Rules Of Acquisition

Updated 2009-02-03 00:06

The Ferengi Rules of Acquisition from Star Trek

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1 Once you have their ____, you never give it back. Money
3 Never pay more for ____ than you have to. An Acquisition
6 Never allow family to stand in the way of ____.Opportunity
7 Keep your ____ open. Ears
9 Opportunity plus ____ equals profit.Instinct
10 ____ is eternal. Greed
16 A ____ is a ____. Deal
17 A contract is a contract is a contract
... but only between ____.
18 A Ferengi without ____ is no Ferengi at all.Profit
21 Never place ____ above profit. Friendship
22 ____ can hear profit in the wind.A Wise Man
23 Nothing is more important than your ____
...except for your money.
31 Never make fun of a Ferengi's ____.Mother
33 It never hurts to suck up to the ____.Boss
34 ____ is good for business.War
35 Peace is good for ____.Business


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45 ____ or die.Expand
47 Never trust a ____
wearing a better suit than your own.
48 The bigger the ____, the sharper the knife.Smile
57 Good customers are as rare as ____.
Treasure them.
59 Free ____ is seldom cheap.Advice
62 The riskier the ____, the greater the profit.Road
74 ____ equals profit.Knowledge
75 Home is where the heart is,
but ____ are made of latinum.
The Stars
76 Every once in a while, declare ____.
It confuses the hell out of your enemies.
94 Females and ____ don't mix. Finances
95 Expand or ____. Die
98 Every man has his ____. Price


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102 ____ decays, but latinum lasts forever.Nature
103 ____ can interfere with your lust for latinum. Sleep
109 ____ and an empty sack is worth the sack. Dignity
111 Treat people in your debt like ____
... exploit them.
112 Never have ____ with the boss's sister. Sex
125 You can't make a deal if you're ____.Dead
139 ____ serve, brothers inherit. Wives
168 Whisper your way to ____.Success
??? A man is only worth the sum of his ____.Possessions
190 Hear all, trust ____. Nothing
194 It's always good to know about new ____
before they walk in your door.


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203 New customers are like ____.
They can be succulent,
but sometimes they bite back.
Razor-Toothed Gree-Worms
208 Sometimes the only thing more dangerous
than a question is ____.
An Answer
211 ____ are the rungs on the ladder of success.
Don't hesitate to step on them.
214 Never begin ____ on an empty stomach. A Negotiation
217 You can't free a ____ from water. Fish
229 Latinum lasts longer than ____. Lust
239 Never be afraid to mislabel a ____.Product
263 Never let ____ interfere
with your lust for latinum.
285 No ____ ever goes unpunished. Good Deed

Unofficial Rules

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142 Only ____ sell wholesale. Fools
286 When ____ leaves, it's all over.Morn
299 After you've exploited someone,
it never hurts to ____ them.
That way, it's easier to exploit them next time.
??? ____ begins at home. Exploitation
(The unwritten rule)
When no appropriate ____ applies, make one up.
??? When the messenger comes to appropriate your ____
... kill the messenger.
??? ____, like latinum, is a highly limited commodity.Time
??? Always inspect the ____ before making a deal.Merchandise
??? Money is money, but ____ are better.Females
??? Why ____, when you can take?Ask
??? A good ____ is easier to believe than the truth.Lie