I believe the children are our are future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be
Everybody searching for a hero
People need someone to look up to
I never found anyone who fulfill my needs
A lonely place to be
So I learned to depend on me

[Chorus]
I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadows
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I'll live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can't take away my dignity
Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be

[Chorus]

And if by chance, that special place
That you've been dreaming of
Leads you to a lonely place
Find your strength in love



Lyrics submitted by Nicky

"Greatest Love of All" as written by Michael Masser, Linda Creed

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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    General Comment:If I fail if I succeed as least i'll live as I believed

    I love that line in the song as it makes me believe that i really don't need to follow in anyone's footsteps to succeed, but to follow my own heart. One of the most inspirational songs ever. Thank you Whitney for moving us with this song. I love it.
    jerseychickon January 28, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:Very insightful lyrics written by Michael Masser and Linda Creed. To quote from THE WOMEN'S CLINIC HOME PAGE
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    'This is a very popular song. If you want to get an idea of how hard it is for people to love themselves, pose this question, "You know the song "Greatest Love of All" by Whitney Houston. What does she say is the greatest love of all?" Many know the song well, but can't give the correct answer, because they are too uncomfortable to have heard the real message.'
    Sunnyhillon January 07, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:the chorus is wrong:

    I decided long ago never to walk in anyone’s shadow;
    If I fail, if I succeed, at least I’ll live as I believe
    No matter what they take from me, they can’t take away my dignity
    Because the greatest love of all is happening to me
    I found the greatest love of all inside of me

    The greatest love of all is easy to achieve
    Learning to love yourself it is the greatest love of all
    Ian-samaon July 12, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:Great great great song.. whitney is a legend
    leahdelongeon August 26, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:It's hard to choose a favorite among so many great tracks, but "The Greatest Love of All" is one of the best, most powerful songs ever written about self-preservation, dignity.

    Its universal message crosses all boundaries and instills one with the hope that it's not too late to better ourselves. Since, Elizabeth, it's impossible in this world we live in to empathize with others, we can always empathize with ourselves. It's an important message, crucial really. And it's beautifully stated on the album.
    getcarter95on December 05, 2013   Link
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    General Comment:Everybody’s searching for a hero
    People need someone to look up to
    I never found anyone who fulfilled my needs
    A lonely place to be
    And so I learned to depend on me

    sometiems thats what happens..i love this song, dont quite get the beginning, but love it nonetheless
    Rllngstn72on January 15, 2006   Link

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