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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1872
AUTHOR:John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917–63)
QUOTATION:There’s an old saying that victory has 100 fathers and defeat is an orphan.
ATTRIBUTION:President JOHN F. KENNEDY, referring to the Bay of Pigs disaster, press conference, April 21, 1961.—Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy, 1961, p. 312.
SUBJECTS:Victory
 
 
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