hearts and minds love

hearts and minds


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  • n. People's private feelings and emotions, now especially those of a local population towards an invading or occupying military force.


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  • It will avail us little to furnish our houses with all the elegancies which the upholsterer's art can afford, and to cultivate the grounds with the utmost skill, if our hearts and minds are uncultivated, rough, uncouth and uncivil.

    A Manual of Etiquette with Hints on Politeness and Good Breeding

  • He efficaciously endows their hearts and minds with him, for the work and end which he is designed unto.


  • The same is the frame of their hearts and minds towards the Scripture, and that for no other reason but because it is the word of God, and manifesteth itself so to be.


  • Mr. Codrington says: 'The stir in the hearts and minds of those already christened might be called a revival, and the enquiring and earnest spirit of many more seemed to be working towards conversions.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson

  • And in the light of these emerging new truths, the hearts and minds of the children of my generation were unconsciously being instilled with the seeds of limitless potential and the possibility of achieving new realities.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • Leo Rodd, Helen Rodd, Louvaine — they had their faults no doubt, but they were people, real people with hearts and minds to think and feel.

    Tour de Force

  • If we are right and he wanted to restore what he believed to be the original religion of the people of Israel, to bring back to the fierce patriarchy the lost goddess of Solomon’s Temple, what better way than to establish himself in the hearts and minds of the masses as their rightful ruler?

    The Templar Revelation

  • So that there is sent forth from God a conviction upon the hearts and minds of spiritual, self-examining believers, that churches, church-members, professors, and themselves, are under spiritual decays.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • Certainly this has been true in our efforts to end racial discrimination; as important as moral exhortation was in changing hearts and minds of white Americans during the civil rights era, what ultimately broke the back of Jim Crow and ushered in a new era of race relations were the Supreme Court cases culminating in Brown v. Board of Education, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

    The Audacity of Hope

  • They remain alive in the hearts and minds of most Americans-and can inspire us to pride, duty, and sacrifice.

    The Audacity of Hope


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  • Horrible how this memetic modern-major-general phrase has infected everyday discourse. I heard a cop, naturally, use it on the TV news the other day, along the lines of "our thoughts are with the hearts and minds of the victims..." And today I'm reading a subpar nonfiction book (2010) about earthquakes and I get:

    "China's reported success story injected a surge of scientific adrenalin into the hearts and minds of those who saw prediction as the holy grail of the new seismology."

    August 17, 2011