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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

I am of the African race, and in the colour which is natural to them of the deepest dye; and it is under a sense of the most profound gratitude to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe.
Benjamin Banneker

It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying, and thereby they achieve great results.
Sun Tzu

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
Aristotle

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

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