Quotes of Hannibal Barca


“We will either find a way, or make one”

“I have met, in my time, many an old fool; but this one tops them all.”


“Many things which nature makes difficult become easy to the man who uses his brains.”


“I have come not to make war on the Italians, but to aid the Italians against Rome.”


God has given to man no sharper spur to victory than contempt of death.



I am not carrying on a war of extermination against the Romans. I am contending for honor and empire. My ancestors yielded to Roman valor. I am endeavoring that others, in their turn, will be obliged to yield to my good fortune, and my valor.


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  1. Joe February 1, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

    Find a way, or make one – that is now my life motto.


    • Dat Boi October 21, 2016 at 2:46 pm #

      you thought.



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