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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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.
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have the courage of your convictions

act 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.
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Program managers must have the courage of their convictions and be willing to take prudent risks and be accountable for their actions.
The idea of ironing out the accretions and deletions of twentieth-century Soviet ballet was fascinating, even though, perhaps understandably, Vikharev and his team did not quite have the courage of their convictions.
I ask my colleagues to have the courage of their convictions.
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