a leopard cannot change its spots

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Ultimately from Jeremiah 13:23 of the King James Bible.[1]

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a leopard cannot change its spots

  1. One cannot change one's own nature.
    • 1597, William Shakespeare, Richard II Act i, Scene 1 (First Folio):
      King. Lyons make Leopards tame.
      Mowbray. Yea but not change his spots.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible, Jeremiah 13:23:
      Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?
    • Lua грешка in Модул:quote at line 179: attempt to call field 'quote_impl' (a nil value).
      End now all unkindness. Let us put the Jew to ransom, since the leopard will not change his spots, and a Jew he will continue to be.
    • Lua грешка in Модул:quote at line 179: attempt to call field 'quote_impl' (a nil value).
      The leopard cannot change his spots, old boy.

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  1. Bible (King James Version), London: Robert Barker, 1611, Jeremiah 13:23: “Can the Ethiopian change his skinne? or the leopard his spots?”.