Sayings

Variety is the spice of life

This page is about the saying "Variety is the spice of life"

Possible meaning:
Monotony is bad for us. We need plenty of change. It adds interest to our lives, just as spice adds interest to food.

Note:
variety (noun) = change | spice (noun) = a strong-smelling vegetable substance used to flavour food, such as cloves or pepper | Compare: "A change is as good as a rest."

Quick Quiz

Someone who believes that "variety is the spice of life" is most likely to

a. have the same job until retirement

b. like spicy foods

c. change jobs quite often
a) have the same job until retirement b) like spicy foods c) change jobs quite often

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Contributor: Josef Essberger