Confucius said: “Is goodness really so far away? No sooner do I desire goodness than it is at hand.”
Goodness is in everyone. It’s simply a question of whether you are committed to cultivating it or not. This is a lifelong process that requires unrelenting dedication and self-discipline if you are to achieve it.
Confucius had this level of commitment, but is voicing his frustration that so few other people shared it.