Free speech is intended to protect the controversial and even outrageous word; and not just comforting platitudes too mundane to need protection.
What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes? But the man who orders his life according to their teachings cannot go far wrong. - Norman Douglas
Funny how people despise platitudes, when they are usually the truest thing going. A thing has to be pretty true before it gets to be a platitude.
One becomes sated with platitudes no less than honey, so that one often breaks another's bones in one's vexation. - Jack Vance
Plans become Platitudes, if you don't have Passion and Persistence to Execute them! - Manprit Kaur
So those pills that offered painless relief stayed stored on the shelf, out of the strength of her reach, high atop the altar of platitudes. - J.R. Hamantaschen