Business,  Inspiration

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946); Stand up for What is Right.


“Now hold on Mr. Potter. Just a minute. Now you’re right when you say my father was no businessman. I know that. Why he ever started this cheap penny-ante Building and Loan, I’ll never know. But niether you or anyone else can say anything against his character, because his whole life was — Why in twenty-five years since Uncle Billy and he started this thing, he never once thought of hmself. Isn’t that right Uncle Billy? He didn’t even save enough money to send Harry to school let alone me. But he did help a few people get out of your slums, Mr. Potter. And what’s wrong with that? Doesn’t it make them better people. 

You, you said that they — What did you say just a minute ago? They had to wait and save their money before they even thought of a decent home. Wait? Wait for what? Until their children grow up and leave them. Until they are so old and broken down that — Do you know how long it takes a working man to save $5,000? Just remember this Mr. Potter, this rabble you’re talking about, they do most of the working, paying and living and dieing in this community. Well is it too much to have them work, pay and live and die in a couple decent rooms and a bath? Anyway, my father didn’t think so. People were human beings to him, but to you a warped, frustrated old man, they’re cattle. Well in my book, my father died a much richer man than you’ll ever be….

…This town needs this measely one horse institution if only to have a place people cam come without crawling to Pottter…come on Uncle Billy!”

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