|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Amidst the soft variety Im lost.|
AddisonLetter from Italy. L. 100.
|The earth was made so various, that the mind|
Of desultory man, studious of change
And pleased with novelty, might be indulged.
CowperThe Task. Bk. I. L. 506.
|Varietys the very spice of life,|
That gives it all its flavour.
CowperThe Task. Bk. II. L. 606.
|The variety of all things forms a pleasure.|
|Varietys 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 flame renews.
GayEpistles. To Bernard Lintot, on a Miscellany of Poems.
|Countless the various species of mankind,|
Countless the shades which seprate mind from mind;
No general object of desire is known,
Each has his will, and each pursues his own.
|All concords born of contraries.|
Ben JonsonCynthias Revels. Act V. Sc. 2.
|Diversité, cest ma devise.|
Diversity, that is my motto.
La FontainePaté dAnguille.
|Mille animos excipe mille modis.|
Treat a thousand dispositions in a thousand ways.
OvidArs Amatoria. Bk. I. 756.
|Variety alone gives joy;|
The sweetest meats the soonest cloy.
PriorThe Turtle and the Sparrow. L. 234.
| Weil Verschiedenheit des Nichts mehr ergötzt, als Einerleiheit des Etwas.|
For variety of mere nothings gives more pleasure than uniformity of something.
Jean Paul RichterLevana. Fragment V. I. 100.
|When our old Pleasures die,|
Some new One still is nigh;
Oh! fair Variety!
Nicholas RoweOde for the New Year. (1717).
|Omnis mutatio loci jucunda fiet.|
Every change of place becomes a delight.