a leopard can’t change its spots

(proverb) a person cannot change who they are, a person cannot change their identity

Example Sentences:

Son: I want dad to go skydiving with me.
Mom: Why?
Son: It is fun, and I want him to experience something new.
Mom: Oh, son, a leopard can’t change its spots. Your father has never gone skydiving before. He’s not going to start now!

Wife: Would you like a cup of coffee?
Husband: I only like tea.
Wife: But I like coffee. Couldn’t you just try to like coffee?
Husband: I prefer tea. A leopard can’t change its spots.
Wife: I want a divorce.

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