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Definition of Ruler

Ruler

  1. One who rules; one who exercises sway or authority; a governor.
  2. A straight or curved strip of wood, metal, etc., with a smooth edge, used for guiding a pen or pencil in drawing lines. Cf. Rule, n., 7 (a).

Ruler Quotations

If fighting is sure to result in victory, than you must fight, even though the ruler forbid it; if fighting will not result in victory, then you must not fight even at the ruler's bidding.
Sun Tzu

The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life, not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.
Walt Whitman

I have no religion, and at times I wish all religions at the bottom of the sea. He is a weak ruler who needs religion to uphold his government; it is as if he would catch his people in a trap.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

In politics a capable ruler must be guided by circumstances, conjectures and conjunctions.
Catherine the Great
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Ruler Translations

ruler in Dutch is liniaal
ruler in German is Herrscher, Lineal
ruler in Italian is regolo, regolatore, sovrano
ruler in Latin is rector
ruler in Spanish is gobernante
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