Message To World Tomorrow, New York, November 14, 1924

My study and experience of nonviolence have proved to me that it is the greatest force in the world. It is the surest method of discovering the truth and it is the quickest because there is no other. It works silently, almost imperceptibly, but none the less surely. It is the one constructive process of Nature in the midst of incessant destruction going on about us. I hold it to be a superstition to believe that it can work only in private life. There is no department of life, public or private, to which that force cannot be applied. But this nonviolence is impossible without complete self-effacement.

[World Tomorrow, a pacifist monthly, was edited by the Reverend Kirby Page. This message was published in the issue of January 1925.]