"[H]ow true it is that wealth doesn't bring happiness. I should have been a thousand times happier under a thatched roof with the prospect of Carmel before me than living in a palace with a marble staircase and silken hangings and yet having this sorrow in my heart. I realized very clearly that happiness has nothing to do with the material things which surround us; it dwells in the very depths of the soul. One can be just as happy in a gloomy prison as in a palace."
The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux