meaning that very important
things sometimes require a sacrifice
or result in casualties
. Just as eggs
must be broken to make an omelet
, sometimes people must suffer
for the greater good
Care should be taken, however, not to equate the breaking of eggs as a guarantee of an omelet. As Prof. Charles P. Issawi said:
One cannot make an omelet without breaking eggs...
but it is amazing how many eggs one can break
without making a decent omelet.