to err is human

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English[edit]

To err is human.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin errāre hūmānum est.

Proverb[edit]

to err is human

  1. Everyone makes mistakes.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The phrase is often used as a part of a longer phrase in English, "to err is human; to forgive, divine" (Alexander Pope, "Essay on Criticism").

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