His popular book was called Poor Richard's Almanac in which he wrote a lot of good common sense: "Work as if you were to live 100 years; pray as if you were to die tomorrow." And here is a little known passage that he wrote in describing the America of his time: "Atheism is unknown there; Infidelity rare and secret; so that persons may live to a great age in that country without having their piety shocked by meeting with either an Atheist or an Infidel. And the Divine Being seems ... pleased to favor the whole country."
I'm sure you have guessed by now who was that very important man: Benjamin Franklin.
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