A rose by any other name would smell as sweet
“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” is a frequently referenced part of William Shakespeare‘s play Romeo and Juliet, in which Juliet seems to argue that it does not matter that Romeo is from her rival’s house of Montague, that is, that he is named “Montague.” The reference is often used to imply that the names of things do not affect what they really are.
I have always wondered about this quote. It came to mind as I was taking photos of it. A beautiful fragrant rose.
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