According to the best available information (think google), way back in 1546, one John Heywood uttered (bad reference) the metaphoric statement: “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink.”

Melding possible meanings, one can interpret that to mean that you can give someone an opportunity but cannot force them to take it; or, you can show people the way to find something or do something, but cannot force them to take the appropriate action after that.


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