The world is our mirror. What we love in others is a reflection of what we love about ourselves. -Dawn Gulskin
This is true. But I would like to add: What we love about others can also be a reflection of what we would like to see in ourselves. Sometimes, we are attracted to others that posses qualities that we ourselves have been trying to develop; we admire their achievements and aspire to do the same. In this sense, we notice in others that which one day we would like others to notice about us.