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Definition of Whence

Whence

  1. From what place; hence, from what or which source, origin, antecedent, premise, or the like; how; -- used interrogatively.
  2. From what or which place, source, material, cause, etc.; the place, source, etc., from which; -- used relatively.

Whence Quotations

We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came.
John F. Kennedy

Love is higher than the Highest. Love is greater than the Greatest. Yea, it is in a certain sense greater than God; while yet, in the highest sense of all, God is Love, and Love is God. Love being the highest principle is the virtue of all virtues; from whence they flow forth.
Jakob Bohme

Music is intangible and ephemeral, but it comes from the home world of the spirit, and though so fleeting, it is recognized by the spirit as a soul-speech fresh from the celestial realms, an echo from the home whence we are now exiled, and therefore it touches a cord in our being, regardless of whether we realize the true cause or not.
Max Heindel

If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
Socrates

Why should I ask the wise men: Whence is my beginning? I am busy with the thought: Where will be my end?
Muhammad Iqbal
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Whence Translations

whence in German is woher
whence in Hungarian is ahonnan
whence in Italian is donde
whence in Latin is unde
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