All that matters is those real friends who are truly by your side through thick and thin, and these fake friends quotes will gift you with perspective on the difference between those who are real and who aren’t.

After all, the only friends who really matter in life are the ones who are right there by your side no matter what the circumstance. Don’t get fooled or taken for granted, let these quotes about fake friends and quotes about fake people show you how to see people for who they are underneath the surface.

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

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.

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

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

Fake Friends Quotes to enlighten you

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

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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

Fake friends quotes to remind you the value of your true friends

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

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

Fake friends quotes to help you cherish the real ones

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

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

Fake Friends Quotes about broken friendships

9.) “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

Fake Friends Quotes about insincere people

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

Fake Friends Quotes about haters

Quotes about fake friends and moving on

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

 Fake Friends Quotes about darkness

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

Quotes about fake friends and moving on

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

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

Fake friends quotes on how to deal with them

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

Fake friends quotes on how to deal with them

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


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

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

Fake friends quotes for those who betrayed you

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 friends quotes and fake people quotes 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

 Fake friends quotes and fake people quotes to help you manage

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

Fake friends 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

Fake friends quotes about people and their lies

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

Fake friends quotes to help you treasure the true ones

61.) “You never lose Friends.
Real ones will always stay – no matter what
and the fakes, you don’t need anyways.” ― Drishti Bablani

62.) “Some people are willing to betray years of friendship just to get a little bit of the spotlight.” – Lauren Conrad

63.) “You should be aware of fake friends because it is the hardest to be aware of.” ― Eraldo Banovac

64.) “I hate fake people. You know what I’m talking about. Mannequins.” – Jarod Kintz

65.) “Make sure the lions you roll with aren’t snakes in disguise.” – Genereux Philip

Fake friends quotes to help you treasure the true ones

66.) “Best friends has 11 letters, but so does Backstabber.” – Wiz Khalifa

67.) “Anyone that hates on you is always below you, because they’re just jealous of what you have.” –  Miley Cyrus

68.) “Don’t fear the enemy that attacks you, but the fake friend that hugs you.” – Unknown

69.) “He who is jealous, is never jealous of what you see, with what is imagined is enough.” – Jacinto Benavente

70.) “A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!” – Doug Larson

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71.) “Sometimes the person you’d take a bullet for ends up being behind the gun.” – Tupac

72.) “A genuine enemy is more useful than a fake friend.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

73.) “You always knew after shitty things happened, who your friends really were.” – Jodi Picoult

74.) “What greater wound is there than a false friend?” – Sophocles

75.) “It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, can never know what true friendship means.” – Charles Kingsley

76.) “Eliminate those fake friends who seem real when you have something and disappear when you have nothing.” – Rashida Rowe

77.) “The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.” – William Penn

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78.) “The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.” – Bette Midler

79.) “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” – Oprah Winfrey

80.) “Being betrayed is one of the most valuable lessons life can teach.” – Shania Twain

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

Whether 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.

Which of these fake friends quotes resonated with you best? Do you have any other favorite quotes to add to the list? Let us know in the comment section below. We would love to hear all about it.



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