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to err is human (to forgive is divine)

proverb 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.
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to err is human, to forgive divine

it is human nature to make mistakes yourself while finding it hard to forgive others. proverb
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How Divineness translates itself from an infinite to finite is the key to an understanding and transcendence.
By 1885, as Bickle observes, "these have dearly become love letters." They contain poetry, such as Bradley's "My Deare Asleep," in which she imagines Cooper "Lying half Poet and half-Child / The twin divineness reconciled" and the unabashedly erotic "King Apollo":
During a crisis of conscience, he re-reads The Escaped Cock and concludes that "life" is "not enough." "How could one be content," he reflects, "with the namelessness of mere energy, with the less than individuality of a power, that for all its mysterious divineness, was yet unconscious, beneath good and evil?" (239).
In contradiction to female and male reciprocity towards attaining divineness, as practised by Kemites for centuries earlier, and in ignorance of its meaning, foreigners imitated and redesigned Kemet in their own image, applying their own values and corrupting existing ones.
Nor can it be questioned from what stands on legendary record of this noble horse, that it was his spiritual whiteness chiefly, which so clothed him with divineness; and that this divineness had that in it which, though commanding worship, at the same time enforced a certain nameless terror.
He continues, "And you, having been made full [pepleromenoi], arc in Him who is the head of all rule and authority." That is, because Paul is emphasizing the union between Christ and those who believe in him, through being circumcised, buried, and raised from the dead with him, he speaks of the dynamic source of life that all share with Christ, which he names not bios or zoe or theos but theotes, "divineness" or divine presence.