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You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink We can help, show or encourage someone to do something but we can't make him do what he is unwilling or unable to do
   
You can't have your cake and eat it You must choose between two things as it is impossible to have both at the same time
   
You can't have things both ways You cannot avoid making a choice in some situations
   
You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear You cannot change a person's real character
   
You can't make an omelet without breaking the eggs You have to sacrifice something in order to gain something else
   
You can't please everyone You cannot make everyone happy at the same time -- someone is going to be unhappy with your actions
   
You can't shoe a running horse If you want help, or if you are in trouble, you will need to stop and ask for help
   
You could go a lot further and fare a lot worse You are better off now because things could have been worse for you
   
You need to bait the hook to catch the fish You need to prepare the necessary materials or items before you can actually get something done
   
You pays your money and you takes your chances
 
 A humorous way of saying that we sometimes must trust in luck when buying something.
   
You will never know till you have tried it You have to experience something yourself before you know what it is all about
   
You win some, you lose some In life, you have to expect to win and lose
   
Youth and age will never agree The young and the old do not always see eye to eye