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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Or maybe we should realise things have changed and we need to co-operate with our neighbours and have the courage of our convictions by identifying ourselves.
"We have to have the courage of our convictions to play like we always do and, hopefully, that will be enough for us to get three points.
She said the Tories needed to be braver over reform and added: "Let's have the courage of our convictions."
Both companies share a common ethos that the music business always needs: the courage of our convictions!"
The courage of our convictions; a manifesto for Democrats.
So Thomas, whom we usually remember only for his doubting, tells his brothers, "Let us go with him, that we may die with him." In other words, it is time for the courage of our convictions, time to do what we know to be right.
President Reagan urged us to have the courage of our convictions, to champion the cause of democracy and freedom around the world.
The real shame, though, is that the American race organisers don't have the courage of our convictions to take medication out of the top events.