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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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theatre show "Cardiff has created huge tribute acts like the Lady Gaga Experience, and I am thrilled to be bringing Divinely Bette to Wow Bar as a result.
For a first step, Divinely Guided covers significant ground as a work of interest to Native American and California historians, and a new view of women's role in both.
While from a Catholic perspective these texts are not considered divinely inspired, they are still of great interest to biblical scholars and believers alike.
There are in fact no crimes for which death is the divinely ordained penalty in the New Testament.
This implies that not only is there virtue in tolerating difference, but that the worlds breathtaking multiplicity is divinely and deliberately designed.
While it is true that science has nothing to say about whether souls are divinely infused into people, religion is still part of the world's empirical constitution.
At the event, DeLay proclaimed that his political life and work were divinely controlled.
Sacred spaces and divinely inspired or otherwise authoritative scriptures comprise Avalos' first and second categories of religiously created resources.
Adapting the English gentry's patriarchism and the Anglican Church's hierarchical authority to their own purposes, the great planters projected an image of themselves as the divinely chosen leaders of an idyllic plantation society--virtuous, good-natured "fathers," concerned for the spiritual and corporeal welfare of the enslaved blacks and other dependents (white women and children) who made up their plantation households.
Religions see themselves as brought about by God (gods, divine power) often in the guise of a charismatic founder or savior figure (prophet, messiah, Buddha, bodhisattva) from whom comes a new message, a divinely willed migration to a new land, a new code for corporate life.
Before then, the rich man was in his castle and the poor man in his hovel, and it was widely assumed that this was a divinely appointed order.
20 Wolverhampton, nap) Showed plenty of pace when beaten two lengths by Divinely Decadent in a six-furlong maiden at Yarmouth last September.
Men and women alike will be uplifted by these divinely inspired women who, as we say in the church, "Sho' can preach.