spitting from the Id - You know the saying well, particularly if you're a "nice guy."
And the proverb or cliche - take your pick - seems to pretty much hold true.
But I will go one further and declare that, through my unscientific multi-year study of the matter, Nice Guys don't finish last because they don't finish at all.
Now, you may look at that from one of three perspectives: the positive, the nuetral, or the negative.
The positive will conclude that the nice guys don't finish at all because they are always serving others and recognize doing good as an eternal condition.
The neutral stand on the fence above the focal guys trying to figure out how to use this fact to their advantage. And yes, you would be correct in surmising that they are not really neutral in this accept to say that they are in their current aloof condition: Users.
The negative will conclude that the statement about nice guys not finishing at all is true, and will accept the fatalism of it for their own existence.