"Success sanctifies the means" (Gilder, 2008, p. 43).
Yet it begs the questions, "What constitutes success?" How we define it changes what qualifies for sanctification, no? And then there is the small problem of "the means." The connotations could take us into the realms of mathematics, or people of "small or meager means," or into "instruments, paths, processes, and tools," or into unkindness.
Gilder, Louisa. (2008). The age of entanglement: When quantum physics was reborn. NY: Alfred A. Knopf.