Never Wrestle with a Pig. You Both Get Dirty and the Pig Likes It.

Keep this story in mind when talking with stubborn people: “The earliest strong match for the modern saying located by QI appeared in the January 3, 1948 issue of “The Saturday Evening Post” within a profile of Cyrus Stuart Ching who was the head of the U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service: A man in the audience began heckling him with a long series of nasty and irrelevant questions. For a while Ching answered patiently. Finally he held up his big paw and waggled it gently. “My friend,” he said, “I’m not going to answer any more of your questions. I hope you won’t take this personally, but I am reminded of something my old uncle told me, long ago, back on the farm. He said. ‘What’s the sense of wrestling with a pig? You both get all over muddy and the pig likes it.’”

Source: Never Wrestle with a Pig. You Both Get Dirty and the Pig Likes It – Quote Investigator

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