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An old dog learns no tricks. When persons are old they do not readily conform to new ways. The Latin proverb is “Senex psittacus negligit ferúlam;” the Greeks said, “Nekron iatreuein kai geronta nouthetein tauton esti;” the Germans say, “Ein alter hund ist nicht gut kundigen.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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