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


Ardeat ipsa licet, tormentia gaudet amantis. (Though she may herself burn, she delights in her lover's torment.)

Juvenal

Individual commitment to a group effort, that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.

Vince Lombardi

There is a god within us, and we have intercourse with heaven. That spirit comes from abodes on high.

Ovid

Nothing else in the world...not all the armies...is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.

Victor Hugo

History is always best written generations after the event, when clouded fact and memory have all fused into what can be accepted as truth, whether it be so or not.

Theodore Harold White »

Say what men may, it is doctrine that moves the world. He who takes no position will not sway the human intellect.

William Thayer Shedd »

It's asking a great deal that things should appeal to your reason as well as your sense of the aesthetic.

W. Somerset Maugham »