... But 'tis a common proof; That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber-upward turns his face; But when he once attains the utmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back.
Act II, Scene I
... Swear priests and cowards and men cautelous, Old feeble carrions and such suffering souls; That welcome wrongs; unto bad causes swear; Such creatures as men doubt; but do not stain; The even virtue of our enterprise.
Act II, Scene II
Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear, Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.