I found, from reading the Analects that Confucianism focuses largely on becoming a “gentleman”. According to one of the sayings, the man was supposed to combine the qualities of saint, scholar, and gentleman. They were supposed to act as moral guides to the people and lead others on their way to becoming one. Gentlemen were obliged to cultivate themselves morally, show filial piety and loyalty where these are due, and cultivate humanity, or benevolence. I also noticed a lot of talk about “good” and “bad” men. From what I understand, the good men are the ones who are gentlemen or at least on their way to becoming gentlemen, and the bad men are those who abandon the Confucian values. Confucius wanted to eliminate the presence of the bad men by getting everyone to follow the Way and be a gentleman.