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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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. The great banth turned back toward the advancing bowmen and growled.
But, with Chris Smalling seemingly also sent packing, you cannot say Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not got the courage of his convictions.
He wrote prolifically and eloquently, and had the courage of his convictions when it meant holding to account either country for violating people's fundamental freedoms or for attempting to circumvent the cause of democracy.
If Kalonzo wants to remain relevant in Kenya politics, he has to have the courage of his convictions. Otherwise he is finished.
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.
"He stood up for what he believed in and he had the courage of his convictions to go out and do something where he thought that the West were not doing enough," she told the Press Association.
He was a man who had the courage of his convictions and his refusal to fight in Vietnam cost him personally but won him the respect of millions around the world.
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.
IF a manager doesn't have the courage of his convictions, he won't be a manager for long.
But SNP MSP Annabelle " Ewing said: "David Cameron should have the courage of his convictions and agree to the July 16 debate.
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.