We may see the small value God has for riches by the people he gives them to.

Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet
“Thoughts on Various Subjects.” Miscellenies in Prose and Verse [pub. with Jonathan Swift], Vol. 2 (1727)

May be quoting his friend, Dr. John Arbuthnot. The sentiment seems inspired by La Bruyere.

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