(you) can't please everyone

(you) can't please everyone

cliché It is not possible to satisfy everyone; someone will always complain or be displeased no matter what you do. A: "I think the work you've done has been fantastic, but I'm worried that the new color scheme might put off some of our older fans." B: "We've got to push forward in new directions. Can't please everyone." A: "My editor says I should try appealing to a broader demographic of readers." B: "I don't know—you can't please everyone, so why don't you stick to what you know best?"
See also: everyone, please

You cannot please everyone.

Prov. Cliché matter what you do, there will always be some people who do not like it. Nancy: My mother wants me to have a big wedding in the church, but my fiancé's mother insists that we should have an informal ceremony. What am I going to do? Jane: Well, you can't please everyone. Just do what you and your fiancé want to do.
See also: cannot, everyone, please