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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

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

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

Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him?
Blaise Pascal

The enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution.
Sun Tzu

Conscious of my own weakness, I can only seek fervently the guidance of the Ruler of the Universe, and, relying on His all-powerful aid, do my best to restore Union and peace to a suffering people, and to establish and guard their liberties and rights.
George B. McClellan
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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