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I am looking for an idiom that expresses the notion that no matter where you go, people are fundamentally the same.

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    It's funny, I can recall an idiom for this in Spanish but not in English.
    – psosuna
    Commented Jan 8, 2020 at 22:53
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    @psosuna ¡Qué no te preocupes tío, pues pasa eso aun en las mejores familias, no lo sabías? :)
    – tchrist
    Commented Jan 9, 2020 at 2:12
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    People are people.
    – Apollonian
    Commented Jan 9, 2020 at 13:09
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    We all put our pants on one leg at a time
    – Phil Sweet
    Commented Jan 12, 2020 at 2:14
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    I've heard the phrase you used, "people are the same everywhere", quite a few times.
    – nnnnnn
    Commented Jan 12, 2020 at 2:38

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"We're all cut from the same cloth."

cf:

“Everyone is kneaded out the the same clay, but not baked in the same kiln.”

-- Yiddish proverb

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  • Does it mean that people are the same everywhere?
    – Ram Pillai
    Commented Jan 12, 2020 at 5:12
  • Everyone eats with a single hand. We are all animals with a better brain.
    – Ram Pillai
    Commented Jan 12, 2020 at 5:14
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We’re all born the same, then we separate.

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It's even the name of a book too:

Everyone poops.

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