"The entire career of a Bodhisattva is governed by two major characteristics: Wisdom and Compassion.
Buddhahood is accomplished by Wisdom, but the act of becoming a Buddha is accomplished by Compassion. A Bodhisattva's own liberation is achieved through Wisdom, but his goal of liberating others is achieved through Compassion. With Wisdom he recognizes others' suffering and with Compassion eliminates it. Due to his Wisdom he becomes disentangled from Samsara but due to his Compassion he remains in it.
Owing to his Wisdom, the Bodhisattva remains unattached to the world, but with his Compassion he embraces the world. Because of Wisdom he does not become conceited, because of Compassion he does not become discouraged. Wisdom brings self-advancement, and Compassion brings others' advancement. More than all else, Wisdom brings him Lordship of the Dharma, and Compassion brings him Lordship of the world."
The Venerable 3rd Bardor Tulku Rinpoche