James Jesus Angleton Quote
“It is inconceivable that a secret arm of the government has to comply with all the overt orders of the government.”
―James Jesus Angleton
Tim Weiner, Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA, Anchor Books, 2008, page 390
Deception: The Invisible War Between the KGB and the CIA
Full quotation: "The person I'm interviewing has not been subpoenaed. He's in charge of himself, and he lives with his subject matter every day. All I'm armed with is research."
“That knowledge which purifies the mind and heart alone is true Knowledge, all else is only a negation of Knowledge.”
Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna (1960)
“Absolute discretion is a ruthless master. It is more destructive of freedom than any of man's other inventions.”
―William O. Douglas
Dissenting, United States v. Wunderlich, 342 U.S. 98, 101 (1951).
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJames Jesus Angleton
Born: December 9, 1917
Died: May 12, 1987 (aged 69)
Bio: James Jesus Angleton was chief of the CIA's counterintelligence staff from 1954 to 1975. His official position within the organization was Associate Deputy Director of Operations for Counterintelligence .