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.
It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.
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.
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.
Our differences are policies; our agreements, principles.
Differences challenge assumptions.
Anne Wilson Schaef
I refuse to allow any man-made differences to separate me from any other human beings.
We are enriched by our reciprocate differences.
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.
You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note.
It seemed … such nonsense
inventing differences, when people, heaven knows, were different enough without that.
If you hate difference, you’ll be bored to death.
To think is to differ.
But every little difference may become a big one if it is insisted on.
Differences don’t just threaten and divide us. They also inform, enrich, and enliven us.
Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.
We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity life would be very boring.
We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another’s uniqueness.
As long as the differences and diversities of mankind exist, democracy must allow for compromise, for accommodation, and for the recognition of differences.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to relaize our need of one another.
A fruit salad is delicious precisely because each fruit maintains its own flavor.
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.
The fact that we’re all different is the one thing we all have in common.
You’re different. And I’m different too. Different is good. But different is hard. Believe me, I know.
Our greatest strength as a human race is our ability to acknowledge our differences, our greatest weakness is our failure to embrace them.
There’s always a b side in every story.