94 "Females and also finances don"t mix."DS9: "Ferengi Love Songs"

95 "Expand or die."DS9: "False Profits"

98 "Every man has actually his price."DS9: "In the Pale Moonlight"

102 "Nature decays, but latinum lasts forever."DS9: "The Jem"Hadar"

103 "Sleep have the right to interfere with..." DS9: "Rules that Acquisition"

109 "Dignity and also an north sack is worth the sack."DS9: "Rivals"

111 "Treat world in your debt favor family: manipulate them."DS9: "Past Tense, part I", "The Darkness and the Light"

112 "Never have actually sex with the boss"s sister."DS9: "Playing God"

139 "Wives serve, brothers inherit."DS9: "Necessary Evil"

190 "Hear all, to trust nothing."DS9: "Call come Arms"

194 "It"s always great to know about new customers before they walk in her door."DS9: "Whispers"

203 "New customers are like razor-toothed greeworms, they can be succulent, yet sometimes castle bite back."DS9: "Little eco-friendly Men"

208 "Sometimes the only thing more dangerous 보다 the inquiry is an answer."DS9: "Ferengi Love Songs"

211 "Employees space the rungs top top the ladder to success. Don"t hesitate to action on them."DS9: "Bar Association"

214 "Never start a service negotiation ~ above an north stomach."DS9: "The Maquis, part I"

217 "You can"t cost-free a fish native water."DS9: "Past Tense, component I"

229 "Latinum lasts longer than lust."DS9: "Ferengi Love Songs"

239 "Never be afraid to mislabel a product."DS9: "Body Parts"

263 "Never allow doubt to tarnish her lust because that latinum."DS9: "Bar Association"

285 "No good deed ever before goes unpunished."DS9: "The Collaborator"

Uncertain Rules

Number unknown "Exploitation begins at home."

Number unknown "Time, favor Latinum, is a highly restricted commodity."DS9: "The Bar Association"

Probably one more rule "A good lie is much easier to think than the truth."DS9: "Shattered"

Number unknown A dominion that recommends to verify goods prior to purchasing themDS9: "The Abandoned"

Hoax rules by cool Nagus Zek


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Revised rule in DS9: "Prophet Motive"

1R "If they desire their money back, give it come them."DS9: "Prophet Motive"

10R "Greed is dead."DS9: "Prophet Motive"

21R "Never place profit prior to friendship."DS9: "Prophet Motive"

22R "Latinum tarnishes, yet family is forever."DS9: "Prophet Motive"

23R "Money can never replace dignity."DS9: "Prophet Motive"

285R "A an excellent deed is its own reward."DS9: "Prophet Motive"

Other False Rules

286 "When Morn leaves, it"s all over."Quark, DS9: "The residence of Quark"

299 "Whenever you make use of someone, the never damages to thank them. That method it"s easier to make use of them the next time."Neelix, VOY: "False Profits"

No number "When no appropriate rule applies, make one up."Arridor, VOY: "False Profits"

No number "When the messenger comes to appropriate your profits, kill the messenger."Arridor, VOY: "False Profits"

See Also

Ferengi ship Classes - from every eras

Enterprise Continuity troubles - whereby the collection is in contradiction to established background


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