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Nog

Heart of Stone Episode on the TV series Deep Space Nine

Nog is a male Ferengi pre-teen a race culturally driven by personal profit. He is the son of Rom and the nephew of Quark, owner of the bar on Deep Space 9.   Nog is good friends with Jake Sisko, the teen son of station Captain Benjamin Sisko.
Benjamin Sisko initially worried about his son’s friendship with the young Ferengi, given their greedy and conniving nature, but Sisko’s feelings changed when he saw what a positive influence Jake was on Nog.

Nog: That’s right, my father. He’s been chasing profit his whole life, and what has it gotten him? Nothing! And you know why? Because he doesn’t have the lobes… And neither do I.

 My father is a mechanical genius. He could’ve been chief engineer of a starship if he’d had the opportunity. But he went into business, like a good Ferengi. The only thing is, he’s not a good Ferengi – not when it comes to acquiring profit. So now, all he has to live for, is the slim chance that someday, somehow, he might be able to take over my uncle’s bar. Well, I’m not going to make the same mistake. I want to do something with my life, something worthwhile.

I may not have an instinct for business, but I have my father’s hands and my uncle’s tenacity. I know I’ve got something to offer. I just need the chance to prove it.
Great speech about the way a son sees his father, and living up or down cultural expectations.
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Nog out of costume, played by Aron Eisenberg
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Action

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Never mistake motion for action. Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works. Additional works, including three novels, four short story collections, and three non-fiction works, were published posthumously. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature.

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Foolproof

A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. Douglas Adams.