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H.L. MenckenLove is the delusion that one woman differs from another.

—  H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American columnist & cultural critic

Kurt VonnegutThe only difference between Hitler and Bush is that Hitler was elected.

—  Kurt Vonnegut, 1922-2007, American writer

Ralph Waldo EmersonWe boil at different degrees.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

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

—  John Kennedy, 1917-1963, American President [1961-1963]

Paul ValeryLet us enrich ourselves with our mutual differences.

—  Paul Valery, 1871-1945, French poet

Peter DruckerThe only real difference between one organization and another is the performance of its people.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

Peter DruckerThe only thing we know about the future is that it is going to be different.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

William JamesAct as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

—  William James, 1842-1910, American philosopher

William JamesThere are no differences but differences of degree between different degrees of difference and no difference.

—  William James, 1842-1910, American philosopher

Michel de MontaigneThere never was in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity.

—  Michel de Montaigne, 1533-1592, French thinker

Robert FrostThe best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.

—  Robert Frost, 1874-1963, American poet

Lyndon JohnsonI may not know much, but I know chicken shit from chicken salad.

—  Lyndon Johnson, 1908-1973, American President [1963-1969]

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

—  Vladimir Lenin, 1870-1924, Soviet revolutionary & leader

David Lloyd GeorgeYou cannot trust the interests of any class entirely to another class; and you cannot trust the interests of any sex to another sex.

—  David Lloyd George, 1863-1945, British Prime Minister [1916-1922]

Jean Jacques RousseauI may be no better, but at least I am different.

—  Jean Jacques Rousseau, 1712-1778, Swiss-French philosopher

Ancient Greek

HomerEach man delights in the work that suits him best.

Άλλοις γαρ τ’ άλλοισιν ανήρ επιτέρπεται έργοις.

—  Homer, c. 800-750 BC, II ‐ Odyssey XIV



French proverbLong live the difference.

Vive la différence!

—  French proverb

     (between the sexes, or any other difference)


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