"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."
— Amazing Spider-Man, #537
"I'm loyal to nothing, General... except the Dream."
— ''Daredevil'' #223
"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 then 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, Spider-Man
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.
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?
THE STAAAAAAR SPANGLED MAAAAN, WIIIIIITH AAAAAAA PLAAAAAAAAAAN!
"...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
"I don't want to kill anyone. I don't like bullies, no matter where they're from."
"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."
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.