Macbeth Quotes: Ambition

“Stars hide your fires; let not light see my black and deep desires.” Act 1, Scene 4, Macbeth – Immediately wants the crown.
“pour my spirits in thine ear…the valour of my tongue” Act 1, Scene 5, Lady Macbeth – Will gain power by persuading.
“Is this a dagger which I see before me” Act 2, Scene 1, Macbeth – He is not naturally ambitious.
“To be thus is nothing But to be safely thus” Act 3, Scene 1, Macbeth – Not about becoming king.
“Out, damned spot! Out, I say!” Act 5, Scene 1, Lady Macbeth – Suffering from her ambition.
“full of scorpions is my mind dear wife!” Act 3, Scene 2, Macbeth – Pain distracts from victory.
“Be innocent of the knowledge” Act 3, Scene 2, Macbeth – Going beyond his prophecy.
“Life’s but a walking shadow…That struts and frets his hour upon the stage” Act 5, Scene 5, Macbeth – His power is temporary.

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