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- The more it changes, the more it's the same thing (sometimes loosely translated as the more things change, the more they stay the same).
- Although the outward appearance may change, fundamentals are constant.
A short form (specifically, an anapodoton) of French plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose ("the more it changes, the more it's the same thing"). (Wiktionary)