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What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”  - would you agree with this Shakespeare quote (from "Romeo and Juliet")?



Thinking about birthdays today.

Have a look at some Shakespeare quotes:

"The golden age is before us, not behind us."

"There was a star danced, and under that I was born". (Much Ado about Nothing)

"All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages." (As You Like It)

"To me, fair friend, you never can be old, For as you were when first your eye I ey'd, Such seems your beauty still." (Sonnets)

"With mirth (Heiterkeit) and laughter let old wrinkles (Falten) come." (The Merchant of Venice)

Take it further

Compare the quote to another famous quote by Gertrude Stein: "A rose is a rose is a rose".

Are things just what they are? What role does their name play? 





Do you think that the best is still before or already behind you/ our society/ the world?

Do you think that there is something like a lucky star you can be born under? 

Is the world just a stage? What is your favourite role in it? Who has built the theatre and what is is for?

What is your recipe for joyfully  getting older ?


You can share your answers in the forum

Previous questions

Do you know the  familiar quotation (bekanntes Zitat) "Laugh, and the world laughs with you, weep, and you weep (weine) alone..."? In your opinion, what does that mean? Do you think it's true? Can you find some examples?


Can hope change the world?

If not, why not? 

If yes, why and how?

What are you currently hoping for - for yourself, your loved ones, your community, country, world.... 

Does hope motivate you or slow you down?


What's your biggest hope that became true? 



What wild animal would you get as a pet if it had the size of a rabbit?

Have you got a pet or did you have one?

What could you tell us about it?

 What are the advantages (Vorteile) and disadvantages (Nachteile) of having a pet?