have the courage of (one's) convictions(redirected from have the courage of his 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.
have the courage of one's convictions
to have enough courage and determination to carry out one's goals. It's fine to have noble goals in life and to believe in great things. If you don't have the courage of your convictions, you'll never reach your goals. Jane was successful because she had the courage of her convictions.
have the courage of your convictionsact on your beliefs despite danger or disapproval.
1998 Times The knives were out for us and we had to have the courage of our convictions.