Variety is the spice of life

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Variety is the spice of life is an expression that means life is more interesting when one tries new things to vary one’s experiences. Variety is the spice of life is an idiom and a proverb that encourages one to branch out and to stay out of a rut. The idiom was coined by William Cowper, the exact quote is “Variety’s the very spice of life,” which Cowper wrote in 1785 as a comment on rapidly changing fashion. Though the sentiment of embracing variety and change in one’s life as the key to an interesting life and a deterrent to boredom dates back to the first century B.C., William Cowper is credited with authoring this English proverb.


“Because I think variety is the spice of life, every brewery is going to have something a little different to offer.” (The Daily Breeze)

Variety is the spice of life, and that is certainly true of the theater offerings in upcoming weeks. (The Shreveport Times)

If variety is the spice of life, then that’s precisely what the Bears of all Colors were celebrating during their first Family Reunion. (The Miami Herald)

Keeping birds happy is like keeping people happy — variety is the spice of life. (The Times)

Variety is the spice of life for Oregon Coast birders, with a single outing likely to reveal everything from colorful songbirds to a majestic bald eagle. (Oregon Coast Today)

Like they say “variety is the spice of life”, new concepts and technological advances keep us persistently getting goose bumps. (The New Indian Express)

As with anything, variety is the spice of life, so it’s important to integrate trap bar movements with conventional barbell lifts for best results. (The Huffington POst)

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