It’s the Chinese Year 4705, and time to welcome the Year of the Pig! (Or as some call it, The Year of the Boar.)
Here are a few quotes gleaned from a web trawl about pigs and are perhaps applicable to business:
I learned long ago never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it. (George Bernard Shaw).
Definition of a Lawsuit: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage. (Ambrose Bierce).
When it comes to legal issues, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” (probably Henry de Bracton).
The difference between ‘involvement’ and ‘commitment’ is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was ‘involved’ – the pig was ‘committed’ (anon.).
Fame is like a shaved pig with a greased tail, and it is only after it has slipped through the hands of some thousands, that some fellow, by mere chance, holds on to it! (Davy Crockett).
You can’t fatten the pig on market day. (John Howard).