Who is there, then, for us to love? Who is there we can trust? Is there one person who’ll never turn against us, who’ll be always obliging and considerate in all they do and say, who’ll refuse to spread slanders about us, who’ll attentively cosset us, who’ll not be put off by our faults, and who’ll never get on our nerves? You’ll search in vain. Don’t waste your efforts on a will-o’-the-wisp-love yourself: that’s my advice. You’re a worthy chap, and you’ll make a worthy object of your affections – truly, there’s nothing more lovable than you!
-ALexander Pushkin, Eugine Onegin