In the animal kingdom, the rule is: eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom: define or be defined. Language separates men from other animals. It also reduces them to the level of animals – as in calling Jews ‘vermin’ or policemen ‘pigs’.

— Thomas Szasz, The Untamed Tongue

The pig is taught by sermons and epistles, To think the god of swine has snout and bristles.

— Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

The creatures looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but it was impossible to say which was which.

— George Orwell, Animal Farm

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

— Winston Churchill

If cows and horses or lions had hands or could draw with their hands and make statues as men do, horses would draw likenesses of the gods similar to horses, cows to cows, and they would create statues in the same form as they themselves each had.

— Xenophanes, Fragment 15, 580-470 B.C.

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