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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
a) horses don't like water b) people have free will c) people prefer authority
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink

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Contributor: Josef Essberger