Greatest Love of All
Whitney Houston Lyrics


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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 fulfilled my needs
A lonely place to be
And so I learned to depend on me

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

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
Is the greatest love of all

And if, by chance, that special place
That you've been dreaming of




Leads you to a lonely place
Find your strength in love

Overall Meaning

Whitney Houston’s song ‘Greatest Love of All’ is a beautiful tribute to the power of love, strength, and self-belief. The opening lyrics of the song “I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way” express the importance of fostering the next generation. The first few lines underscore the need to instill values like dignity, respect, and love in the younger generation so that they can grow up to be responsible citizens and leaders of the future. The importance of nurturing our children is emphasized with the words “Show them all the beauty they possess inside, give them a sense of pride to make it easier.”


The song then talks about the search for a hero, someone to look up to, and how Whitney Houston feels she never found one. But despite that, she learned to depend on herself and decided never to walk in anyone's shadow. She finds solace in knowing that she has found the greatest love of all, which is the love within herself. She feels it is easy to achieve the greatest love of all, which is to love ourselves, respect ourselves and have pride in who we are. The final lyrics of the song emphasize the importance of finding strength in love even in tough times.


Overall, ‘The Greatest Love of All’ is an inspiring song that encourages individuals to believe in themselves, nurture the next generation with positive values and learn to love and respect themselves.


Line by Line Meaning

I believe the children are our are future
I believe that children will grow up to become the future of our society


Teach them well and let them lead the way
Train them properly and allow them to set an example for others


Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Help them realize their potential and inner beauty


Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Instill in them a feeling of self-worth to make life easier


Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be
Let us remember how carefree and joyful we used to be through the laughter of children


Everybody searching for a hero
Everyone is looking for someone to admire and emulate


People need someone to look up to
People require role models to follow


I never found anyone who fulfilled my needs
I've never met anyone who fulfilled my emotional requirements


A lonely place to be
It's an isolating feeling


And so I learned to depend on me
I had to learn how to rely on myself


I decided long ago
I committed myself to a decision a long time ago


Never to walk in anyone's shadows
Never to let anyone else overshadow me


If I fail, if I succeed
Regardless of whether I fail or succeed


At least I'll live as I believe
I'll live according to my convictions


No matter what they take from me
No matter what someone else takes from me


They can't take away my dignity
They can't take away my self-respect


Because the greatest Love of all is happening to me
Because I'm experiencing the greatest form of love


I found the greatest Love of all inside of me
I discovered the greatest form of love within myself


The greatest love of all is easy to achieve
The greatest form of love is simple to attain


Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all
Loving oneself is the most significant form of love


And if, by chance, that special place That you've been dreaming of Leads you to a lonely place
And if by any means, the desired and fancied life you dreamed of brings you to a desolate place


Find your strength in love
Seek solace in love




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Linda Diane Creed, Michael Masser

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@mattcup9001

@@amanda.collaud Selfhatred is not "a good mechanism to oppose the demons".
You shouldn't hate anybody, especially yourself, becouse if you do then there is something wrong with your relationship with God.

You can (and should) love yourself, be self confident and have dignity and still be humble and modest to others and worship and admire God. Modesty doesn't equal self hatered.

If you hate yourself it doesn't mean you are a bad person it just means you are unable to have quality, loving realtionships with your husband/wife,children,family,friends.. because that self hate will make you unconsciously do or say things that will hurt other people around you.
I don't think my parents didn't love me, they just made me feel that way because that's the way they feel about themselfs.
The important thing is to recognize where this self hate comes from and deal with those emotions, and of course forgive, I did. :)

And now, as the song says, I'm learning to love myself and hope to be able to give this love to my kids so they have childhood they deserve. I'm glad I will break this negative chain of self hate in my family.
God bless you



@ndut3528

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
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
And so I learned to depend on me
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
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
Is the greatest love of all
And if, by chance, that special place
That you've been dreaming of
Leads you to a lonely place
Find your strength in love



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@samellagreen

Who is here with me in 2024? Whitney is still loved by all. Wonderful voice and human.

@drjoya

Me!! Love Whitney always!!

@LaForetMiraculeuseAncestrale

Me🌄🌳☘️🌿🌱🍂 2024

@annaritaranalli1791

👌 cover of a beautiful song

@charlescollins2440

School of rock!

@suchendelokidottir5673

It popped into my head just tonight so here I am. 😂

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The greatest female singer in the world. 2024

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Do know every female singer in the world!..D.B.S….

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