Nothing for Nothing
"And there is the motto for this place," he said. I looked at the paneling and saw nothing. I glanced at McCormack, waiting for the punch line. Still pointing, and in a monotone as though he were reading, he said:
"Nothing for Nothing."
Robert N. Winter-Berger, The Washington Pay-Off (1972)
More commonly expressed as "Money talks, and bullshit walks"—"bullshit", in this context, being anything and everything but money.
(And in Texas as "Bidness as usual".)
(See also "good friend", "very good friend" and "very dear friend".)
Keywords: aristocracy, corruption, plutocracy