have the courage of (one's) convictions

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have the courage of (one's) convictions

To have the confidence to act or behave in accordance with one's beliefs or ideologies, especially in the face of resistance, criticism, or persecution. The governor was presented with a bribe to help the corporation avoid regulation, but she had the courage of her conviction to refuse such an offer.
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Let's hope that, as the presidential campaign continues, Dole will have the courage of his convictions and the willingness to speak out as a leader on this critical issue.
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