Who wrote, “To err is human, to forgive divine”? July 14, 2020January 18, 2012 by Pamela Landy Alexander Pope’s expression of charity, “To err is human, to forgive divine” appears in An Essay on Criticism (1711). Related Answers Should you say, “Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us” or “as we forgive them who trespass against us”? What was Divine’s real name? Who was the Beatrice that Dante wrote about in the Divine Comedy? Is one dog year really equal to seven human years? How many hairs are on a human head? Who originated the term “New Criticism”?