Isabelle Holland Quote
“Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.”
Wit and wisdom of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle: being a treasury of thousands of glorious, inspiring and imperishable thoughts, views and observations of the three great Greek philosophers, classified under about four hundred subjects for comparative study (1967 edition)
“Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.”
Attributed. A similar quotation was found in "Jim Jam Jems, Volume 3" (Clark and Crockard., 1914): "They are pursuing a phantom when the real substance of all happiness is right at hand."
“If I had a prayer, it would be this: God spare me from the desire for love, approval, and appreciation. Amen.”
Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life (2002)
“Fathers and teachers, I ponder, What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.”
Dostoevsky (1999) . The Brothers Karamazov. Constance Garnett, translator. Signet Classic. pp. p. 312. ISBN 0451527348. - The Brothers Karamazov (1879–1880)
Born: June 16, 1920
Died: February 9, 2002 (age 81)
Bio: Isabelle Christian Holland was an author of children and adult fiction. Her father was the American Consul in Liverpool, England during WWII. She moved to America in 1940 due to the war. She wrote gothic novels, adult mysteries, romantic thrillers and many books for children and young adults.