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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Roisin Shortall is the only person ever involved with this Coalition to have the courage of her convictions and stand by the principles the party was built on.
But her father, retired teacher George Barwick, from Dunvant, Swansea, last night insisted his daughter had simply followed the courage of her convictions because she could not face the thought of animals being harmed by Huntingdon Life Sciences in Cambridgeshire.
She was a lady who had the courage of her convictions and would battle to the bitter end for her cause.
His brave mother Melissa had the courage of her convictions and got a second opinion when she still felt she was carrying a healthy foetus, despite a doctor insisting her unborn child had died in the womb.
She has had the courage of her convictions and has admitted that the anti-euro cause is an anti-European cause.
I wish more inexperienced girls of her age were like her - strong enough to have the courage of her convictions.