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Posted by James Briggs on January 12, 2003

In Reply to: Proverb posted by R gurnani on January 12, 2003

: What does " you cannot get blood from a stone means"

That you can't force people to do things that they are incapable of doing - you can't MAKE most people run 100 metres in 10 seconds. To try to get blood out of a stone is equally fruitless.