Looking at the definition of *Talmid Chacham* as it is found in [Sefer Kehillat Yaacov][1] of [Rabbi Yaacov Tzvi Yolles][2], z"l, it says the distinguishing characteristics of a talmid chacham are primarily: kindness and understanding.

That these traights are a consequence of studying G-d's ways, like we learn from Rabbi Elazar quoting Rabbi Chaninah (Brachot 64a, Yevamot 122b, Nazir 66b, Keritot 28b and Tamid 32b), "Talmidei Chachamim increase peace in the world, as it says *And all your children are Students of G-d, your children increase peace. Do not read, 'your children, but your builders.*

The intention is that Talmidei Chachamim increase peace, meaning the covenant of peace, in the world.




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  [1]: http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=44143&st=&pgnum=293&hilite=
  [2]: http://dailyzohar.com/tzadikim/314-Rabbi-Yaakov-Tzvi-Yalish-Yolles-of-Dinov
  [3]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/qZWmB.png