to err is human, to forgive divine

To err is human, to forgive divine is a phrase which is actually an ancient proverb and speaks about the importance of being open minded about people, even when they make mistakes. The proverb means that when people do things wrong, others should try hard to forgive them for these wrongdoings because all people make mistakes, no matter who they are; it makes people human when they make mistakes but ask for forgiveness.