Friday, October 09, 2009

a.d. VII Id. Oct.


Ūnī nāvī nōlī omnia committere!
“Do not entrust all things to one ship!” (Anonymous)

Th is proverb, apparently composed at some point during the Middle Ages, urges merchants and investors to be cautious. Its meaning is equivalent to that of our modern English “Do not put all of your eggs in one basket.” In this chapter’s reading passage, however, we read of an occasion when having one’s possessions in more than one ship proved a bad idea.

From Latin for the New Millennium

1 comment:

  1. Great proverb with great meaning. Like the words of old folk wisdom. Really fascinating me…