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You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink

Possible interpretation: You can show people the way to find something or to do something, but you cannot force them to act after that.

Note: lead (verb): cause a person or animal to go with one by holding them by the hand or by a rope etc; go in front of someone to show them the way

Quick Quiz:

"You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink" suggests that
  1. horses don't like water
  2. people have free will
  3. people prefer authority

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