9 Awesome Quote Books About Friendship

By Beth Braccio Hering

Friendships enrich our lives in ways both subtle and profound. We hope that those who have listened to our stories, provided a needed hug, or simply made each day a little brighter through their presence know how much their actions mean. Finding the right words to capture that appreciation, however, can prove challenging.

Whether you’re seeking a way to celebrate a friendship forged in grade school that has withstood the test of time or looking for something to raise the spirits of a friend currently going through a tough period, a book of friendship quotes can eloquently express what’s in your heart and mind. See which of the following publications strikes a chord for your special friendships.

Words for Friends to Live By

By Mary Engelbreit

Buy It: $10.40

Already well known for her charming greeting cards and calendars, illustrator Mary Engelbreit combines some of her favorite drawings with pearls of wisdom from scripture, literature, and folklore in this beautiful hardcover. It’s her own words at the beginning, however, that succinctly summarize the book’s overall feel: “I believe that without friends to fill my life, I would have no life to fill my art.”

Best Friends Forever: Friendship Quotes for You and Your Best Friend

By TheQuoteWell

Buy It: $7.99

Touted as “a testament to the friends in our life that we cherish most,” this book is divided into chapters featuring quotes on what friendship means, defining a true friend, the value of friendship, and the wisdom of friendship.

Sample quote: “One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.” – Clifton Paul Fadiman

Friendship Greatest Quotes

By Madison Bryan

Buy It: $5.49

Well-written quotes capture feelings and observations with memorable grace. Bryan’s book collects some of the best pithy reflections on friendship and encourages readers to employ them in their communications to truly get their thoughts across.

Sample quote: “Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other.” – Oliver Goldsmith

Friends: The Family We Choose

By Jax Berman

Buy It: $5.95

Looking for the perfect little gift for your BFF? Consider this 80-page, full-color mini-book with friendship quotes both timeless (“No friendship is an accident.” – O. Henry) and modern (“There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.” – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone). Plus, it comes with an attached ribbon with a gold-plated charm as a bookmark.

Thank You for Being My Friend: Friendship Quotes for a Special Friend

By Julie Stevenson

Buy It: $5.62

Recipients of this independently published book will be treated to a plethora of quotes about different aspects of friendship. Add a personal touch by filling in the page at the beginning with your name and the recipient’s. That will ensure your loved one will treasure this gift for years to come.

Friends Forever Wherever Whenever: A Little Book of Big Appreciation

By Karen Salmansohn

Buy It: $10.62

Reviewers of self-help guru Karen Salmansohn’s works note her ability to “pack a library’s worth of proven insights into all she does,” and this colorful gift book is no exception. A reader can’t help but smile when presented with proverbs such as “A friend is someone who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.”

Friendship Isn’t a Big Thing, It’s a Million Little Things: The Art of Female Friendship

By Becca Anderson

Buy It: $19.95

Show the important women in your life just how much they mean to you with this book celebrating the special bond between girlfriends.

Sample quote: “There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one’s self, the very meaning of one’s soul.” – Edith Wharton

New Day New Way: 250 Quotes on Friendship

By Dr. Heidi Tempest

Buy It: $9.99

Along with quotes from people both well known and not so famous, this journal provides ample space to jot down personal observations and memories about friendship. The publication includes a section of friendship challenges – ideas designed to bring people together and show appreciation.

Sample quote: “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

365 Daily Affirmations for Friendship

By Jan Yager, Ph.D.

Buy It: $14.95

In addition to providing a multitude of famous quotes, friendship and relationship coach Jan Yager offers original sayings and guidance for readers to create their own affirmations. This book includes overviews of research on the physical and mental benefits of friendship, as well as hands-on activity pages designed to improve personal and workplace friendships. This book is a good choice to present to someone important: you!

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