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Is there an proverb meaning that "one cannot give what one does not herself have"?

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    I don't see what's wrong with "You can't give what you don't have." – J.R. May 1 '18 at 13:50
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There is

You cannot get blood from a stone

although that's a little more about avoiding futile activity.

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I don't know of such proverb, but there's a poem by Housman that says

It is no gift I tender,
A loan is all I can;
But do not scorn the lender;
Man gets no more from man.

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