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- As always, victory will have a hundred fathers, but defeat will never be acknowledged by anyone at all.
- Galeazzo Ciano (1946) The Ciano Diaries, 1939-1943. Milan: Rizzoli. p. 594; Original cited in: Emerging Infectious diseases. Vol 2, Nr 1, Jan.-March 1996. p. 61
- Original: Come sempre, la vittoria trova cento padri, e nessuno vuole riconoscere l'insuccesso.