The phrase united we stand divided we fall goes back really far. Its credit is generally given to Aesop, who in his fables uses the phrase in the fable of “four oxen and a lion”. In this fable there is a moral lesson given to use through the Buffaloes who realize that they could stand a chance against the lion if they were united and fought him together. It was again used in a story where a father teaches his sons, the importance of unity through a bundle of slicks. The sticks individually were not strong and could be broken easily but in the form of a bundle, they were not easy to break. Later on it was used by John Dickinson in his “liberty song” during the revolutionary war.