|Ratio decidendi||The reason for the decision|
|abstineas igitur damnandis; hujus enim vel una potens ratio est, ne crimina nostra sequantur ex nobis geniti; quoniam dociles imitandis turpibus ac pravis omnes sumus||let us refrain from doing ill; for one powerful reason, lest our children should follow our crimes; we are all too prone to imitate whatever is base and depraved (Juvenal)|
|auro loquente nihil pollet quævis ratio||when gold speaks, not even the least reason avails|
|de non apparentibus et (de) non existentibus eadem est ratio||the reasoning must be the same with respect to things that do not appear as to things that do not exist (Coke)|
|diis proximus ille est quem ratio, non ira movet, qui facta rependens consilio punire potest||he is next to the gods, whom reason, not passion, impels, and who, after weighing the facts, can measure the punishment with discretion (Claudian)|
|domina omnium et regina ratio||reason is the mistress and queen of all things (Cicero)|
|dux vitæ ratio||reason is the guide of life|
|est enim lex nihil aliud nisi recta et a numine deorum tracta ratio, imperans honesta, prohibens contraria||for law is nothing else but right reason supported by the authority of the gods, commanding what is honorable and prohibiting the contrary (Cicero)|
|hæc vivendi ratio mihi non convenit||this mode of living does not suit me (Cicero)|
|in contingentibus et liberis tota ratio facti stat in voluntate facientis||in contingent and free things, all the reason of the fact lies in the will of the doer|
|iudicium, placitum, decretum, ratio||judgment|
|lex est ratio summa insita in natura, quæ jubet ea, quæ facienda sunt, prohibetque contraria||law is the highest reason implanted in nature, which commands what ought to be done and forbids what is contrary (Cicero)|
|longe mea discrepat istis et vox et ratio||both my language and my sentiments differ widely from theirs (Horace)|
|Mors ultima ratio||Death is the final accounting|
|plus apud me (or nos) tamen vera ratio valebit quam vulgi opinio||sound argument will have more weight with me (or us) than popular opinion (Cicero)|
|plus ratio quam vis cæca valere solet||reason can generally effect more than blind force (Cornelius Gallus)|
|qui fit, Mæcenas, ut nemo, quam sibi sortem seu ratio dederit, seu fors objecerit, illa contentus vivat; laudet diversa sequentes?||how does it happen, Mæcenas, that no one lives content with the lot that either reason has chosen for him or chance has thrown in his way; but that he praises the fortune of those who follow other pursuits? (Horace)|
|quid fit, Mæcenas, ut nemos, quam sibi sortem seu ratio dederit, seu sors objecerit, illa contentus vivat, laudet divera sequentes?||how comes it, Mæcenas, that no person is contented with his course in life, whether selected by choice, or thrown in his way by chance, but that all praise those who follow a different pursuit? (Horace)|
|quod nunc ratio est, impertus ante fuit||what is now reason was formerly impulse (Ovid)|
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