1. "The carrion birds sat about the topmost corners of the houses with their wings outstretched in attitudes of exhortation like dark little bishops."
- Quote by Cormac McCarthy
4. "In the Hebrews passage three preventives are listed for a calloused Christian heart. The first is daily exhortation of one another (3:13)."
- Charles C. Ryrie, Balancing the Christian Life: 25th Anniversary Edition
5. "That near-smile flicked across her face. "Look long enough," she said softly, "out or in, and you'll be glad you are who you are." Whether she meant it as an observation or exhortation, he would not ask, or imagine."
- Susan Vreeland, Girl in Hyacinth Blue
6. "Although Martin Luther's theological message was couched as an exhortation to all Christian people, his frame of reference, the human experiences on which he drew and his emotional sympathies, or almost entirely German."
- Andrew Pettegree, Brand Luther: How an Unheralded Monk Turned His Small Town into a Center of Publishing
7. "Works are simply a natural part of faith. James’s statement is about the inherent nature of faith, about what makes it up. It concerns what believing something really amounts to. It is not an exhortation to prove that one has faith or to work to keep one’s faith alive."
- Dallas Willard, The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives
8. "Shakespeare’s Henry V—the story of a willful and immature prince who becomes a passionate but sensitive, callous but sentimental, inspiring but flawed king—begins with the exhortation O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend / The brightest heaven of invention."
- Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs
9. "There cannot be a surer rule, nor a stronger exhortation to the observance of it, than when we are taught that all the endowments which we possess are divine deposits entrusted to us for the very purpose of being distributed for the good of our neighbor."
- John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion
10. "We all know that it’s no good simply telling people to love one another. One more exhortation to love, to patience, to forgiveness, may remind us of our duty. But as long as we think of it as duty we aren’t very likely to do it. The point of 1 Corinthians 13 is that love is not our duty; it is our destiny."
- N.T. Wright, Surprised by Hope