Thomas Gradgrind

Quadruped. Graminivorous. Forty teeth, namely twenty-four grinders, four eye-teeth, and twelve incisive. Sheds coat in the spring; in marshy countries, sheds hoofs, too. Hoofs hard, but requiring to be shod with iron. Age known by marks in mouth.

Charles Dickens Hard Times Quotations (Book 1, Chapter 2). Quadruped. Graminivorous. Forty teeth, namely twenty-four grinders, four eye-teeth, and twelve incisive. Sheds coat in the spring; in marshy countries, sheds hoofs, too. Hoofs hard, but requiring to be shod with iron. Age known by marks in mouth.

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Little vessels … ready to have imperial gallons of facts poured into them until they were full to the brim.

Charles Dickens Hard Times Quotations (Book 1, Chapter 1). Little vessels ... ready to have imperial gallons of facts poured into them until they were full to the brim.

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A man of realities. A man of facts and calculations. A man who proceeds upon the principle that two and two are four, and nothing over, and who is not to be talked into allowing for anything over.

Charles Dickens Hard Times Quotations (Book 1, Chapter 2). A man of realities. A man of facts and calculations. A man who proceeds upon the principle that two and two are four, and nothing over, and who is not to be talked into allowing for anything over.

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Now what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life.

Charles Dickens Hard Times Quotations (Book 1, Chapter 1). Now what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life.

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Some persons hold that there is a wisdom of the Head, and that there is a wisdom of the Heart.

Charles Dickens Hard Times Quotations (Book 3, Chapter 1). Some persons hold that there is a wisdom of the Head, and that there is a wisdom of the Heart.

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