He said, “We cannot be happy in this life.” Change into Indirect Speech
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Indirect Speech: He said that we cannot be happy in this life.
Explanation: When the reported clause of a direct speech is a universal truth or any historical event or habitual action, then the tense of the indirect speech doesn’t change, no matter in whatever tense the reporting verb is.
Indirect Speech: He said that they can’t be quite happy in that life.