Non facias malum ut inde veniat bonum

Non facias malum ut inde veniat bonum

Literal Meaning

You shall not do evil that good may come of it.

Origin

This is an old maxim which is used in modern times. This maxim has been interpreted by many jurists in many cases and precedents.

Explanation

More simply, “don’t do wrong to do right”. The direct opposite of the phrase “the ends justify the means”. You should not do anything wrong to get the right.

Illustration

“A” a man can’t kill another man to save his life. That means that he can’t do wrong to do anything right.

Edited by Vigneshwar Ramasubramania

Approved & Published – Sakshi Raje

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