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Macbeth, thinking that the sooner they kill Duncan, the better

"If it were done, when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done quickly,"


Macbeth, he needs to make his decision

"But in these cases we still have judgement here,"


Macbeth, he knows he should be protecting Duncan

"As his host, who should against his murderer shut the door, not bear the knife myself,"


Macbeth, only ambition fuels his dark desires

"I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself and falls on the other,"


Macbeth, deciding that he will not kill Duncan

"We will proceed no further in this business: he hath honoured me of late, and I have bought golden opinions from all sorts of people, which would be worn now in their newest gloss, not cast aside so soon,"


Macbeth, trying to defend himself from his wife

"Prithee, peace. I dare do all that may become a man; who dares do more, is none,"


Lady Macbeth, saying that if she had said she'd do something, she'd do it

"I have given suck, and know how tender 'tis to love the babe that milks me-I would, while it was smiling in my face, have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums, and dashed the brains out,"


Lady Macbeth, reassuring Macbeth

"But screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we'll not fail,"


Macbeth, saying how he must act

"False face must hide what the false heart doth know,"