speak from the/(one's) heart

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speak from the/(one's) heart

To speak or say something with deep emotional sincerity. A: "They asked me to give a speech at my father's funeral, but I really don't know what to say." B: "Just speak from the heart." You can tell she always speaks from her heart. It's one of the reasons she resonates so strongly with people.
See also: heart, speak
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Sheridan said: "Frank is very sincere and what he has to say will strike a chord with a lot of people as he speaks from the heart.
Gul Ahmed's latest TVC speaks from the heart of the brand.
Like Jesus in the Gospels, Francis can be disarmingly blunt, yet he wins us over with his humility and sincerity His words are geared to the ordinary person and, perhaps most importantly, he speaks from the heart. Unlike the convoluted "church-speak" of some clerics, his words are simple and direct: he engages us as a loving brother and fellow traveler.
But "if he feels the emotion, and the strength is there to express [his thoughts] spontaneously, then he speaks from the heart."
"He speaks from the heart." Her father Leti, a local doctor, piped up to add that the rabbi was known for letting the celebrants take center stage: "He keeps a low profile."
Other things @KashmirLoves: She really is a lovely, articulate, young lady who speaks from the heart #Malala @AndySlagg: It's a sad world where grown men try to kill a 15 year old girl for daring to speak her view #Malala #Pakistan @GiselaStuart: Reading Out of Birmingham, biography of #georgedixon father of free education in #birmingham.
He speaks from the heart and isn't afraid to tear apart egos to get what he wants.
He is a man who speaks from the heart. His teenager daughter, Malala, was shot in the head for daring to speak out about the educational inequalities that existed in her homeland.
He speaks from the heart and his speech is full of God's goodness.
In an interview, Bishop Charleston said that in the indigenous way he speaks from the heart with no text.
The reasons why people there dance are very different, and it made me value the fact that I get to do this, that dance does speak and speaks from the heart."
Eddi's music speaks from the heart but the warmth in her voice is apparent throughout.
And he speaks from the heart about his seven multicultural grandchildren - all of whom are proud of their Scottish heritage.
It's beautifully written by a man who speaks from the heart and it's well worth buying.