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Duncan, talking of how he had trusted the traitor Cawdor

(Ironic since Macbeth has traitorous thoughts, but Duncan trusts him too)

"There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face. He was a gentleman on whom I built an absolute trust,"


Macbeth, talking of how his loyalty is payment for his work for the King

"The service and the loyalty I owe, In doing it, pays itself,"


Macbeth, with his ambition beginning to surface at the announcement of Duncan's successor

"The Prince of Cumberland! That is a step on which I must fall down, or else o'erleap, for in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires! Let not light see my black and deep desires; the eye wink at the hand, yet let that be which eye fears, when it is done, to see,"