Rabbi Simcha Zissel of Kelm said: "It is equally wrong for a wealthy person to feel superior and speak condescendingly to others because of his wealth, as it is wrong for a poor person to feel inferior and speak submissively because of a lack of money. Both wealth and poverty are circumstances that provide tests, and are not reflections of a person's value."
(Daas Chochmah Umussar I p.54; Gateway to Happiness, 127)
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