Wrong or unfair methods may be used if the overall goal is good: we excuse our greed by claiming that the end justifies the means
More example sentences
- I understand that for them the end justifies the means, but I can't help worrying about where society will eventually draw the line.
- A career cop who followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, he believes the end justifies the means.
- But I still cannot believe in the idea that the end justifies the means.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.