"I had a ..." Quote of Jane Addams

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
I had a consuming ambition to possess a miller's thumb. I believe I have never since wanted anything more desperately than I wanted my right thumb to be flattened as my father's had become, during his earlier years of a miller's life.
Jane Addams
Jane Addams (1860-1935), U.S. settlement house founder and social reformer. Twenty Years at Hull-House, ch. 1 (1910). Of her early-childhood yearning to be like her father, her mother having died when she was a baby.
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