Can a leopard change its spots?
What's the meaning of the phrase 'Can a leopard change its spots?'?
Proverbial question, querying the ability of any person or creature to change its innate being.
What's the origin of the phrase 'Can a leopard change its spots?'?
From the Bible, Jeremiah 13:23 (King James Version):
Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.