The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.
The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor.
Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left.
In real life, unlike in Shakespeare, the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears. Things are not only what they are. They are, in very important respects, what they seem to be.