Who said it?: Nathan Ford
The story behind the quote: This quote comes from the TNT crime drama, Leverage. The show is all about a group of criminals consisting of a hacker, a hitter, a thief and a grifter. They were put together by a man named Nathan Ford, a former insurance investigator who had managed to foil their earlier crimes. He now has them helping law-abiding citizens who have been abused by various corrupt people in positions of power.
The quote actually comes from the introduction of the show starting from the second season. Nathan Ford (played by Timothy Hutton) gives the basic premise of the show and delivers the quote in the process.
Geek wisdom: Sometimes, the end does justify the means. There are times when we have to do bad things in order to achieve something good. It can be distasteful but it’s is true at times.