One of the major politics thinkers known to us is Niccolo Machiavelli. He is popular for the key phrase "the finish justifies the means" which is regularly being the subject of discussions and discourses today (Adams and Dyson). With Machiavelli's concepts, we are actually faced with the issue if the desired ends is justified by the means used to attain them. The issue will be explored in the light of Niccolo Machiavelli's "The Characteristics of the Prince" and Martin Luther King Jr. 's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" to see this is of the phrase "the end justifies the means. " It cannot be denied that there are implications and problems when unworthy means are being used to achieve valuable ends. However, one thing is sure: if an end or goal is worthy, any mean for doing that end is justifiable provided that both ends and means are commendable and good.