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Meaning of this proverb?

Posted by Smokey Stover on October 12, 2006

In Reply to: Meaning of this proverb? posted by Marina on October 12, 2006

: "the teacher opens the gate,the student has to walk through it" what is the meaning of this proverb?

It has the same meaning as "You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink," or
"You can send a boy to college but you can't make him think." You can teach a boy nothing unless he wishes to learn. Same deal for girls.