half a loaf is better than none

[half a loaf is better than none] or [half a loaf is better than nobread] Part of what we want or need is better than nothing. - Aproverb.

Albert wanted two dollars for shoveling snow from thesidewalk but the lady would only give him a dollar. And he said thathalf a loaf is better than none.

Compare: BETTER LATE THAN NEVER.