throw nature out of the door, it will come back again through the window

throw nature out of the door, it will come back again through the window
var: you can drive out Nature with a pitch-fark, but it keeps coming back
though you cast out nature with a fork, it will still return
syn: what is bred in the bone will come out in the flesh
the leopard cannot change his spots
wolves may lose their teeth but they never lose their nature
clipping a tiger's claws never makes him lose his taste for blood
заступи природу дверима, то вона тобі вікном the leopard cannot change his spots

English-Ukrainian dictionary of proverbs . 2013.

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