Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan. – John F. Kennedy

Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan. - John F. Kennedy

Meaning of this Quote

Victory has a hundred fathers which is rightly symbolized with the fact that when you win, you will gradually find a lot of people gathering out there to sustain with that name and fame. 

In short, you will get plenty of people who would jump over, just to take the credits. Thus, you need to call people up to take the credits when there is a win-win situation. You shall see a lot of similar kind of situations in life as well.

When you do good and rise in life, you will see a lot of people around you and all of them would be too eager to take credits for their contribution in your life and demarcate them to be the reason of your success at the very first place.

No matter whether you have actually taken their favor or not, but they would never miss a single opportunity to grab the attention of others and claim themselves for holding a major segment behind your success.

No matter if you have actually taken their help or not to rise in your life, you shall still find a lot of them accumulating around you.

On the contrary, when you defeat in life, you may find no one standing beside you, And no one will be ready to take credit for your defeat. There would not be a single person around you to help you in your times of crisis.

You would hardly find people out there to motivate you and pull you up when you are low. There’s no harm in losing; for every time you lose, you find new reasons for which things did not work out that time.

It’s okay to fail, and that’s how you keep learning. However, the saddest part of the story is that defeat is an orphan, for no one will support you in case you lose. No one will be standing beside you at that time, thus, forget about having them by your side for any justification.

Life is a battle, and one should keep fighting. Of course, you will get a lot of claps when you do good, but none of them would actually walk up to you and pull you up when you aren’t doing that well.