The end justifies the means

This page is about the saying "The end justifies the means".

Possible interpretation: If our objective is good, then it doesn't matter if the way we achieve it is bad or wrong or evil.

Note: Conflicting proverb: "Never do evil that good may come of it."
end (noun): goal; objective; result
justify (verb): prove or show to be reasonable or right
means (noun): method; way of doing something

Quick Quiz:

The government says that "the end justifies the means," so killing one thousand people to save one million people will

a. be acceptable

b. be unacceptable

c. have no meaning

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Contributor: Josef Essberger