The Master said, What a worthy man was Yan Hui! Living in a narrow alley, subsisting upon meager bits of rice and water—other people could not have borne such hardship, and yet it never spoiled Hui's joy. What a worthy man was Hui!
Analects 6.11. The Essential Analects: Selected Passages with Traditional Commentary (ed. Hackett Publishing, 2006) - ISBN: 9781603843461