He asserted, "that Hannibal had been brought into Italy by the nobility, who had for many years been desirous of a war. That by the fraudulent machinations of the same persons the war had been protracted, whereas it might have been brought to a conclusion. That it had appeared that the war could be maintained with an army consisting of four legions in all, from Marcus Minucius's having fought with success in the absence of Fabius.
Hor Book XXII Chapter 34: Speech of Varro

That he would bring the war to conclusion on the very day he got sight of the enemy
Hor Book XXII Chapter 38: Start of the new consuls

That he wondered how any general, before he knew anything of his own army, or that of the enemy, the situation of the places, or the nature of the country, even now while in the city, and with the gown on, could tell what he must do when in arms, and could even foretell the day on which he would fight standard to standard with the enemy (said by Paulus)
Hor Book XXII Chapter 38: Start of the new consuls

For you are mistaken, Lucius Paulus, if you imagine that you will have a less violent contest with Gaius Terentius than with Hannibal
Hor Book XXII Chapter 39: Fabius speaks to Paulus