Ferengi 在 Star trek中給人的印象通常是貪婪、沒有道德觀，實際上呢，相較於該劇中過於理想化的「人類」，Ferengi 只是象徵著人性的另一面、另一種可能。
Ferengi 人善於經商，也善於賭博，他們的傳統遊戲 Tongo 就是類似於撲克、或者說是比撲克更佳先進的遊戲。劇中曾經有說過當時 Tongo 仍然是電腦無法解決的遊戲。撲克也是現在電腦還沒有解決的遊戲。
Ferengi 人有一本聖經叫做 The Ferengi Rules of Acquisition，對於玩撲克的人來說，裡面有許多條文頗值得玩味。
|Rule 001||»|| |
Once you have their money, you never give it back.
|Rule 002||»||The best deal is the one that brings the most profit. |
|Rule 003||»||Never spend more for an acquisition than you have to. |
能夠用一個 bet bluff 成功，就不要用兩個。
|Rule 007||»||Keep your ears open. |
|Rule 009||»||Opportunity plus instinct equals profit. |
|Rule 010||»||Greed is eternal. |
|Rule 011||»||Even if it's free, you can always buy it cheaper. |
|Rule 012||»||Anything worth doing is worth doing for money.|
|Rule 013||»||Anything worth doing is worth doing twice. |
|Rule 018||»||A Ferengi without profit is no Ferengi at all. |
|Rule 020||»||Only give money to people you know you can steal from. |
|Rule 027||»||There's nothing more dangerous than an honest businessman. |
|Rule 034||»||War is good for business.|
|Rule 035||»||Peace is good for business. |
|Rule 037||»||If it's free, take it and worry about hidden costs later. |
|Rule 039||»||Friendship is temporary; profit is forever. |
|Rule 040||»||She can touch your lobes, but never your Latinum. |
|Rule 041||»||Profit is its own reward. |
|Rule 042||»||What's mine is mine, and what's yours is mine too. |
|Rule 044||»||Never confuse wisdom with luck. |
|Rule 051||»||Reward anyone who adds to your profits so they will continue to do so. |
|Rule 052||»||Never ask when you can take. |
|Rule 057||»||Good customers are as rare as Latinum, Treasure them. |
|Rule 058||»||There is no substitute for success. |
|Rule 059||»||Free advice is seldom cheap. |
|Rule 060||»||Keep your lies consistent. |
Keep your bluffs consistent too.
|Rule 062||»||The riskier the road, the greater the profit. |
|Rule 085||»||Never let the competition know what you're thinking. |
|Rule 095||»||Expand or die. |
|Rule 100||»||If they take your first offer, you either asked too little or offered too much. |
|Rule 125||»||You can't make a deal if you're dead. |
|Rule 143||»||Risk is part of the game... play it for all it's worth.|
|Rule 152||»||A lie is a way to tell the truth to someone who doesn't know. |
你總是可以把 lie 當成 bluff 或其它的欺敵戰術。
|Rule 189||»|| |
Let others keep their reputation. You keep their money.
|Rule 190||»|| |
Hear all, trust nothing.
|Rule 192||»|| |
Never cheat a Klingon... unless you're sure you can get away with it.
|Rule 202||»|| |
The justification of profit is profit.
|Rule 208||»|| |
Sometimes the only thing more dangerous than a question is an answer.
|Rule 214||»|| |
Never begin a business negotiation on an empty stomach.
|Rule 216||»|| |
Never gamble with an empath.
|Rule 218||»|| |
Always know what you're buying
|Rule 231||»|| |
There's a sucker born every minute; be sure you're the first to find each one.
|Rule 236||»|| |
You can't buy fate.
|Rule 239||»|| |
Never be afraid to mislabel a product.
把 72o 當成 AA 來賣。
|Rule 242||»|| |
More is good... all is better.
|Rule 260||»|| |
Life's not fair. How else would you turn a profit?
|Rule 267||»|| |
If you believe it, they believe it.
|Rule 277||»|| |
Anything worth fighting for is worth hiding from.
Slow play 的原理。
|Rule 285||»|| |
No good deed ever goes unpunished.
The Unwritten Rule
|When no appropriate Rule applies, make one up!|