If you give me your attention, I will tell you what I am:
I'm a genuine philanthropist — all other kinds are sham.
Each little fault of temper and each social defect
In my erring fellow-creatures, I endeavour to correct.
To all their little weaknesses I open people's eyes;
And little plans to snub the self-sufficient I devise;
I love my fellow creatures — I do all the good I can
Yet ev'rybody says I'm such a disagreeable man!
And I can't think why!
--Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (Princess Ida, Act I)