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Human Rules of Acquisition

lilchibiclarililchibiclari Member Posts: 1,193 Arc User
edited May 2014 in Ten Forward
I got to thinking about all the sayings that human societies have that resemble the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition, so I thought to make a thread where we could compile a list of them. Any widespread or cliche'd saying of a similar form to the Ferengi Rules, but that is not already a Ferengi Rule, is open season.

Here's a few to get us started:

1: A Fool and his Money are soon parted.
2: There's a Sucker born every minute.
3: Time is Money.
4: Money talks.
5: A penny saved is a penny earned.
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  • sander233sander233 Member Posts: 3,992 Arc User
    edited May 2014
    The love of money is the root of all evil. (Quote originally attributed to Jesus of Nazareth)

    The lack of money is the root of all evil. (Quote originally attributed to Samuel Clemens)
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    ...Oh, baby, you know, I've really got to leave you / Oh, I can hear it callin 'me / I said don't you hear it callin' me the way it used to do?...
    - Anne Bredon
  • jonsillsjonsills Member Posts: 9,827 Arc User
    edited May 2014
    Humans don't use rules of acquisition. We just acquire, rules be damned.
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  • voporakvoporak Member Posts: 5,621 Arc User
    edited May 2014
    The money is always right.
    I ask nothing but that you remember me.
  • steamwrightsteamwright Member Posts: 2,820
    edited May 2014
    Greed is good - Gordon Gekko
    (or more accurately "The point is ladies and gentlemen that greed, for lack of a better word, is good.")
  • catstarstocatstarsto Member Posts: 2,149 Arc User
    edited May 2014
    People who want something for nothing, are given over to their rulers, to be exercised and conditioned to meet the needs of their rulers, even if the propaganda they willingly feed on is designed to force greed, hate and mass consumption into public opinion, education and law for the sake of crowd control.


    -Me...just now



    EDIT: Because some people want it all!
  • artan42artan42 Member Posts: 10,450 Bug Hunter
    edited May 2014
    Of cause the customers want dinos with lasers on their heads.
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    Norway and Yeager dammit... I still want my Typhoon and Jupiter though.
    JJ Trek The Kelvin Timeline is just Trek and it's fully canon... get over it. But I still prefer TAR.

    #TASforSTO


    '...I can tell you that we're not in the military and that we intend no harm to the whales.' Kirk: The Voyage Home
    'Starfleet is not a military organisation. Its purpose is exploration.' Picard: Peak Performance
    'This is clearly a military operation. Is that what we are now? Because I thought we were explorers!' Scotty: Into Darkness
    '...The Federation. Starfleet. We're not a military agency.' Scotty: Beyond
    'I'm not a soldier anymore. I'm an engineer.' Miles O'Brien: Empok Nor
    '...Starfleet could use you... It's a peacekeeping and humanitarian armada...' Admiral Pike: Star Trek

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  • grandnaguszek1grandnaguszek1 Member Posts: 2,188 Arc User
    edited May 2014
    A good employee should do twice the work with a cut pay to motivate them into working hard for a raise.
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  • hawku001xhawku001x Member Posts: 10,673 Arc User
    edited May 2014
  • catstarstocatstarsto Member Posts: 2,149 Arc User
    edited May 2014
    All your base are belong to us. -Cats
  • smeeinn1tsmeeinn1t Member Posts: 618 Arc User
    edited May 2014
    Never look a gift horse in the mouth, until you've counted the legs...
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    "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." — Lazarus Long --->Get the Forums Enhancement Extension!
  • rahmkota19rahmkota19 Member Posts: 1,929 Arc User
    edited May 2014
    Money should be moving. Preferably in my direction.
  • protogothprotogoth Member Posts: 2,369 Arc User
    edited May 2014
    How did you forget this ancient saying?
    Caveat emptor.
    Let the buyer beware.
  • centersolacecentersolace Member Posts: 11,178 Arc User
    edited May 2014
    A good employee should do twice the work with a cut pay to motivate them into working hard for a raise.

    The american way!
  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,813 Arc User
    edited May 2014
    Some poor fool will buy it.

    Ah noobies and the exchange, indeed profitable :D
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      "The meaning of victory is not to merely defeat your enemy but to destroy him, to completely eradicate him from living memory, to leave no remnant of his endeavours, to crush utterly his achievement and remove from all record his every trace of existence. From that defeat no enemy can ever recover. That is the meaning of victory."
      -Lord Commander Solar Macharius
    • grandnaguszek1grandnaguszek1 Member Posts: 2,188 Arc User
      edited May 2014
      The american way!

      The way of the Wal-Mart!
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