When the tribunes of the people opposed his pretensions to the aedileship, alleging, that no notice ought to be taken of him, because he had not attained the legal age for candidateship, he observed, "if the citizens in general are desirous of appointing me aedile, I am old enough."
Hor Book XXV Chapter 2: Appointments

Hasdrubal openly avowed that "he admired Scipio more now that he had made his personal acquaintance than after his military successes, and he had no doubt that Syphax and his kingdom were already at the disposal of Rome, such skill did the Roman possess in winning men.
Hor Book XXXVIII Chapter 18: Scipio and Hasdrubal visit Syphax (cont.)

Just in the same way you, a general of the Roman people, left your province and your army without any legal authority, without any instructions from the senate, and entrusted to a couple of ships the fortunes of the State and the majesty of the empire which were for the time bound up with your own safety.
Hor Book XXXVIII Chapter 42: Speech of Quintus Fabius against Scipio's plan to attack Africa (cont.)
By Fabius Cunctator

I hold the view that Publius Cornelius Scipio was elected consul not for his own private ends, but for us and the common-wealth, and that armies are raised to guard this city and the soil of Italy, and not for consuls to transport to any part of the world they please in the arrogant style of kings and despots."
Hor Book XXXVIII Chapter 42: Speech of Quintus Fabius against Scipio's plan to attack Africa (cont.)
By Fabius Cunctator