• Deep, solemn optimism, it seems to me, should spring from this firm belief in the presence of God in the individual; not a remote, unapproachable governor of the universe, but a God who is very near every one of us, who is present not only in earth, sea and sky, but also in every pure and noble impulse of our hearts.

    Helen Keller (2010). “The World I Live In and Optimism: A Collection of Essays”, p.93, Courier Corporation