Marvel Comics released the first comic book featuring Captain America in March of 1941. A collision of superpowers and the best parts of American idealism, Captain America grew to be the patriotic hero we all know and love today.
As a super soldier, Steve Rogers fights for his country’s freedom alongside his trusted allies. He champions the underdog and conquers villains who threaten their united force. He is gallant and brave, no matter the odds. Here are a few Captain America quotes that show off why he is so popular.
Captain America Quotes from the MCU
1. “I can do this all day.”
This is probably his most well-known quote. After being knocked down, Steve Rogers will always get up.
2. “I protected America, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Democracy.”
Captain America takes his responsibility to the country very (and we mean very) seriously. No matter where you find him in time and space, he is committed to his country and his comrades.
3. “Now and forevermore, I am a man of the people.”
Captain America wasn’t always a superhero. He started off as a normal American boy. He uses his inherent goodness to become a relatable hero who sacrifices himself for others.
4. “It’s tempting to want to live in the past. It’s familiar. It’s comfortable. But it’s where fossils come from.”
Cap knows no matter how hard it is to push yourself out of comfort, you must keep up or you will get behind.
5. “The world must never again mistake compassion for weakness.”
Captain America recognizes compassion as a sign of strength and that being kind-hearted is far more powerful than greed and hatred.
6. “I don’t like bullies; I don’t care where they came from.”
The inner nobility of Steve Rogers is what defines him as a superhero. He stands up for the little guy and never backs down from a fight.
7. “I’m loyal to nothing except a dream.”
While Cap believes in the ideals of his country, it doesn’t mean he will blindly follow what the government tells him to do.
8. “We must live in the real world…and sometimes that can be pretty grim…”
Cap refuses to run for public office because he couldn’t fully represent the American dream if he was forced to compromise his idea of what is right for the sake of his political office.
9. “I cannot represent the American government; the president does that. I must represent the American people.”
He was determined to separate patriotism from nationalism. He never gave up on the country he loved dearly.
10. “America doesn’t hand you things on a silver platter. Sometimes all she offers is hope.”
Cap knows American ideals don’t mean everything in the country is perfect all the time, but as long as there is an America, there is always hope.
11. “You know the last time I was in Germany and saw a man standing above everybody else, we ended up disagreeing…”
Cap doesn’t like bigotry and hatred. He represents the highest American ideals, even when his country doesn’t live up to them. He fights the Nazis in World War II and condemns Nazi Germany’s belief that some people are better than others.
12. “I will not tolerate—I will not allow—any talk of the necessity of necessary evil.”
Captain America isn’t a fan of the idea that a few have to lose for the many to succeed, and he’ll prove it with his fist.
13. “For as long as I remember, I just wanted to do what was right.”
Steve Rogers wanted to protect others and do his part as a soldier. His ideals may be unrealistic and he often gets hurt from being so committed to them. However, he still strives to do the right thing.
Captain American is exactly the hero our country needs. He denies the need for “necessary evil” and meets bigotry with acceptance. And when that doesn’t work, he’s not afraid to punch a Nazi in the face.
Captain America proves it’s not the superpowers that make a hero “super.” What makes a superhero is a cause that’s worthy of fighting for.
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