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to err is human (to forgive is divine)

Being fallible and making mistakes is inherent to being a human, and forgiving such mistakes is a transcendent act. I know you're mad at your brother because he lied, but to err is human, you know. To forgive is divine.
See also: err, forgive, human

to err is human, to forgive divine

it is human nature to make mistakes yourself while finding it hard to forgive others. proverb
See also: divine, err, forgive
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They celebrate the Divine in the midst of dancing, singing, walking, wailing, menstruating, or meditating.
More than 45,000 farmers across the country who belong to the Kuapa Kokoo co-operative supply all Divine's high quality cocoa and cocoa butter and because the entire Divine range is Fairtrade certified, they are guaranteed a fairer and more empowering deal.
Divine Poetry Competition winner of 7-11 age category Callum Pearson Picture: ROBERT PARRY JONES
Joined to an awareness of our own frailty and dependency upon divine grace, we are led to pray for the gift of perseverance within a spirit of hope, which includes a spirit of fear that recognizes what we truly deserve.
This definition quite precisely weakens the strong scriptural theology of a scientia divina that deploys a divine revelation with a uniquely authorized provenance; but it is a theologically engaged hermeneutics: it does not read scripture as a mere document to be studied historically or comparatively without "engaging my existence or passion.
In 2004, Divine Visual generated more than $360,000 in revenues.
calls a "series of dialectical turns" (172) taken by the early Church to safeguard an account of divine involvement in the world faithful to the Scriptures.
Not only within the element called People, but intimate kin to all the elements, in divine harmony with the Universe.
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Alexandra Paul, whose credits include TV's ``Baywatch'' and ``Melrose Place'' and Colette Divine were among more than a dozen electric-vehicle fans who took part in the protest.
The question is whether there can be any writing about divine inspiration without either proving or disproving its existence, or at least its actual presence.
Sources indicated that saratoga planned to immediately resell at least two pieces of divine to other parties: the Enterprise Content Management businesses to FatWire Software and Northern Light (NL) to David Seuss' Business Drivers, Inc.
I would have to disagree with that proposition on the basis that all laws originate from divine law.