Quotation by Sidney Buchman

All you people don't know about lost causes. Mr. Paine does. He said once they were the only causes worth fighting for, and he fought for them once, for the only reason that any man ever fights for them. Because of just one plain, simple rule—Love Thy Neighbor. And in this world today, full of hatred, a man who knows that one rule has a great trust.
Sidney Buchman (1902–1975), U.S. screenwriter. Jefferson Smith (James Stewart), Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, during his expulsion hearings (1939).

Paine (Claude Rains) was Smith's mentor.
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