let (one's) heart rule (one's) head

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let (one's) heart rule (one's) head

To do something based on one's own personal desires rather than for pragmatic or practical reasons. I couldn't believe it when I heard he'd bought a sports car, but then he has always been one to let his heart rule his head. I think she knows that a relationship with him will eventually end in tears, but she's letting her heart rule her head.
See also: head, heart, let, rule

let your ˌheart rule your ˈhead

act according to what you feel rather than what you think is sensible: Don’t let your heart rule your head. I know you like him but are you sure you can really trust him?
See also: head, heart, let, rule
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SCOTLAND 1 ENGLAND 3 ANTHONY HAGGERTY MY glass is half full and I am going to let my heart rule my head in this World Cup showdown.
"I won't let my heart rule my head, I don't think England are any great shakes at the moment, but we're even less shakes.
Quinn said: "I always let my heart rule my head in derbies because I was trying so hard for the fans.
"I must not let my heart rule my head and therefore have to admit I expect a comfortable series win for India," he further added.
"I can't let my heart rule my head. I wish it was the end of the season now but we still have nine games to go.
At 3/1 I let my heart rule my head when I tipped them, but I should have realised how poor Portlaoise were in the semi-final.
He said: "I let my heart rule my head that night and turned in to an idiot.
"I let my heart rule my head and it cost me," he said.
I can understand why he made that decision because I've let my heart rule my head by staying at Newcastle all these years.
"I let my heart rule my head," he admitted after taking part in the Gazette's Result!
"I let my heart rule my head then, but tonight I used my head, used the ring and showed a gap in class.
``I let my heart rule my head because of what happened with Walter.''
"I perhaps let my heart rule my head with my selection as the fitness of some of our players disappointed me.
'I certainly won't let my heart rule my head, there's too much at stake for that.
Francis also admitted that when he returned to Loftus Road after being ousted at Tottenham, he had 'let my heart rule my head'.