a novel (1940) by Thomas Wolfe.
- You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.
- you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink
- You cannot serve God and mammon
- you can say that again
- You can't fit a round peg in a square hole
- You Can't Go Home Again
- You can't have your cake and eat it too
- You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs
- You can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear
- You can't squeeze blood from a turnip
- You can't take it with you
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Cultural definitions for You can't go home again
You can't recover the past. This saying is the title of a novel by the twentieth-century American author Thomas Wolfe.
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