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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In a press statement here today, Mushahid said the life of Mohammad Ali was a saga of struggle against heavy odds where his excellence in boxing skills matched his courage of convictions, whether it was his conversion to Islam, his early opposition to the American war in Vietnam or his recent criticism of the racism and religious bigotry of Donald Trump.
5 Alex McLeish had courage of convictions over selection.
However, those with ingenuity of thinking, speed of reaction and courage of convictions will be able to ride out the current difficulties.
Others, like the 17 regional MPs who voted for a complete smoking ban in all public enclosed spaces, shows a courage of convictions on a free vote, and in spite of high smoking rates in Merseyside.