Differences Sayings and Quotes

A man is known by the company he keeps.
M. Coverdale (1541)

Ain’t no pot so crooked, you can’t find a lid to fit.

All cats are grey in the dark.
John Heywood (c.1497-1580)

Different strokes for different folks.
Clarence Darrow (1857-1938)

Each bay, its own wind.
Fijian (on differences)

Each person has his strong point.
Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

Even a sheet of paper has two sides.
Japanese (on differences)

Even children of the same mother, look different.
Korean (on differences)

Every burro has his own saddle.
Equadoran (on differences)

Every head is a world.
Cuban (on differences)

Every herring must hang by his own gill.
S. Harwood (1609)

Every land has its own law.
J. Carmichael (1628)

Every man for himself.
John Heywood (c.1497-1580)

Like breeds like.
R. Edgeworth (1557)

No one is easy to live with all of the time.

One person can burn water, while another can’t even burn oil.
Kashmiri (on differences)

Sun is good for cucumbers, rain for rice.
Vietnamese (on appropriateness)

The lion believes that everyone shares his state of mind.
Mexican (on differences)

Variety is the spice of life.

When you can do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.
George Washington Carver

You can’t tell a book by its cover.
American Proverb

It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.
Audre Lorde

We focus so much on our differences, and that is creating, I think, a lot of chaos and negativity and bullying in the world. And I think if everybody focused on what we all have in common – which is – we all want to be happy.
Ellen DeGeneres

If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
John F. Kennedy

All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
Swami Vivekananda

Our differences are policies; our agreements, principles.
William McKinley

Differences challenge assumptions.
Anne Wilson Schaef

I refuse to allow any man-made differences to separate me from any other human beings.
Maya Angelou

We are enriched by our reciprocate differences.
Paul Valery

Being different is … interesting; there’s nothing implicitly inferior or superior about it. Great difference, of course, produces natural caution; and if the differences are too extreme … well, then, reality tends to fade away.
Edward Albee

You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note.
Doug Floyd

It seemed … such nonsense
inventing differences, when people, heaven knows, were different enough without that.
Virginia Woolf

If you hate difference, you’ll be bored to death.
Toba Beta

To think is to differ.
Clarence Darrow

But every little difference may become a big one if it is insisted on.
Vladimir Lenin

Differences don’t just threaten and divide us. They also inform, enrich, and enliven us.
Harriet Lerner

Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.
Mahatma Gandhi

We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity life would be very boring.
Catherine Pulsifer

We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
Jimmy Carter

Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another’s uniqueness.
Ola Joseph

As long as the differences and diversities of mankind exist, democracy must allow for compromise, for accommodation, and for the recognition of differences.
Eugene McCarthy

We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Kofi Annan

Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to relaize our need of one another.
Desmond Tutu

A fruit salad is delicious precisely because each fruit maintains its own flavor.
Sean Covey

No two persons can learn something and experience it in the same way.
Shannon L. Alder

Differences were meant by God not to divide but to enrich.
J.H. Oldham

The fact that we’re all different is the one thing we all have in common.
Justin Young

You’re different. And I’m different too. Different is good. But different is hard. Believe me, I know.
Matthew Quick

Our greatest strength as a human race is our ability to acknowledge our differences, our greatest weakness is our failure to embrace them.
Judith Henderson

There’s always a b side in every story.
Devin Christianto