let your heart rule your head

let your heart rule your head


  • do something based on emotions rather than logic
  • act according to what you feel rather than what is sensible
  • do something because you want to, rather than for practical reasons
  • let your emotions control your sense of reasoning

Example Sentences

  1. I think it would be unwise for you to be in a relationship with him; he is a known womanizer. Don’t let your heart rule your head.
  2. I know he is not rich and does not have much social status, but he loves you and cares for you a lot, so for this one time, I would say let your heart rule your head; you’ll be glad you did.
  3. Most romantic movies and stories paint this rosy picture about love and tell you that all will be well if you let your heart rule your head, but the reality is quite the opposite in most cases.
  4. I had warned him that he would suffer if he let his heart rule his head, but he was too enamoured by her charm then; and now that she’s left him, he’s completely broken.
  5. Sometimes, it pays off to ignore all logic and let your heart rule your head.

The origin of this phrase is not known.


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