He that complies against his will, is of his own opinion still
This page is about the saying "He that complies against his will, is of his own opinion still"
If you force someone to do something or agree with something, it doesn't mean that they really agree.
comply (verb): to act as requested or required | against one's will: without agreement | opinion (noun): view or judgement about something
Origin: This saying comes from the satirical poem Hudibras by Samuel Butler (1612-80):
He that complies against his Will,
Is of his own Opinion still;
Which he may adhere to, yet disown,
For Reasons to himself best known.
"He that complies against his will, is of his own opinion still" because he
Contributor: Josef Essberger