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LibraryWhat you are, is what you have done.  What you will be, is what you do now.   Buddha

What is Knowledge?
Cognition:

  • The psychological result of perception, learning and reasoning.
  • Knowledge is explicit, consisting of anything that can be codified, or expressed
    in words, numbers, and other symbols (such as plans, manuals, scientific
    formulae, graphics), and can, as a result, be easily articulated and managed.
  • Knowledge is also tacit or intuitive, expressed through the exercise of judgement
    and reasoned decision making.

Intelligence:

  • An umbrella term used to describe a property of the mind that encompasses
    many related abilities, such as the capacities to reason, to plan, to solve
    problems, to comprehend ideas, to think abstractly, to use language and to learn.
  • Intelligence may also include traits such as creativity, personality, character,
    accumulated knowledge and wisdom.

Wisdom:

  • Knowledge, understanding, experience, discretion and intuitive understanding,
    along with a capacity to favourably apply these qualities toward finding solutions
    to problems.

Compassion:

  • A manifestation of all that is best in human nature … sharing, readiness to
    give comfort, sympathy, concern and caring.
  • In the compassionate person, care and love towards others has its origins
    in care and love for oneself.
  • We begin to understand others when we begin to understand ourselves.
  • We begin to know what is best for others when we begin to know what is
    best for ourselves.
  • We begin to feel for others when we begin to feel for ourselves.
  • Definition compilations are courtesy of various sources, including Merriam-Webster
    Online and Wikipedia.