Ends Justify The Means Quotes

Ends Justify The Means Quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin, Arthur Koestler, Elie Wiesel, Georges Bernanos, Bashar al-Assad, Albert Camus and many others.

The end justifies the means. But what if there never is

The end justifies the means. But what if there never is an end? All we have is means.
Ursula K. Le Guin
The principle that the end justifies the means is and remains the only rule of political ethics; anything else is just a vague chatter and melts away between one’s fingers.
Arthur Koestler
I never compared Nazis into communism, but communism was the same thing, the end justifies the means. Whatever the means.
Elie Wiesel
The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.
Georges Bernanos
Your policy should be a mixture between your interests and how you reach your ends, but based on values. It cannot be only the end justifies the means, because for the criminals, ends justify the means, for thieves, for every illegal and immoral action, the end justifies the means.
Bashar al-Assad
Does the end justify the means? That is possible. But what will justify the end? To that question, which historical thought leaves pending, rebellion replies: the means.
Albert Camus
Crime is contagious….if the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for the law.
Louis D. Brandeis
The viciousness, the lack of rules, is so absolute within the leftist framework that the ends justify the means, that my media is very much organized to try and go toe-to-toe with those people to say we know what your motivations are, we know how vicious you are, but we are not afraid of you.
Andrew Breitbart
One must consider the final result
Niccolo Machiavelli
The end justifies the means only when the means used are such as actually bring about the desired and desirable end.
John Dewey
And don’t tell me the end justifies the means because it doesn’t. We never reach the end. All we ever get is means. That’s what we live with.
Nick Harkaway
The ends justify the means mindset has been the impetus behind many a cruel medical or social experiment.
James Morcan
The ends do not justify the means
The end justifies the means. Sometimes you have to do the wrong thing to get the right result.
Sebastian Fitzek
Politics can be relatively fair in the breathing spaces of history; at its critical turning points there is no other rule possible than the old one, that the end justifies the means.
Arthur Koestler
To declare that in the administration of criminal law the end justifies the means to declare that the Government may commit crimes in order to secure conviction of a private criminal would bring terrible retribution.
Louis D. Brandeis
The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.
Leon Trotsky