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Die "Ferengi Rules of Acquisition" inkl. Quellen


Die "Ferengi Erwerbsregeln", komplett mit Star-Trek-Episode, dem Character, der sie von sich gibt, dem Buch, in dem sie zitiert werden und den Varianten, die von den Online-Teilnehmern der "Netquisition Contests" erstellt wurden.

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1. Once you have their money, you never give it back.

 Sources:
     1. Rom, "The Nagus"
     2. Nog, Celebrity Comic #1
     3. The Klingon Way
     4. The Federation Travel Guide
     5. Pelgar, "Dear Pelgar", 1999-12-18

1. If they want their money back, give it to them.

 Source:
    Rom and Quark, "Prophet Motive" (*)

2. The best deal is the one that brings the most profit.

 Source:
     Quark, The 34th Rule

3. Never spend more for an acquisition than you have to.

 Sources:
     1. Quark, "The Maquis, Part II"
     2. The Biology of Star Trek
     3. Pelgar, "Dear Pelgar", 2000-01-02

3. I found it; it's mine.

 Source:
     Nog, Prisoners of Peace

4. A woman wearing clothes is like a man in the kitchen.

 Source:
     'Rules of Netquisition' #1

6. Never allow family to stand in the way of opportunity.

 Sources:
     1. Zek, "The Nagus"
     2. Odo, Saratoga
     3. Quark, Rom, and Dax, Wrath of the Prophets
     4. Rom, "Lwaxana Troi and the Wedding of Doom" (comic)
     5. Quark, Vengeance (*)
     6. Rom and Quark, Double Helix #2: Vectors
     7. Star Trek on the Brain

7. Keep your ears open.

 Sources:
     1. Odo, "In the Hands of the Prophets"
     2. Ben Sisko, "The Siege of AR-558"

8. Small print leads to large risk.

 Source:
     Rules

8. Only a fool passes up a business opportunity.

 Source:
     Vung, Warchild

9. Opportunity plus instinct equals profit.

 Sources:
     1. Nog, "The Storyteller"
     2. The Making of ST:DS9
     3. Nog, The Pet
     4. Nog, Celebrity Comic #1
     5. Quark, The Heart of the Warrior
     6. Narrator, "Life's Lessons"

10. Greed is eternal.

 Sources:
      1. Quark, "Prophet Motive"
      2. Arridor and Kol, "False Profits"
      3. Quark, Rebels #1: The Conquered

10. Greed is dead.

 Source:
      Rom, "Prophet Motive" (*)

11. Even if it's free, you can always buy it cheaper.

 Source:
      'Rules of Netquisition' #3

12. Anything worth selling is worth selling twice.

 Source:
      'Rules of Netquisition' #1

13. Anything worth doing is worth doing for money.

 Sources:
      1. The Making of ST:DS9
      2. Rules

14. [not given]

 Source:
      Nog, "Life's Lessons"

15. Keep your family close; keep your latinum closer.

 Source:
      'Rules of Netquisition' #3

16. A deal is a deal... until a better one comes along.

 Sources:
      1. Quark, "Melora"
      2. Nog, Highest Score
      3. Rom and Odo, Saratoga

17. A contract is a contract is a contract--but only between Ferengi.

 Source:
      Rom, Quark, Brunt, and Gint, "Body Parts"

18. A Ferengi without profit is no Ferengi at all.

 Sources:
      1. Ben Sisko and Nog, "Heart of Stone"
      2. Nog, Celebrity Comic #1
      3. Rom and Odo, Saratoga
      4. Quark, "Ferengi Love Songs"
      5. Quark, Double Helix #2: Vectors

19. Satisfaction is not guaranteed.

 Sources:
      1. Quark, "Meridian"
      2. Quark, Rebels #2: The Courageous

20. Only give money to people you know you can steal from.

 Source:
      'Rules of Netquisition' #2

21. Never place friendship before profit.

 Sources:
      1. Quark, "Rules of Acquisition"
      2. Star Trek on the Brain
      3. Pelgar, "Dear Pelgar", 1999-12-24

21. Never place profit before friendship.

 Source:
      Rom, "Prophet Motive" (*)

22. A wise man can hear profit in the wind.

 Sources:
      1. Pel, "Rules of Acquisition"
      2. Nog, Cardassian Imps
      3. Arridor and Kol, "False Profits"
      4. Quark, The 34th Rule

22. Latinum tarnishes, but family is forever.

 Source:
      Rom, "Prophet Motive" (*)

23. Money can never replace dignity.

 Source:
      Rom, "Prophet Motive" (*)

24. Latinum can't buy happiness, but you can sure have a blast renting it.

 Source:
      'Rules of Netquisition' #2

25. There's always a way out.

 Source:
      'Rules of Netquisition' #1

26. As the customers go, so goes the wise profiteer.

 Source:
      'Rules of Netquisition' #1

27. There's nothing more dangerous than an honest businessman.

 Sources:
      1. Rules
      2. Quark, Rebels #2: The Courageous

29. What's in it for me?

 Source:
      Nog, Highest Score

31. Never make fun of a Ferengi's mother. (Insult something he cares about, instead.)

 Source:
      Quark, "The Siege" (Add-on: Rules)

33. It never hurts to suck up to the boss.

 Sources:
      1. Quark and Pel, "Rules of Acquisition"
      2. The Making of ST:DS9
      3. Odo, Saratoga

34. War is good for business.

 Sources:
      1. Quark, "Destiny"
      2. Ezri Dax, "The Siege of AR-558"
      3. Quark, The 34th Rule (*)
      4. Quark, Rebels #3: The Liberated

35. Peace is good for business.

 Sources:
      1. Dax, "Destiny"
      2. Quark and Rom, Objective: Bajor (*)

37. If it's free, take it and worry about hidden costs later.

 Source:
      Nog, Arcade

39. Friendship is temporary; profit is forever.

 Source:
      'Rules of Netquisition' #1

40. She can touch your lobes, but never your latinum.

 Source:
      Rules

41. Profit is its own reward.

 Source:
      Rules

42. What's mine is mine, and what's yours is mine too.

 Source:
      'Rules of Netquisition' #1

44. Never confuse wisdom with luck.

 Sources:
      1. Rules
      2. Ben Sisko, Rebels #1: The Conquered

45. Ambition knows no family.

 Source:
      'Rules of Netquisition' #2

46. Make your shop easy to find.

 Source:
      'Rules of Netquisition' #1

47. Never trust anyone whose suit is nicer than your own.

 Sources:
      1. Quark, "Rivals"
      2. Bractor, "The 34th Rule"

48. The bigger the smile, the sharper the knife.

 Sources:
      1. Pel, "Rules of Acquisition"
      2. Nog, Celebrity Comic #1
      3. Odo, Saratoga
      4. Star Trek on the Brain (*)
      5. Picard, Preserver

49. Everything is worth something to somebody.

 Source:
      'Rules of Netquisition' #2

50. Gratitude can bring on generosity.

 Source:
      'Rules of Netquisition' #1

51. Reward anyone who adds to your profits so they will continue to do so.

 Source:
    Bokat, Arcade

52. Never ask when you can take.

 Source:
      Quark, "Babel"

57. Good customers are as rare as latinum--treasure them.

 Source:
      Quark, "Armageddon Game"

58. There is no substitute for success.

 Source:
      Rules

59. Free advice is seldom cheap.

 Sources:
      1. Quark, "Rules of Acquisition"
      2. The Making of ST:DS9
      3. Odo, Saratoga
      4. Pelgar, "Dear Pelgar", 2000-01-02
      5. Pelgar, "Dear Pelgar", 2000-01-08

60. Keep your lies consistent.

 Source:
      Rules (*)

60. Let's you and him fight.

 Sources:
      1. Tunk, Balance of Power
      2. Rom, "Four Funerals and a Wedding" (comic)

62. The riskier the road, the greater the profit.

 Sources:
      1. Pel, "Rules of Acquisition"
      2. Nog, Cardassian Imps
      3. Quark, "Little Green Men"
      4. Gronn, Celebrity Comic #1 (*)
      5. Federation (*)
      6. Gaila, "Business as Usual"
      7. Quark, The 34th Rule
      8. Quark, Rebels #2: The Courageous
      9. Lept, Preserver

65. Win or lose, there's always Huyperian beetle snuff.

 Source:
      Rules

65. Huyperian beetle snuff may be fun for you and me, but it's no fun for the beetles.

 Source:
    Zek, "Prophet Motive" (*)

68. Ear stroking will get you anything.

 Source:
      'Rules of Netquisition' #1

69. Ferengi are not responsible for the stupidity of other races.

 Source:
      Tunk, Balance of Power

72. Never trust your customers.

 Source:
      'Rules of Netquisition' #1

73. If it gets you profit, sell your own mother.

 Source:
      'Rules of Netquisition' #1

74. Knowledge equals profit.

 Source:
      Barclay Hologram, "Inside Man"

75. Home is where the heart is, but the stars are made of latinum.

 Sources:
      1. Quark, "Civil Defense"
      2. Quark, Rebels #1: The Conquered

76. Every once in a while declare peace.

 Sources:
      1. Quark, "The Homecoming"
      2. Nog, Prisoners of Peace
      3. Quark, The 34th Rule

77. It's better to swallow your pride than to lose your profit.

 Source:
      'Rules of Netquisition' #2

78. When the going gets tough, the tough change the Rules.

 Source:
      'Rules of Netquisition' #3

79. Beware of the Vulcan greed for knowledge.

 Source:
      Rules

82. The flimsier the product, the higher the price.

 Source:
      Rules

84. A friend is not a friend if he asks for a discount.

 Source:
      'Rules of Netquisition' #2

85. Never let the competition know what you're thinking.

 Source:
      Rules

87. Learn the customer's weaknesses so you can better take advantage of him.

 Source:
      Nog, Highest Score

87. A friend in need means three times the profit.

 Source:
      'Rules of Netquisition' #2

89. Ask not what your profits can do for you, but what you can do for your profits.

 Source:
      Rules

92. There are many paths to profit.

 Source:
      Nog, Highest Score

93. Act without delay! The sharp knife cuts quickly.

 Source:
      'Rules of Netquisition' #1

94. Females and finances don't mix.

 Source:
      1. Rom, "Ferengi Love Songs"
      2. Quark and Nog, "Profit and Lace"
      3. The Biology of Star Trek

95. Expand or die.

 Source:
      Kafar, "False Profits"

96. For every Rule, there is an equal and opposite Rule (except when there's not).

 Source:
      Rules

97. Enough... is never enough.

 Source:
      Rules

97. If you can't take it with you, don't go.

 Source:
      A Nagus, _I, Q_

98. Every man has his price.

 Sources:
      1. Quark, "In the Pale Moonlight"
      2. Quark, The 34th Rule

99. Trust is the biggest liability of all.

 Source:
      Rules

100. If they take your first offer, you either asked too little or offered too much.

 Source:
       'Rules of Netquisition' #2

101. The only value of a collectible is what you can get somebody else to pay for it.

 Source:
       'Rules of Netquisition' #1

102. Nature decays, but latinum is forever.

 Source:
       Quark and Nog, "The Jem'Hadar"

103. Sleep can interfere with... [cut off]

 Source:
       Pel, "Rules of Acquisition" (*)

103. Fill a desperate need with your most expensive product, then mark it up 500%.

 Source:
       Rom, The Heart of the Warrior

104. Faith moves mountains... of inventory.

 Source:
       Rules

105. Don't trust anyone who trusts you.

 Source:
       'Rules of Netquisition' #2

106. There is no honor in poverty.

 Source:
       Rules

107. A warranty is valid only if they can find you.

 Source:
       'Rules of Netquisition' #2

109. Dignity and an empty sack is worth the sack.

 Source:
       Quark, "Rivals"

111. Treat people in your debt like family - exploit them [ruthlessly].

 Sources:
       1. Ben Sisko, "Past Tense, Part I"
       2. Worf, "The Darkness and the Light"
       3. Add-on: Quark, Legends of the Ferengi
       4. Zuntil, "Dear Pelgar", 2000-05-05

112. (Omitted)

 Source:
       Quark, "Playing God" (*)

113. (Omitted)

 Source:
       Rules (*)

115. The best contract always has a lot of fine print.

 Source:
       'Rules of Netquisition' #3

116. There's always a catch.

 Source:
       'Rules of Netquisition' #1

119. Never judge a customer by the size of his wallet. (Sometimes, good things come in small packages.)

 Sources:
       1. 'Rules of Netquisition' #1
       2. "Who Mourns For Morn?"

121. Everything is for sale, even friendship.

 Source:
       Rules

123. Even a blind man can recognize the glow of latinum.

 Sources:
       1. Rules
       2. Quark, Rebels #1: The Conquered

125. You can't make a deal if you're dead.

 Source:
       Quark, "The Siege of AR-558"

126. Count it.

 Source:
       'Rules of Netquisition' #1

127. Stay neutral in conflict so that you can sell supplies to both sides.

 Source:
       'Rules of Netquisition' #2

135. Never trust a beneficiary.

 Source:
       'Rules of Netquisition' #1

139. Wives serve; brothers inherit.

 Sources:
       1. Odo, "Necessary Evil"
       2. Odo, Saratoga

141. Only fools pay retail.

 Source:
       Rules

142. There's no such thing as an unfair advantage.

 Source:
       'Rules of Netquisition' #3

143. Risk is part of the game--play it for all it's worth.

 Source:
       'Rules of Netquisition' #3

144. There's nothing wrong with charity... as long as it winds up in your pocket.

 Sources:
       1. Rules
       2. Pelgar, "Dear Pelgar", 2000-05-01

146. Necessity, n. The mother of invention. Profit is the father.

 Source:
       'Rules of Netquisition' #1

152. A lie is a way to tell the truth to someone who doesn't know.

 Source:
       'Rules of Netquisition' #2

153. Sell the sizzle, not the steak.

 Source:
       Quark, DS9 Comic #22

162. Even in the worst of times, someone turns a profit.

 Sources:
       1. Rules
       2. Rom, Wrath of the Prophets

168. Whisper your way to success.

 Source:
       Nog, "Treachery, Faith, and the Great River"

169. Competition and fair play are mutually exclusive.

 Source:
       'Rules of Netquisition' #1

171. Blood is thicker than water, and latinum is thicker than both.

 Source:
       'Rules of Netquisition' #3

172. Chances aren't what they used to be.

 Source:
       'Rules of Netquisition' #3

177. Know your enemies... but do business with them always.

 Source:
       Rules

181. Not even dishonesty can tarnish the shine of profit.

 Source:
       Rules

184. [not given]

 Source:
       Tunk, Balance of Power (*)

188. A fool and his money is the best customer.

 Source:
       'Rules of Netquisition' #2

189. Let others keep their reputation. You keep their money.

 Source:
       Rules (*)

190. Hear all; trust nothing.

 Source:
       Nog, "Call to Arms"

191. A Ferengi waits to bid until his opponents have exhausted themselves.

 Source:
       Tunk, Balance of Power

192. Never cheat a Klingon... unless you're sure you can get away with it.

 Source:
       Rules

194. It's always good business to know about new customers before they walk in your door.

 Sources:
       1. Quark, "Whispers" (*)
       2. Quark, Rebels #1: The Conquered

200. If you're going to have to endure, make yourself comfortable.

 Source:
       'Rules of Netquisition' #1

202. The justification of profit is profit.

 Source:
       Rules

203. New customers are like razor-backed Greeworms--they can be succulent, but sometimes they bite back!

 Source:
       Quark, "Little Green Men"

204. It takes a Ferengi to cheat a Ferengi.

 Source:
       'Rules of Netquisition' #3

208. Sometimes the only thing more dangerous than the question is an answer.

 Source:
       Zek, "Ferengi Love Songs"

211. Employees are the rungs on the ladder of success--don't hesitate to step on them.

 Sources:
       1. Grimp, "Bar Association"
       2. Rom, "Lwaxana Troi and the Wedding of Doom" (comic)

214. Never begin a business negotiation on an empty stomach.

 Sources:
       Quark, "The Maquis, Part I"
       The Federation Travel Guide

216. Never gamble with an empath.

 Source:
       Quark, The Laertian Gamble

217. You can't free a fish from water.

 Sources:
       1. Quark, "Past Tense, Part I" (*)
       2. Lept, Preserver

218. Always know what you're buying.

 Source:
       Rules (*)

218. Always know the competition.

 Source:
       Odo, Gypsy World

218. Sometimes what you get free costs entirely too much.

 Source:
       Quark, DS9 Comic #12: "Baby on Board"

219. Possession is 11/10 of the law.

 Source:
       Tunk, Balance of Power

223. Beware the man who doesn't make time for oo-mox.

 Sources:
       1. Rules
       2. "Who Mourns For Morn?"
       3. The Biology of Star Trek

229. Latinum lasts longer than lust.

 Sources:
       1. Rom, "Ferengi Love Songs"
       2. Quark, "Four Funerals and a Wedding" (comic)

231. There's a sucker born every minute; be sure you're the first to find each one.

 Source:
       'Rules of Netquisition' #2

236. You can't buy fate.

 Source:
       Rules

239. Never be afraid to mislabel a product.

 Sources:
       1. Gint, "Body Parts"
       2. Picard, Preserver

242. More is good... all is better.

 Source:
       Rules

243. [not given]

 Sources:
       1. Quark, "Profit and Loss"
       2. Quark, Devil in the Sky

253. Synthehol is the lubricant of choice for a customer's stuck purse.

 Source:
       Star Trek on the Brain

255. A wife is a luxury... a smart accountant, a necessity.

 Source:
       Rules

256. Accountants do not play the game; they only keep the score.

 Source:
       'Rules of Netquisition' #3

260. Life's not fair. How else would you turn a profit?

 Source:
       'Rules of Netquisition' #2

261. A wealthy man can afford anything except a conscience.

 Source:
       Rules

262. A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.

 Source:
       'Rules of Netquisition' #2

263. Never allow doubt to tarnish your lust for latinum.

 Source:
       Rom, "Bar Association"

265. The customer is always right (...until you get their cash).

 Source:
       'Rules of Netquisition' #1

266. When in doubt, lie.

 Source:
       Rules

267. If you believe it, they believe it.

 Source:
       'Rules of Netquisition' #3

270. In business deals, a disruptor can be almost as important as a calculator.

 Source:
       'Rules of Netquisition' #2

273. Never trust a hardworking employee.

 Source:
       'Rules of Netquisition' #2

277. Anything worth fighting for is worth hiding from.

 Source:
       'Rules of Netquisition' #3

284. Deep down, everyone's a Ferengi.

 Sources:
       1. Rules
       2. Ben Sisko, Rebels #1: The Conquered

285. No good deed ever goes unpunished.

 Sources:
       1. Quark, "The Collaborator"
       2. Quark, "The Sound of Her Voice"
       3. Quark, Rebels #1: The Conquered
       4. Pelgar, "Dear Pelgar", 2000-01-04

285. A good deed is its own reward.

 Source:
       Rom, "Prophet Motive" (*)

286. When Morn leaves, it's all over.

 Source:
       Quark, "The House of Quark" (*)

299. Whenever you exploit someone, it never hurts to thanks them. (That way, it's easier to exploit them the next time.)

 Sources:
       1. Neelix, "False Profits" (*)
       2. Star Trek on the Brain

?. The more time they take deciding, the more money they will spend.

 Source:
     Nog, Stowaways

?. The greater (the) amount you are taking from someone, the greater the distraction must be.

 Source:
     Nog, Stowaways

?. A bargain usually isn't.

 Source:
     Jake, The Pet

?. One person's secret is another person's opportunity.

 Source:
     Quark, Devil in the Sky

?. The hand that holds the latinum may also hide a dagger.

 Source:
     Nog, Highest Score

?. You can tell a great deal about a man from his shoes.

 Source:
     Merchant, "False Profits"

?. Time's an asset.

 Source:
     Merchant, "False Profits"

?. Your goods are now my goods.

 Source:
     Merchant, "False Profits"

?. Exploitation begins at home.

 Source:
     Arridor and the Sandalmaker, "False Profits"

?. When you see a good deal, jump on it.

 Source:
     Quark, Saratoga

?. A Ferengi without a head for business has no future.

 Source:
     Nog, Saratoga

?. Business is business, even among friends.

 Source:
     Odo, Saratoga

?. Everything has a price.

 Source:
     Pol, Federation

?. Ears open, eyes wide.

 Source:
     Quark, The 34th Rule

?. Never believe anyone taller than you.

 Source:
     Zek, The 34th Rule

?. There's a Rule of Acquisition to cover everything, but that doesn't mean one's always got to be applied.

 Source:
     Quark, The 34th Rule

?. It's better to live on one's feet than to die on one's knees.

 Source:
     Quark, Rebels #3: The Liberated

?. A good negotiation should be savored, like a good wine.

 Source:
     Shep, Double Helix #4: Quarantine

*. When no appropriate Rule applies, make one up. (The unwritten rule)

 Example:
     When the messenger comes to appropriate your profits,
     kill the messenger. (Arridor, "False Profits")

Regeln erhalten von Gul Dukat.

 
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