If you are poor, serve a man of worth,
That all your conduct may be well with the god.
Do not recall if he once was poor,
Don't be arrogant toward him
For knowing his former state;
Respect him for what has accrued to him,
For wealth does not come by itself.
It is their law for him who they love,
His gain, he gathered it himself;
It is the god who makes him worthy
And protects him while he sleeps.
--An Egyptian maxim--
I guess they didn't have to worry about wealth producers "going Galt" back then, but they did have to worry about them going Moses!