An ass is but an ass, though laden with gold.

An ass is but an ass, though laden with gold.
<03> Осел ослом останется, даже если он гружен золотом. Ср. Свинья в золотом ошейнике – все свинья. Осел останется ослом и в орденах и в лентах!

Англо-русский словарь цитат, пословиц, поговорок и идиом. . 2011.

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