Posted by Barney on November 19, 2002
In Reply to: Italian proverb posted by Shae on November 18, 2002
: : can anyone explain the meaning of "you can't get blood out of a stone" please?
: : Thankyou
: : Sandy
: See the discussion in the archives. https://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/4/messages/791.html
This can't be an Italian proverb since the Roman Catholic Church has been succeeding in this endeavour for well nigh 1,700 years.