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
“I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints - the sinners are much more fun.”
As quoted in: "Beowulf to Beatles & Beyond: The Varieties of Poetry" (Macmillan/McGraw-Hill School Division, 1981) by David R. Pichaske, p. 131
“Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.”
―John Stuart Mill
As quoted in "Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 60" (1880): "It was the perception of it which made John Stuart Mill assert that while all conservatives are not stupid, all stupid people are conservative."
“Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself.”
The Portrait of a Lady (1881), Chapter XXIII
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 .