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60 Fake Friends Quotes and Sayings to Recognize the Real Ones

Fake friends quotes and sayings to help you cherish the real ones

Humans possess the inherent ability to network and seek out their tribe.

Whether it’s through work, school, or just everyday activities, friendships are bound to develop.

Although friends are usually the ones who we grow with and add joy to our lives, through time, friendships can dissolve because of underlying unfavorable qualities or differences.

Whether it’s at work or in a social group, we all have to deal with fake friends at some points in our lives.

If you’re in a friendship where you do not feel your needs are fully supported or acknowledged, maybe it’s time to gracefully end the relationship.

Looking for fake friends quotes and sayings?

If you find yourself in this situation, use these fake friends quotes to restore faith in yourself and your ability to attract positive relationships.


Fake friends quotes to help you cherish the real ones

1.) “Learn to use the criticism as fuel and you will never run out of energy.” – Orrin Woodward


2.) “The only thing more frustrating than slanderers is those foolish enough to listen to them.” – Chris Jammi


3.) “Someone who smiles too much with you can sometimes frown too much with you at your back.” – Michael Bassey Johnson


4.) “Fake friends are like shadows: always near you at your brightest moments, but nowhere to be seen at your darkest hour. True friends are like stars, you don’t always see them but they are always there.” – Habeeb Akande


5.) “Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.” George Washington Carver


6.) “Hatred imprisons the haters; love opens doors.” – Debasish Mridha


7.) “Controllers, abusers, and manipulative people don’t question themselves. They don’t ask themselves if the problem is them…they always say the problem is someone else.” – Darlene Quimet


8.) “Friendship is delicate as a glass, once broken it can be fixed but there will always be cracks.” – Waqar Ahmed


9.) “Knowledge planted in truth grows in truth. Strength born of peace loses nothing to hate.” – Aberjhani


10.) “The strong-minded rise to the challenge of their goals and dreams. The weak-minded become haters.” – Steve Maraboli



Quotes about fake friends and moving on

11.) “Friends ask you questions; enemies question you.” – Criss Jami


12.) “Buy a gift for a dog and you will be amazed at the way it will dance and swerve its tail, but if you don’t have anything to offer it, it won’t even recognize your arrival; such are the attributes of fake friends.” – Michael Bassey Johnson


13.) “Letting go of toxic people in your life is a big step in loving yourself.” – Hussein Nishah


14.) “People only throw shade on what’s shining.” ― Genereux Philip


15.) “Mindset matters…always. The difference found between the victorious and the envious, the successful and the haters; is mindset.” ― Steve Maraboli


16.) “You create more space in your life when you turn your excess baggage to garbage.” – Chinonye J. Chudolue


17.) “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” – Arnold H. Glasow


18.) “Most people want to see you do better, but not doing better than them.” – London Mond


19.) “Just as the unwanted pregnancy, there are unwanted people in your life you should strive to abort, and such abortion is not sin, nor harm, but the eradication of a destructive foetus.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson


20.) “Some people think that the truth can be hidden with a little cover-up and decoration. But as time goes by, what is true is revealed, and what is fake fades away.” – Ismail Haniyeh



Quotes on how to deal with fake friends

21.) “False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.” – Richard Burton


22.) “We never lose friends. We simply learn who the real ones are.” – Unknown


23.) “An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.” – Buddha


24.) “Before you count your friends, make sure you can count on them. Some friends are only around when they want something from you but are never there when you need something from them.” – Rashida Rowe


25.) “A friend who stands with you in pressure is more valuable than a hundred ones who stand with you in pleasure.” – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton


26.) “Time passes and you begin to see, people for who they really are and not who they pretend to be.” – Scarlet Koop


27.) “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.” ― Jane Austen


28.) “Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because…they aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go.”  –  Daniell Koepke


29.) “It makes no sense to try to extend a friendship that was only meant to be a season into a lifetime.” – Mandy Hale


30.) “Fake friends are like shadows. They follow you in the sun but leave you in the dark.”



Fake friends quotes for those who betrayed you

31.) “If it comes, let it come. If it goes, it’s ok, let it go. Let things come and go. Stay calm, don’t let anything disturb your peace, and carry on.” ― Germany Kent


32.) “Stay true to yourself. An original is worth more than a copy.” – Suzy Kassem


33.) “A lot of problems in the world would disappear if we talk to each other instead of about each other.” – Unknown


34.) “Better an honest enemy than a false friend.” – German Proverb


35.) “Some people aren’t loyal to you. They are loyal to their need of you. Once their needs change, so does their loyalty.” – Unknown


36.) “Trolls and haters are only distractions from your greater purpose. When you achieve your goals and success, not only will the trolls and haters be forgotten, but they will definitely be looked upon as the biggest fools.” – Kaitlin Gow


37.) “You got nothing to lose. You don’t lose when you lose fake friends.” – Joan Jett


38.) “If people are hating on you it’s often because they are: 1. Threatened by you, 2. Jealous of you or 3. Feeling like you’re above them so they put you down to feel better about themselves. The greatest people have haters for a reason, so take it as a compliment.” ― Jeanette Coron


39.) “Sometimes it’s not the person who changes, it’s the mask that falls off.” – Mhaj Porras


40.) “True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.” – Henry David Thoreau



Fake people quotes and sayings to help you manage

41.) “A friendship that can cease has never been real.”  – St. Jerome


42.) “I got my own back.” – Maya Angelou


43.) “Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end your story. That’s the end of their part in your story.” – Unknown


44.) “We teach people how to treat us.” – Dr. Phil


45.) “Fire false friends as early as possible. Do it before they dig out the dream seeds you’ve planted. The earlier, the better; the quicker, the safer.” – Israelmore Ayivor


46.) “Fake friends believe in rumors. Real friends believe in you.” – Unknown


47.) “Lovers have a right to betray you, friends don’t.”  – Judy Holliday


48.) “One of the biggest flaws of people is pretending to be blind to their own mistakes, but do not pretend deaf towards the mistakes of others.” – Unknown


49.) “At some point you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life.” – Sandi Lynn


50.) “No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” – Alice Walker


Other fake friend quotes about people and their lies


51.) “Life is all about losing friends, the people you know. So, just that you get better at finding the ones worth suffering for.” ― Mohit Kaushik


52.) “We never lose friends, fake ones are exposed.” ― Carlos Wallace


53.) “Being too nice is a crime today.Fake friends are every where around you. they will use you and when you are of no use, throw you away like a wrapper .” ― Shizra


54.) “Always be careful of your friend who loves your enemy; you either trust such a fellow for your life or for your death!” ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah


55.) “Fake friends are with you today and against you tomorrow.whatever they say defines them not you .” ― Shizra


56.) “Nobody wants to know how you feel, yet, they want you to do what they feel.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson


57.) “Some friends are like pennies, two-faced and worthless.” – Unknown


58.) False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports. – Richard Burton


59.) “An honest enemy is better than a best friend who lies.” – Vandi Tanko


60.) “Be very careful of who you share your problem with, remember that not every friend that smiles at you is your best friend.” – Kemmy Nola


Were you able to relate to these fake friends quotes and sayings?

No matter if you’re currently dealing with toxic friendships, a fake friend, or even acknowledging natural pruning of social relationships, don’t dwell on the negatives.

Take the time to focus on your own strengths. Do what brings you joy. Live your life with a positive outlook and cherish the true friends who have stayed with you through hard times.


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  1. Alex

    August 16, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Some people will stab you in the back and then ask you why you are bleeding. Thanks for sharing.

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