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

This page is about the saying "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink"

Possible meaning:
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

a. horses don't like water

b. people have free will

c. people prefer authority

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Contributor: Josef Essberger