Gnostics: those who embody the highest ethical and spiritual values, such as temperance, diligence, humility, chastity, generosity, etc. To understand what a Gnostic is, you must first understand what Gnosis is.
Throughout our entire history, there has been a protected and difficult to acquire knowledge. Those who received it had to prove themselves worthy through their ethics and their capacity for sacrificing for others. Thus, those who received this knowledge, and in turn carried forward to the next generations, were the greatest artists, philosophers, musicians, scientists, religious leaders, and more, both men and women, and from every culture and civilization in the world.