Quotes by John A. Rassias

Language is a living, kicking, growing, flitting, evolving reality, and the teacher should spontaneously reflect its vibrant and protean qualities.

John A. Rassias

Language study is a route to maturity. Indeed, in language study as in life, if a person is the same today as he was yesterday, it would be an act of mercy to pronounce him dead and to place him in a coffin, rather than in a classroom.

John A. Rassias

Other Great Authors

It's hard to be nostalgic when you can't remember anything.


Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.

Francis Bacon

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawer.

Robert Frost

I'm 65 and I guess that puts me in with the geriatrics. But if there were fifteen months in every year, I'd only be 48. That's the trouble with us. We number everything. Take women, for example. I think they deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of 28 and 40.

James Grover Thurber

How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?

Charles De Gaulle, in Les Mots du General, 1962 »

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

George Santayana »