Quotation by Friedrich Nietzsche

In art the end does not sanctify the means: but sacred means employed here can sanctify the end.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 435, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Mixed Opinions and Maxims, aphorism 136, "Means and Ends," (1879).
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