origin of "victory has a thousand fathers but defeat is an orphan?

Who first uttered the phrase "Victory has a thousand fathers but defeat is an orphan"

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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  • 4 years ago

    i'm at artwork so can not verify my huge library of citation books. although you're suitable to question Kennedy, as I truly have it as an Italian diplomat, count variety Caleazzo Ciano (1903-40 4). 1942. 'success has many mom and father, yet failure is an orphan.' And it sounds very Roman or Greek, so I shall seem further. Edit. And guess what, one in each of my commonly used historic writers, Tacitus, from his artwork on and attributed to 'Agricola': The credit of success is alleged with the aid of all, at an analogous time as disaster is attributed to a minimum of one on my own. So Roman, 2d Century, Agricola.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    John F Kennedy did

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