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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Have courage to report abuses IF a person has a genuine grievance against a neighbour and reports it then I believe that they should have the courage of their convictions and own up to the fact that it was they who complained, so as not to see innocent folk get the blame.
Either West Ham or Hart (left), or both, have not had the courage of their convictions to make the move permanent, but let's make out it's some sort of coup anyway.
THE report on the Coventry City match at Southend (January 25) includes the following comments from Tony Mowbray: ''Coventry City need to show the courage of their convictions to bounce back from defeat.
Firstly, if Farnley Estates have the courage of their convictions they should apply for outline consent so the public can see 'the nature of the beast.
But some of the TV pundits lacked the courage of their convictions.
The courage of their convictions was rewarded at Liverpool Cathedral on Wednesday afternoon.
Academies are here to stay, and what is needed now is for ministers to demonstrate the courage of their convictions with financial support.
Surely, if this were the case, and all the Cardiff councillors had the courage of their convictions, they would be arguing as a point of high moral principle for Cardiff Metropolitan to be merged with Cardiff University.
Perhaps they haven't got the courage of their convictions.
Some of his party [Plaid Cymru] had the courage of their convictions to state that they were republicans and would not attend.
If they had had the courage of their convictions, the proposal would have been defeated.
09), I believe that if people wish to air their opinions they should have the courage of their convictions and use their own names.
If the SNP had wanted to build support for their flagship cause of independence, in preparation for the promised referendum, then they should have had the courage of their convictions and financed the exercise themselves.
Program managers must have the courage of their convictions and be willing to take prudent risks and be accountable for their actions.
It is a huge challenge for the DUP to come forward and have the courage of their convictions and have direct dialogue with us.