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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Difference
 
  Difference between a bent copper farthing and a nugget of gold.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Difference between a Greek temple and a bird-cage, the solemn sea and a street puddle.
            —Anonymous
  2
  The difference between having a woman at your side and on your side.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Difference between tweedle dum and tweedle dee.
            —Anonymous
  4
  The difference of savour ’twixt vinegar and wine.
            —Arabian Nights
  5
  Difference between … the ideal priest who is everlastingly by some one’s bed and the real priest who is as glad as any one else to get to his own.
            —Gilbert K. Chesterton
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  Difference between the race-horse and the Shetland pony, the bantam and the Shanghai fowl, the greyhound and the poodle dog.
            —John W. Draper
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  As much difference as between an organ and a bagpipe.
            —Walter Savage Landor
  8
  As much difference between them as between a horse chestnut and a chestnut horse.
            —Vincent Stuckey Lean (Collectanea)
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  As much difference as there is between beautie and vertue, bodies and shadowes, colors and life—so great odds is there between love and friendship.
            —John Lyly
  10
  Difference between a sonata of Beethoven and the Battle Cry of Freedom, between a gravestone-cutter’s cherub and the masterpieces of Raphael.
            —William Mathews
  11
  The difference between a Sunday newspaper supplement on the monkeys in the Bronx Zoo and the Darwinian Theory.
            —George Jean Nathan
  12
  The difference is as great as that between an elephant and a mosquito.
            —Tamil Proverb
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  Difference … between jet and ivory.
            —William Shakespeare
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