The difference between new money and old money. Old money’s motto was, If you have it, hide it. New money’s motto was, If you have it, flaunt it.
The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
The main difference between a man and a woman is that the man always puts his stomach before his heart and a woman does the opposite.
The distinction between sanity and insanity is narrower than the razor’s edge, sharper than a hound’s tooth, more agile than a mule deer. It is more elusive than the merest phantom. Perhaps it does not even exist; perhaps it is a phantom.
The difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high. Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but Dumbledore knew — and so do I, thought Harry, with a rush of fierce pride, and so did my parents — that there was all the difference in the world.
The difference between a Democracy and a Dictatorship is that in a Democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a Dictatorship you don’t have to waste your time voting.
Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.