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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"You have not the courage of your convictions. Life has no value.
In Edinburgh yesterday, she called for voters to "be courageous, have that courage of your convictions and say enough is enough".
"I took a screenshot of it to say that whether it works or it doesn't work you have to have the courage of your 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.
HAVE the courage of your convictions. Jacob Rees-Mogg MP has this courage regarding respect for human life, especially the unborn child.
McCluskey said: "I say to Ed - have the courage of your convictions and ignore these blasts from the past
Abdel-Fattah's book for younger readers is a very enjoyable lesson in having the courage of your convictions, sticking up for the downtrodden, and kindness in the face of your own anal other people's troubles.
Moreover why hide behind the name of a deceased person, have the courage of your convictions and state who you actually are.
I REFER to your correspondence (Party Poopers, 27.02.08, and Courage Of Your Convictions, 19.03.08).
Best advice you've been given: Be your own man, have the courage of your convictions, fight for what you believe in and never be too big to say sorry.
Come on, councillors, have the courage of your convictions and show your hand.
The rejection of this application shows what can be achieved simply by taking an interest and having the courage of your convictions.
Thank you, Steve, for having the courage of your convictions to do something.
It's one thing to have the courage of your convictions. But it's quite another to ignore the facts, and substitute invective for analysis.
"I took a screenshot of it to say that whether it works or not you have to have the courage of your convictions.