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If there’s one thing Friedrich Nietzsche did well, it’s obliterate feel-good beliefs people have about themselves.
Confucius was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher, whose teachings and philosophy have deeply influenced Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese and Vietnamese thought and life. His philosophy emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity.
H ui Tzu said to Chuang, "I have a big tree, the kind they call a "stinktree." The trunk is so distorted, so full of knots, no one can get a straight plank out of it. The branches are so crooked you cannot cut them up in any way that makes sense."
The Way is to benefit others and not to injure.
1. [The superior man] acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his actions. - Confucius