I am, my lord, as well derived as he,
As well possess’d; my love is more than his;
My fortunes every way as fairly ranked,
If not with vantage, as Demetrius’;
And, which is more than all these boasts can be,
I am beloved of beauteous Hermia:
Why should not I then prosecute my right?

– William Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 1, Scene 1. Lysander fights for the hand of the woman he loves as he bravely presents his case to the Duke Theseus. He says that he has as much money and social rank as his rival Demetrius. Also and more importantly, the beautiful Hermia is in love with him.