Damon Runyon — American Journalist born on October 04, 1880, died on December 10, 1946

Alfred Damon Runyon was an American newspaperman and author... (wikipedia)

The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet.
You can become a winner only if you are willing to walk over the edge.
The race may not always be to the swift nor the victory to the strong, but that's how you bet.
You can keep the things of bronze and stone and give me one man to remember me just once a year.
I once knew a chap who had a system of just hanging the baby on the clothes line to dry and he was greatly admired by his fellow citizens for having discovered a wonderful innovation on changing a diaper.