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To err is human, to forgive divine. ...
by Alexander Pope

To err is human, to forgive divine.
- Alexander Pope

Related topics: Wisdom Mistake Mistakes Forgiveness

Blessed is he who expects nothing,
for he shall never be disappointed.
- Alexander Pope

Hope springs eternal.
- Alexander Pope

What is, is right.
- Alexander Pope

 

True friendship's laws are by this rule express'd,
Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.
- Alexander Pope

The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of
learned lumber in his head.
- Alexander Pope

So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
- Alexander Pope

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Wit is the lowest form of humor.
- Alexander Pope

Some people will never learn anything,
for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
- Alexander Pope

They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.
- Alexander Pope

What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet,
isn't much better than tedious disease.
- Alexander Pope

Freedom is not worth having if it
does not connote freedom to err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Experience does not err.
Only your judgments err by expecting from her
what is not in her power.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The cautious seldom err.
- Confucius

To err is human - and to blame it on a computer is even more so.
- Robert Orben

Forgive, son; men are men; they needs must err.
- Euripides

It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom.
It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest
might weaken and the wisest might err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To err is human but to really foul up requires a computer.
- Dan Rather

I claim to be a simple individual liable
to err like any other fellow mortal.
I own, however, that I have humility enough
to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer.
- Paul R. Ehrlich

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

The greatest force in the human body
is the natural drive of the body to heal itself -
but that force in not independent of the belief system.
Everything begins with belief.
What we believe is the most powerful option of all.
- Norman Cousins

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Seneca

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

My own gratitude list begins with health, family, friends,
and the beauty around me - from the butterflies and rainbows,
to the dolphins, to the birds, to the works produced by the human hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
- The Buddha

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We should meet abuse by forbearance.
Human nature is so constituted that
if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse,
the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What we call human nature in actuality is human habit.
- Jewel

Any human being who is becoming independent of conditionings,
of religions, scriptures, prophets and messiahs, has arrived home.
He has found the treasure which was hidden in his own being.
- Osho

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

There are very few human beings who receive the truth,
complete and staggering, by instant illumination.
Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment,
on a small scale, by successive developments,
cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
- Anais Nin

Action is no less necessary than thought
to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller

Be a Human BEing Rather Than a Human DOing.
- Anonymous

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom...
The power to choose, to respond, to change.
- Stephen Covey

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing
a human being to a purpose.
- Albert Schweitzer

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

It is against everything we stand for to take a human life.
Making an exception to that code is a bleak thing.
- Sam, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

The human voice can never reach the distance
that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The very essence of instinct is that
it's followed independently of reason.
- Charles Darwin

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

The human mind is our fundamental resource.
- John F. Kennedy

Every human life contains a potential,
if that potential is not fulfilled,
then that life was wasted...
- Carl Jung

Each and every human being on Earth
has both the responsibility and the privilege
of viewing themselves as Divine beings
with the power to bring about peace.
- James Twyman

The purpose of human life is to serve,
and to show compassion and the will to help others.
- Albert Schweitzer

Being angry is as close as a human being
can come to experiencing hell on earth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each man is afraid of his neighbor's disapproval -
a thing which, to the general run of the human race,
is more dreaded than wolves and death.
- Mark Twain

When you open up to the ultimate,
immediately it pours into you.
You are no longer an ordinary human being -
you have transcended.
Your insight has become the
insight of the whole existence.
Now you are no longer separate -
you have found your roots.
- Osho

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance
when in reality it is the opposite.
When we can recognize all our good qualities
as well as or faults with neutrality,
we can start to appreciate ourselves
as we would a dear friend
and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect.
To embrace the journey towards our full potential
we need to become our own loving teacher and coach.
Spurring ourselves on to become better human beings,
we develop true regard for ourselves,
and our life will become sacred.
- Osho

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

NO ONE is really different;
each of us is actually a member of the human race.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The human spirit ranges across a truly amazing
diversity of experiences and emotions -
the highest peaks and the lowest valleys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.
We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Divine love will meet all human needs
- Mary Baker Eddy


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