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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"He has spoken from the heart and a lot of what he says makes sense."
"I know he has faced criticism in the past for speaking out but then I think he has spoken from the heart and a lot of what he says makes sense."
Agbaje, in his own remark, said that Oba Gbolahan and his own family had come a long way as close acquaintances, pointing out that no one had spoken from the heart as Kabiyesi had done during the visit.
'No one has spoken from the heart like Kabiyesi has spoken today, and he has not spoken wrong.
These criticisms were all the more powerful because they were spoken from the heart.
Former US First Lady Laura Bush has achieved sales of nearly 150,000 copies of her autobiography, Spoken From the Heart, in its first week of publication, according to industry figures released by Nielsen BookScan.
If he really did want to apologise for the hurt he caused wife Elin, he'd have spoken from the heart, not from a cold script.
Praise must be honest, straightforward, and spoken from the heart.
Do they really know what the eisteddfod scene is all about, and do they really care?' Strong words indeed, but spoken from the heart in the hope of waking up some Gorsedd members to realise that there is more to the honour than just being seen wearing their robes during the annual ceremonies