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
References in classic literature ?
He seemed, rather, to have the courage of his convictions, the certainty of his manhood.
And that he would have the courage of his convictions my knowledge of his character assured me.
At the crucial moment he appeared to lose the courage of his conviction.
If Kalonzo wants to remain relevant in Kenya politics, he has to have the courage of his convictions.
Even before this all happened we wanted to grow up to be like him but after all this happened we wanted even more to grow up to be like him because now our father also thought that our brother was heroic because he had The Courage of His Convictions, and if you did not have The Courage of Your Convictions you were only an empty vessel, a hollow man, an insubstantial person, a soul filled with naught but wind, no more than a tinkling cymbal, tossed this way and that by the prevailing wind, of no measure or weight or character, and that is no way to be, boys, no way to be at all.
I would have thought it was an opportunity for him as a republican to show the courage of his convictions by refusing to "bend the knee" to the Queen.
But SNP MSP Annabelle " Ewing said: "David Cameron should have the courage of his convictions and agree to the July 16 debate.
THE MANAGER: Lee Clark had the courage of his convictions and instilled belief in young side.
But Phil Dowd surely lacked the courage of his convictions there?
But the canny New Zealander had the courage of his convictions and was rewarded in a magical manner that perhaps exceeded even his wildest expectations.
Ed Miliband has demonstrated the courage of his convictions where many other leading politicians have failed.
BRENDAN RODGERS is a man with the courage of his convictions.
But while Emnes is quiet, he has the courage of his convictions.
If Mr McGrath genuinely believes Mr norris should be considered as a presidential candidate, then he should have the courage of his convictions.
Speaking about the assassination of Punjab Provincial Governor Salman Taseer, Ambassador Munter said, He had the courage of his convictions and was a champion of tolerance.