Don’t Sell The Skin

Don't sell the skin till you have caught the bear.

Don’t sell the skin till you have caught the bear.

~ English Proverb

Meaning:
Don’t count on what you haven’t got yet. Act wisely and don’t be over-optimistic.

Origin:
The origin of this saying is to be found in a fable added by Lorenzo Astemio (Laurentius Abstemius) to a collection of Aesop’s fables compiled in the 1490s.

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