The innocence of the intention abates nothing of the mischief of the example.
When flash of hope scans through your dreams. When news of goodness skims the surface of your expectations and bravery abates, break not, keep pressing less the dreams of your fingers suffer extinction. - Darmie Orem
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief - Marcus Tullius Cicero