leopard cannot change his spots

leopard cannot change his spots

Prov. One cannot change the basic way one is. Bill may say he'll stop being so jealous after Cindy marries him, but I doubt he will. A leopard can't change his spots.
See also: cannot, change, leopard, spot
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He said: "A leopard cannot change his spots and I don't see at this stage why I should.