"I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself and falls on the other."
- Shakespeare shows Macbeth's ambition by explaining how strongly Macbeth wants to be in a powerful position.
- This quote shows that having too much ambition for a bad reason can lead to bad things.
"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 the eye fears, when it is done, to see."
- This quote displays Macbeth's ambition to either gain control of the people or die trying.