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"Doesn't matter what the press says. Doesn't matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn't matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. This nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world — No, you move."

Yahtzee: I remember watching the old Spider-Man cartoon, and once they spent the entire episode building up to a Captain America apperance, only for me to afterward think ”this guy is a bit on a knob-head.”
Gabriel: Well, yeah. But the thing about Captain America is that he genuinly and earnestly believes what he is saying, and that is why we love him.

"Thou art unfit to wear the colors or even touch the shield of a man whose every action DEFINES honor!! "
Thor facing down a man possessing the Destroyer Armor who had just defeated the other Avengers and wearing an American flag carrying Captain America's shield.

"I'm loyal to nothing, General... except the Dream."

Wolverine: "Don't take this wrong...but you're a better man than I gave you credit for! I'm an attacker an' you're a defender—but we're both soldiers. I'm beginning' to think you got room in your high-falutin' ideals for all people...don'tcha—? Even if they're mutants!"
Steve Rogers: "Some of my best friends are people!"
Secret Wars (1984), Issue #10, written by Jim Shooter.

"Without its ideals — its commitment to the freedom of all men, America is a piece of trash!
A nation is nothing! A flag is a piece of cloth!
I fought Adolf Hitler not because America was great, but because it was
fragile! I knew that liberty could be snuffed out here as in Nazi Germany! As a people, we were no different than them!
When I returned, I saw that you nearly did turn America into nothing!
And the only reason you're not less then nothing —
— is that it's still possible for you to bring freedom back to America!"
What If?, #44

"On Olympus, we measure Wisdom against Athena, Speed against Hermes, Power against Zeus. But we measure Courage... against Captain America."

"Good day, gentlemen. You have exactly three seconds to surrender. Unfortunately, it took five seconds for me to say that. Avengers, Assemble!"
Captain America, Amazing Spider-Man #523

Red Skull: [Erskine] resented my genius and tried to deny what was rightfully mine, but he gave you everything. So. What made you so special?
Steve: (smirks) Nothin'. I'm just a kid from Brooklyn.

Steve: "I don't want to kill anyone. I don't like bullies. I don't care where they're from."
Captain America: The First Avenger (reprised in The Avengers)

Who’s strong and brave, here to save the American Way?
Who vows to fight like a man for what’s right night and day?
Who will campaign door-to-door for America,
Carry the flag shore to shore for America,
From Hoboken to Spokane!
The Star Spangled Man, with a Plan!

We can’t ignore there’s a threat and a war we must win,
Who’ll hang a noose on the goose-stepping goons from Berlin?
Who will indeed lead the call for America,
Who’ll rise or fall, give his all for America,
Who’s here to prove that we can?
The Star Spangled Man, with a Plan!

Stalwart and steady and true,
(See how this guy can shoot, we tell ya, there’s no substitute!)
Forceful and ready to defend,
The Red, White, and Blue!

Who’ll give the Axis the smack, and is smart as a fox?
(Sure as an eagle will soar)
Who’s making Adolf afraid to step out of his bunks?
(He knows what we’re fighting for!)
Who'll whip the giant attacking America?
We know it’s no-one but Captain America,
Who’ll finish what they began?
Who’ll kick the Krauts to Japan?

I remember, when you were down
And you needed a helping hand
I came to feed you
But now that I need you
You won't give me a second glance
Now I'm calling all citizens from all over the world
This is Captain America calling
I bailed you out when you were down on your knees
So will you catch me now I'm falling
The Kinks, "Catch Me Now I'm Falling" from their album Low Budget.

"Captain America [is] negative Hitler"
Linkara, Atop the Fourth Wall, "Captain America Comics #1"

"...A super-soldier, a living legend who kind of lives up to the legend..."

"Don't get full of yourself. There are always people looking for someone to worship. But the minute you think you're more important than those people—you're not a hero anymore."'
Steve Rogers: Super-Solidier Annual #1

"Well, hopefully they're not cheering for war. And hopefully they're not cheering for, necessarily, America. Hopefully, they're cheering for a way of life that Steve embodies. I think Steve Rogers is about doing the right thing because it's the right thing to do."

"A soldier with a voice that could command a god...and does."

Tony: See, that's the problem here. It's that you can't see things from my perspective. Because it's predicated on the premise that superheroes make mistakes. And you're Captain America. You don't make mistakes.
Steve: (flashing back to Bucky) I think I make mistakes.

"The price of freedom is high, it always has been, and it's a price I'm willing to pay. If I'm the only one, so be it. But I'm willing to bet I'm not."

"Captain America is not just for the good days. He can't be. I can't be. If Captain America doesn't stand for the dream on the worst day - when America is fallen - then there is no Captain America. Because our worst day is only where we start from. Where we rise from. And if the man in the flag is too special to fall and rise and struggle with the best - then God help us all. If I've got to work harder now? Prove more? That was always true. And that's a weight I'm proud to carry."

"Captain America's greatest feat is being Captain America.
He wasn't made to be a god of thunder or an unstoppable gamma monster. He represents the very best that humanity could ever become. He is our physical, mental, and emotional peak. He is brave, strong, one of the best hand-to-hand combatants in Marvel, and will never give up. In the Infinity arc, he went up against motherfucking Thanos and you can imagine how well that turned out for Cap. But he still did it because his -friends were in danger.

He is very impressive. He may not be a cosmic god like the Silver Surfer or a nigh-invulnerable spirit like Ghost Rider, but he is a better man than anyone else in Marvel. That's his whole point. He is everything good humanity could ever be.

In Civil War, when he was winning the fight against Iron Man, he gave up. He realized that his actions were hurting innocents and people whom he called friends. It's never about winning for Cap, it's always about doing what's right. Every other person has flaws and foibles, but not Cap. He will always do what's right and that's why you have these "impressive" characters that follow him. Thor, even though he is a god of thunder, will yield to Cap's orders because he respects him. Iron Man, a genius that outclasses Rogers' mind by a huge margin, will listen to him and take guidance from him. Banner, Ex Nihilo, Starbrand, Hyperion, all of these huge, heavy hitters — they ALL follow Captain America."

"I can do this all day..."
Steve Rogers, whenever he's getting his butt kicked for the right thing.

Cap: As long as one man stands against you, Thanos, you’ll never be able to claim victory.
Thanos: Noble sentiments from one about to die.
Cap: I've lived my life by those sentiments. They're well worth dying for.


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