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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Connerly has said: ``If you don't have the courage of your convictions, then you forfeit the best that a democracy has to offer.
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