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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 intelligent ruler makes the law select men and makes no arbitrary appointment himself; he makes the law measure merits and makes no arbitrary judgment himself.
Han Fei

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

He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.
Aristotle

A wise ruler ought never to keep faith when by doing so it would be against his interests.
Niccolo Machiavelli
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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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