Its funny how ones own self-respect can so easily be taken away by another through their words and actions. As Antoine de Saint-Exupery once said in one of the more profound self-respect quotes, I have no right, by anything I do or say, to demean a human being in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him; it is what he thinks of himself. To undermine a man's self-respect is a sin. Self-respect quotes demonstrate that indeed, its what we think of ourselves, not what others think of us that matters. While many of the measures of our self-respect are outwardly turned, self-respect is a gift we give ourselves, and as such, it should never be taken away easily by anyone else.
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Over her long and distinguished career, Lily Tomlin has received six Emmys, a Tony and a Grammy for her groundbreaking work in television, the movies, animation and video. She made her debut on television in 1966 on the Merv Griffin Show but it was her regular spot on Laugh-In that made her a celebrity. Her characters, including Edith Ann and telephone operator Ernestine, quickly became fan favorites. She went on to guest on numerous shows, including self-named TV specials and played the boss on Murphy Brown for two years. Movies included All of Me, Big Business and 9 to 5 with Dolly P…
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