Differences Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old differences quotes, differences sayings, and differences proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A man is known by the company he keeps.      

M. Coverdale

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


All cats are grey in the dark.      

John Heywood

Different strokes for different folks.      

Clarence Darrow

Each bay, its own wind.      

Fijian (on differences)

Each person has his strong point.      


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.      


Every head is a world.      

Cuban (on differences)

Every herring must hang by his own gill.      

S. Harwood

Every land has its own law.      

J. Carmichael

Every man for himself.      

John Heywood

Like breeds like.      

R. Edgeworth

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