The Question and Answer section for The Prince is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Yes, according to Machiavelli the end does justify the means. He believed that there is no limit to what you can do to get and keep power. There no such thing as right and wrong, everything is acceptable if it helps you to attain your ultimate...
Machiavelli felt that man's nature was:
I think he is saying that friends for a prince are usually in the context of power and money rather than real friendship.