Don’t put all your eggs in one basket
- (phrase) Don’t dedicate all your resources into one thing.
“Don’t put all your eggs in one basket” Origin
- The phrase is probably as old as Cervantes or even older; the first certain recorded use is in a 1660 text, where it is clearly already a well known proverb. After this it appears frequently, always with the same meaning of “Don’t put all your resources (money, time, energy) into the same project, in case that project fails.” There is a German saying “Make sure you have a lot of legs to stand on,” which is the same idea, but looked at from a more positive angle.
“Don’t put all your eggs in one basket” in a sentence
- “I am putting all my eggs in one basket with Katti Batti” – Imran Khan
- “You don’t put all your eggs in one basket — you hope one of the bets pays off,” said the chief information officer at one investment bank.
- Mr Warren Buffett’s advice that “one should never put all one’s eggs in one basket” is the best investment mantra for the current market scenario.
- One of the most famous proverbs in the financial world is, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket”
- Don’t put all your eggs in one basket, a simple adage. The next logical question is – how many baskets then?
Don’t Put All Your Eggs In One Basket