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
“If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.”
Reported in Vince Lombardi, Jr., What It Takes to Be #1: Vince Lombardi on Leadership (2003), p. 105.
“Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”
―George Bernard Shaw
Bernard Shaw: Selections of his wit and wisdom (Follett Pub. Co., 1965), p. 179
Quoted in Newsday, 11 Feb. 1988
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”
―Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Maxims and Reflections of Goethe, translated by Thomas Bailey Saunders, Macmillan and Company, 1906, p. 130. Variant translation: "It is not enough to know, we must also apply; it is not enough to will, we must also do."
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 .