Friday, March 24, 2017

Quote of the Day - Count Galeazzo Ciano

The following quote came up today in the course of events. Before today, I had believed it was the late Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's line and apparently most people who know this quote believe it to have originated with the late U.S. president John F. Kennedy. However, as it turns out, the line comes from the pen of Count Galeazzo Ciano, the late son-in-law of the late Fascist leader Benito Mussolini. It originally appeared in Italian, written in his diary two years before his execution.
 "Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan (La victoria trova cento padri, a nessuno vuole riconoscere l'insuccesso)."

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