“A Roosevelt” Por Rubén Darío Theodore Roosevelt Quotes by Mark Twain • • TEDDY ROOSEVELT He is magnificent when his ears are pricked up and his tail is in the air, and he attacks a lightning express, only to be lost in the dust the express creates. - quoted in Isabel Lyon's Journal, 1/7/1906 • Mr. Roosevelt is the Tom Sawyer of the political world of the twentieth century; always showing off; always hunting for a chance to show off; in his frenzied imagination the Great Republic is a vast Barnum circus with him for a clown and the whole world for audience; he would go to Halifax for half a chance to show off and he would go to hell for a whole one. - Mark Twain in Eruption • We are insane, each in our own way, and with insanity goes irresponsibility. Theodore the man is sane; in fairness we ought to keep in mind that Theodore, as statesman and politician, is insane and irresponsible. - Letter to J. H. Twichell, 2/16/1905 Our people have adored this showy charlatan as perhaps no impostor of his brood has been adored since the Golden Calf, so it is to be expected that the Nation will want him back again after he is done hunting other wild animals heroically in Africa, with the safeguard and advertising equipment of a park of artillery and a brass band. - Letter written 3/6/1908 (reprinted in The New York Times 5/31/1912) USA 1895 Hércules y Alejandro el Grande Moctezuma (conquista de México 1521) Guatecmoc (conquista de los incas 1532) Los Rocosos y Los Andes la vértebra • • • • • • • • • • • • • La América del gran Moctezuma, del Inca, La América fragante de Cristóbal Colón, La América catolica, la América espanola, La Ameérica en que dijo el noble Guatemoc: “Yo no estoy en un lecho de rosas;” esa America que tiembla de huracanes y que vive de Amor; Hombres de ojos sajones y alma barbara, vive. Y suena. Y ama, y vibra; y es la hija del Sol. Tened cuidado. ! Vive la América española! Hay mil cachorros sueltos del León Español. Se necesitaria, Roosevelt, ser por Dios mismo, El Riflero terrible y el fuerte Cazador, Para poder ternernos en vuestras férreas garras. Y, pues contáis con todo una cosa: !Dios!