wordy wednesday: the ends justify the means

Today’s idiom: the ends justify the means

Meaning: if the result is successful, it doesn’t matter how you got there

Origin: Sophocles wrote, in BC 409, “The end excuses any evil.”  In BC 10 Ovid wrote, “The result justifies the deed.”  Later Niccolo Machiavelli wrote The Prince in 1532 and popularized this notion.

Sources: phrases. yahoo answers

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