Nothing seems real anymore. Even the flames from the fire seem to beckon to me, drawing me into some great past life buried somewhere deep in my subconscious, if only I could find the key..if only..if only. Ever since my illness, my condition, I've been trying to find some logical way of passing my time, of justifying a means to an end.— Ian Curtis
Astonishing Ends Justify The Means quotations
The ends justifies the means.
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.
But the nature of the universe is such that ends can never justify means.
On the contrary, the means always determine the end.
The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.
The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.
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.
The end doesn't justify the means.
The harm done by ordinary criminals, murderers, gangsters, and thieves is negligible in comparison with the agony inflicted upon human beings by the professional do-gooders, who attempt to set themselves up as gods on earth and who would ruthlessly force their views on all others - with the abiding assurance that the end justifies the means.
While we see the Course of the final abolition of human Slavery is onward, & we give it the aid of our prayers & all justifiable means in our power, we must leave the progress as well as the result in his hands who sees the end; who Chooses to work by slow influences; & with whom two thousand years are but as a Single day.
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.
The end justifies the means. But what if there never is an end? All we have is means.
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.
Crime is contagious....if the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for the law.
The end does not justify the means. No one's rights can be secured by the violation of the rights of others.
The line, often adopted by strong men in controversy, of justifying the means by the end.
The principle that the end justifies the means is in individualist ethics regarded as the denial of all morals. In collectivist ethics it becomes necessarily the supreme rule.
Strength, the American way, is not manifested by threats of criminal prosecution or police state methods. Leadership is not manifested by coercion, even against the resented. Greatness is not manifested by unlimited pragmatism, which places such a high premium on the end justifying any means and any methods.
The end justifies the means only when the means used are such as actually bring about the desired and desirable end.
There are times when the end justifies the means.
But when you build an argument based on a whole series of such times, you may find that you've constructed an entire philosophy of evil." --Luke Skywalker
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.
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.
A Warrior knows that the ends do not justify the means.
Because there are no ends, there are only means.
Let no man turn aside, ever so slightly, from the broad path of honour, on the plausible pretence that he is justified by the goodness of his end. All good ends can be worked out by good means.
I never compared Nazis into communism, but communism was the same thing, the end justifies the means. Whatever the means.
Left-wing zealots have often been prepared to ride roughshod over due process and basic considerations of fairness when they think they can get away with it. For them the ends always seems to justify the means. That is precisely how their predecessors came to create the gulag.
You think the end justifies the means, however vile.
I tell you: the end is the means by which you achieve it. Today's step is tomorrow's life. Great ends cannot be attained by base means. You've proved that in all your social upheavals. The meanness and inhumanity of the means make you mean and inhuman and make the end unattainable.
The preceding criticism justifies the following definition of the entire human: human existence as the life of "unmotivated" celebration, celebration in all meaning of the word: laughter, dancing, orgy, the rejection of subordination, and sacrifice that scornfully puts aside any consideration of ends, property, and morality.
Stem cells are probably going to be extremely useful.
But it isn't a given, and even if it were, I don't think the end justifies the means. I am not against stem cells, I think it's great. Blanket objection is not very reasonable to me-any effort to control scientific advances is doomed to fail. You cannot stop the human mind from working.
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.
The third rule of ethics of means and ends is that in war the end justifies almost any means.
Life's not black-and-white. Sometimes the ends justifies the means.
The end justifies the means. Sometimes you have to do the wrong thing to get the right result.
When the highest value in a community is loyalty to the greater cause, meaning the continuity of the status quo, all means to this end are imbued with religious significance, and are thereby justified.