Quotation by Sidney Buchman

You didn't just have faith in Paine or any other living man. You had faith in something bigger than that. You had plain, decent, every day common rightness. And this country could use some of that. Yeah, so could the whole cockeyed world. A lot of it.
Sidney Buchman (1902–1975), U.S. screenwriter. Saunders (Jean Arthur), Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, to Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) at the Lincoln Memorial, after the Senate has begun expulsion proceedings against him (1939).

Paine (Claude Rains) was Smith's mentor.
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