a leopard cannot change its spots

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Ultimately from Jeremiah 13:23.[1]

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a leopard cannot change its spots

  1. One cannot change one's own nature.

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  1. ^ The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, [], 1611, OCLC 964384981, Jeremiah 13:23: “Can the Ethiopian change his skinne? or the leopard his spots?”.