October 19, 2009

You can lead a horticulture…


“You can lead a horse to water
But you can’t make him drink.
You can lead a horticulture
But you can’t make her think”

       Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)
       American writer and critic
       At a gathering of the Algonquin Round Table wits
       Quoted in You Might as Well Live (1970)


“They say ‘you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.’ In the Marine Corps, you can make that horse wish to hell he had.”
       Marine drill instructor Sgt. Fred Larson
       Maxim (c. 1965) quoted on the Leatherneck website


“You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.”
       Stan Laurel (1890-1965) 
       British comic actor
       In the Laurel and Hardy film Brats (1930)

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