"When people are in love," Lady Lacklander said, with a little scream as a new fomentation was applied, "they instinctively present themselves to each other in their most favourable light. They assume pleasant characteristics as unconsciously as a cock pheasant puts on his spring plumage. They display such virtues as magnanimity, charitableness and modesty and wait for them to be admired. They develop a positive genius for suppressing their least attractive points. They can't help it, you know, Kettle. It's just the behaviourism of courtship."
(from Scales of Justice, by Dame Ngaio Marsh)