Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow. (Strauss, 1998 p. 75)Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
Meaning: "Spread your risks or investments so that if one enterprise fails you will not lose everything."
Source for meaning: Martin H. Manser (2007). The Facts on File Dictionary of Proverbs. Infobase Publishing. p. 63. Retrieved on 18 August 2013.
First recorded 1662, G. Toriano, Italian proverbial phrases ("To put all one's eggs in a paniard"); 1710, Samuel Palmer, Moral essays on proverbs ("Don't venture all your eggs in one basket").
Apperson, GL (2006). Dictionary of proverbs. Wordsworth. p. 170.