Definition of to err is human, to forgive divine in English:

to err is human, to forgive divine

proverb It is human nature to make mistakes oneself while finding it hard to forgive others.
More example sentences
  • Maybe we need to look to religion for guidance in such matters, after all, to err is human, to forgive divine.
  • ‘Holcombe came to me and said, ‘Hey, Ed, I'm not condoning what you fellows did, but I believe that to err is human, to forgive divine.’
  • "To err is human, to forgive divine, as the old saying goes," Bucknor said.
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