Though the dictator persisted in his delay and sloth; measures condemned alike by the sentence of gods and men
Hor Book XXII Chapter 27: The army is divided.

Did not I tell you, that this cloud which always hovered upon the mountains would, at some time or other, come down with a storm upon us?"
Plt Fabius, Chapter 12: Minucius saved by Fabius
By Hannibal

It would be a long and uninteresting discussion if I were to follow the example of Quintus Fabius, and as he has depreciated my services in Spain, so I were to pour ridicule on his glory and extol my own. I will do neither the one nor the other, senators, and if, young as I am, I cannot have the advantage over an old man in anything else, I will at least prove his superior in moderation and restraint of language.
Hor Book XXXVIII Chapter 44: Answer of Scipio (cont.)
By Scipio Africanus the Elder