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Famous quotes containing the word channel:

    Children belong in families, which, ideally, serve as a sanctuary and a cushion from the world at large. Parents belong to society and are a part of that greater world. Sometimes parents are a channel to the larger society, sometimes they are a shield from it. Ideally they act as filters, guiding their children and teaching them to avoid the tempting trash.
    Louise Hart (20th century)

    For, rightly, every man is a channel through which heaven floweth, and, whilst I fancied I was criticising him, I was censuring or rather terminating my own soul.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Wherever there is a channel for water, there is a road for the canoe.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)