Happy Birthday, Will
Today (most likely) in 1654 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon was born the Swan of Avon, the Bard, William Shakespeare.
Does anything need to be added to that? How does one choose which poem, which quote?
Go here to find your own.
ps - I definitely, whole-heartedly recommend to you Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? by James Shapiro. (Spoiler: It was Shakespeare.)