Many say, “the application of knowledge is wisdom,” I wish to include and disseminate this statement, “the application of wisdom is intelligence” simply for the fact that there is a distinct difference between ‘knowledge’ and wisdom.
Knowledge is the result of past experiences, it is an amalgam or intangible reservoir of miscellaneous data and information. This intangible amalgamation of experiences measures itself against the present, and this very measuring is a process, “process” implies ‘time’, which is “from now to later.” Intelligence, however, is not of time, for it exists in a constant state of manifestation (manifesting), it is not “fixed” or ‘situated’ within the confines of a barrier, such as memory. Intelligence acts and corresponds in exact accordance with “what is” spontaneously, whether it is danger or a response to a particular stimulus.
With knowledge one must internally ‘recollect’ and ‘recognize’ data or information once captured through experience, this internal act of recognition is the action of seeking. The seeking occurs within an interval, the interval of “from perception (of a thing) to mentation (forming the idea about the thing with the use of memory in order to bring about a response or reaction.” Thus, knowledge and intelligence are not synonymous terms, yes they may be interrelated because knowledge is a derivative of intelligence, and intelligence moves through the space of knowledge (the psyche), but, as we can clearly see, there is a dichotomy between the two.
An example of intelligence is intuition and instinct, whereas, knowledge is thought and manual cognitive processing (which is analysis, memorization, etc.)