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  • Jefferson Smith: And this country is bigger than the Taylors, or you, or me, or anything else. Great principles don't get lost once they come to light; they're right here! You just have to see them again.


  • Senator Holland: Will the senator yield for a question?
    Sen. Joseph Paine: Mr. President, will the Senator yield?
    Jefferson Smith: No, sir, I will not yield!
    President of the Senate: Will the Senator yield?
    Jefferson Smith: No, sir, I'm afraid not, no sir.


  • Jefferson Smith: You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the Taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.


  • Jefferson Smith: I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.


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