quotations about variety
Don't live the same year 75 times and call it a life.
ROBIN SHARMA, attributed, Quotes on Courage
Variety's the very spice of life,
That gives it all its flavour.
WILLIAM COWPER, The Task
Variety is the soul of pleasure.
APHRA BEHN, The Rover
There is a grace in wild variety
Surpassing rule and order.
WILLIAM MASON, The English Garden
Sameness is the mother of disgust, variety the cure.
PETRARCH, attributed, Proverbs, Maxims, and Phrases of All Ages
Sour, sweet, bitter, pungent, all must be tasted.
To such an extent does nature delight and abound in variety that among her trees there is not one plant to be found which is exactly like another.
LEONARDO DA VINCI, Thoughts on Art and Life
Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.
PAULO COELHO, Brida
Variety in mere nothings gives more pleasure than uniformity of something.
JEAN PAUL, Levana; or, The Doctrine of Education
Variety's the source of joy below,
From whence still fresh-revolving pleasures flow,
In books and love the mind one end pursues,
And only change the expiring flames renews.
JOHN GAY, "On a Miscellany of Poems to Bernard Lintot, the Bookseller", The Poems of John Gay
When our old Pleasures die,
Some new One still is nigh;
Oh! fair Variety!
NICHOLAS ROWE, "Ode for the New Year"
Variety is progressive and dynamic, whereas unity is dangerously retrograde.
CARRIE TIRADO BRAMEN, The Uses of Variety
Variety is pleasing to all persons, but to none so much as the young and the fickle.
GEORGE CRABB, English Synonyms Explained
Variety is life. Uniformity is death.
BENJAMIN CONSTANT, Cours de politique consitutionnelle
Nothing is pleasant which is not spiced with variety.
FRANCIS BACON, The Essays
The earth was made so various, that the mind
Of desultory man, studious of change
And pleased with novelty, might be indulged.
WILLIAM COWPER, The Task
There are as many ways of loving as there are people, and that wildflower variety is the great beauty of this dimension of existence.
RUMI, The Book of Love
The "Variety" is but the principle's natural safeguard from self-destruction by excess of self.
EDGAR ALLAN POE, "The Rationale of Verse", Complete Tales & Poems
Man differs from man; generation from generation; nation from nation; education, station, sex, age, accidental associations, produce infinite shades of variety.
THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY, Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous
Variety has been called the spice of life, that gives it all its flavor; hence many people use so much spice that everything becomes artificial, and nature no longer borrows blessings from variety, which must be governed by discretion, and made subservient to the wants of nature; not those of a vitiated taste and pampered appetite.
LEVI CARROLL JUDSON, The Probe: Or, One Hundred and Two Essays on the Nature of Men and Things