“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.”
Confucius (b.551 BC) is a famous Chinese sage. He had a great deal to say on conduct and the place of the individual in society. His teachings stressed honor, self-governance, loyalty, and kindness. He felt that each individual knew what was Right, and should then do it.
After his death, his teachings were codified into a rather rigid set of rules and regulations, which was not Confucius’ goal at all. Followers can take a good teacher’s lesson and miss the entire point. It has happened often in history.