courage of (one's) convictions

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courage of (one's) convictions

Strong faith or confidence in one's beliefs. Often used in the phrase "have the courage of one's convictions." I need to have the courage of my convictions any time I'm around my parents—they always try to dissuade me from pursuing a career as a screenwriter. I'm always impressed with Stella—nothing can shake the courage of her convictions in her crusade for social justice.
See also: conviction, courage, of
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Even before this all happened we wanted to grow up to be like him but after all this happened we wanted even more to grow up to be like him because now our father also thought that our brother was heroic because he had The Courage of His Convictions, and if you did not have The Courage of Your Convictions you were only an empty vessel, a hollow man, an insubstantial person, a soul filled with naught but wind, no more than a tinkling cymbal, tossed this way and that by the prevailing wind, of no measure or weight or character, and that is no way to be, boys, no way to be at all.
Not one of you appear to have the courage of your convictions to follow through on the result.
McCluskey said: "I say to Ed - have the courage of your convictions and ignore these blasts from the past
Abdel-Fattah's book for younger readers is a very enjoyable lesson in having the courage of your convictions, sticking up for the downtrodden, and kindness in the face of your own anal other people's troubles.
Moreover why hide behind the name of a deceased person, have the courage of your convictions and state who you actually are.
Best advice you've been given: Be your own man, have the courage of your convictions, fight for what you believe in and never be too big to say sorry.
Come on, councillors, have the courage of your convictions and show your hand.
The rejection of this application shows what can be achieved simply by taking an interest and having the courage of your convictions.
Thank you, Steve, for having the courage of your convictions to do something.
I implore you to muster the courage of your convictions, to muster the courage the Founding Fathers believed that the Senate would always have in times like these,'' McCollum pleaded one final time.
It's one thing to have the courage of your convictions.
Frontman Johnny Borrell said: 'I think it's important to have the courage of your convictions
Where the Chinese find fortune in the number eight, the school of numerology under which Morgan studied says it's a ``number of manifestation - thinking big, having the courage of your convictions, of leading, of being original.
Perhaps the most critical part of capitalizing on the business of telecommunications is the courage of your convictions, which AirTegrity has continually demonstrated to the masses since its inception," said Bob Wallace, editor-in-chief, Telecommunications Magazine.
But it's best to have the courage of your convictions and be honest with her.