Hoc volo, sic iubeo, sit pro ratione voluntas  

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"Hoc volo, sic iubeo, sit pro ratione voluntas" is a dictum by Juvenal which translates as "I wish it, I command it. Let my will take the place of a reason."

It is recorded in the Satyrae.

It is featured in this fragment:

'"Crucify that slave." "What is the charge, to call for such a punishment? What witness can you produce? Who gave the information? Listen! Where man's life is at stake no deliberation can be too long." "Idiot! so a slave is a man then! Granted he has done nothing. I will it, I insist on it! Let my will stand instead of reason!"'





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