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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.
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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
See also: divine, err, forgive
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They are but pigmy performers, yet they dance with inimitable grace and vast good-will, and consider me as the divinest musician in the world' so, thank heaven I have at last found auditors who can appreciate my musical talents.
strongest, the divinest thing in man; so I presume is it in God, for
I could heere (eeven with the feather of my pen) wipe off other ridiculous imputations: but my best way to answer them, is to laugh at them: onely that much I protest (and sweare by the divinest part of true Poesie) that (howsoever the limmes of my naked lines may bee and I know have bin, tortur'd on the racke) they are free from conspiring the least disgrace to any man, but onely to our new Horace; neyther should this ghost of Tucca, have walkt up and downe Poules Church-yard, but that hee was raiz'd up (in print) by newe Exorcismes.
Yet this period of discovery with its reading parties where privately educated fops roughed it in Welsh hotels they described as ``the divinest pig sty'' where ``tolerable ale'' was served, came sharply to an end at the outbreak of the World War I.
11) Similarly, in a remarkable poem, Emily Dickinson declares, "Much madness is divinest Sense/ To a discerning Eye--/Much Sense--the starkest Madness--Tis the Majority/In this, as All, prevail--/Assert--and you are sane--/Demur--you're straightway dangerous--/And handled with a Chain--.
Bob Ingersoll's music will sing through my memory always as the divinest that ever enchanted my ears.
Thus, according to a letter from 1928, four years before his suicide, Crane wrote that the following lines from Tamburlaine "set the key for the divinest human feasting" and he praises their "kindly jaggedness":
Juliet, when she learns he has killed Tybalt, must overcome her suspicions that Romeo's beautiful image disguises a mirror reality within: 'Despise`d substance of divinest show
Thus, in the predictably disparaging reading of Epipsychidion at the beginning of the last chapter, he dismisses a figurative sequence early in the poem: `"An antelope, / In the suspended impulse of its lightness" will sustain little pressure of thought, while "the brightness / Of her divinest presence trembles through / Her limbs" will sustain none at all'.
The living fountains in itself contains Of beauteous and sublime: here hand in hand, Sit paramount the Graces; here inthron'd Coelestial Venus, with divinest airs, Invites the soul to never-fading joy.
She held that mercy and forgiveness are the divinest attributes of the Great Being who made both man and woman, and that what clothes the Godhead in glory, can disgrace no form of feeble humanity.
43) As book editor, Pierce dedicated himself and the House to publishing a Canadian literature cultivating `a sympathetic atmosphere in which the sublimest beauty, the sweetest music, the loftiest justice and the divinest truth might be expected to take root and flourish.
According to Charlotte in her introduction to the 1850 edition of Wuthering Heights she too shared the family revulsion for the doctines of personal Election and Reprobation: |She held that mercy and forgiveness are the Divinest attributes of the Great Being who made both man and woman'.
Readers are left to ponder this paradox which Emily Dickinson has so succinctly described: "Much madness is divinest sense.