you can't teach an old dog new tricks

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A form of (obsolete) "An old dog will learn no tricks."[1]

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you can't teach an old dog new tricks

  1. It is impossible, or almost impossible, to change people's habits, traits or mindset.

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  1. ^ Bailey, Nathan Divers Proverbs, 1721 p. 72.

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