Both originated as response to societal problems during times of disruption. Both Confucianism and Daoism are philosophies that originated in China. Confucianism was founded by Master Kong in China from 551 to 479 BC. Confucianism represents a school of thought and philosophy centered on Confucian principles.
Confucianism rests on the belief that human beings are good, teachable, and perfect. It focuses on virtue in a morally organized society. Daoism, on the other hand, focuses on living in harmony. Daoism arose at a similar time to Confucianism. Laozi, the Chinese philosopher, is the founder of the Daoism system.