I have no doubt but that the misery of the lower classes will be found to abate whenever the Government assumes a freer aspect and the laws favor a subdivision of Property.
— James Madison

Where's the hope that can abate The grief of hearts thus desolateThat can Youth's keenest pangs assuage,And mitigate the gloom of Age?Religion bids the tempest cease,And, leads her to a port of peace;And on, the lonely pilot steersThrough the lapse of future years.
Thomas Haynes Bayly abate quote

I wish you would moderate that fondness you have for your children. I do not mean you should abate any part of your care, or not do your duty to them in its utmost extent, but I would have you early prepare yourself for disappointments, which are heavy in proportion to their being surprising.
— Mary Wortley Montagu

A bargain is in its very essence a hostile transaction do not all men try to abate the price of all they buy? I contend that a bargain even between brethren is a declaration of war.
— Lord Byron

Seeing that our thirst was increasing and the water was killing us, while the storm did not abate, we agreed to trust to God, Our Lord, and rather risk the perils of the sea than wait there for certain death from thirst.
— abate quotation by Alvar N. C. de Vaca