Language is a device for simulating reality. Every language statement is a metaphor, not the bedrock truth itself. Apparent differences frequently if not always are simply the manifestation of different metaphors to describe the same aspect of reality.
Consider, for instance, the following statements: "The early bird gets the worm", "the squeaky wheel gets the grease" and "first in first served". It's true that a bird is not a wheel, and grease is not a worm. So, yes, there are differences between the three statements. But the differences are superficial. They are differences of metaphor, and those differences do not undermine the fundamental integrity of the underlying message that is the same in all three cases.