21 thought-provoking quotes about fake friends


How often do you hear people say, Oh, I have loads of friends? For a very lucky few that may be true. However mostly it’s not true at all. Almost always, real friends can be counted on the fingers of one hand with fingers to spare. So we have to learn to differentiate the real from the not so real when it comes to friends. Here are 21 thought provoking quotes about fake friends to help you with that process.

  1. You don’t lose when you lose fake friends. ~Joan Jett
  2. A fake friend is an enemy in disguise. ~Ellen J. Barrier 
  3. Pay close attention to the people who don’t clap when you win. ~Author Unknown
  4. Better an honest enemy than a false friend. ~German Proverb
  5. Sometimes it’s not the people who change it’s the mask that falls off. ~Author Unknown
  6. Make sure the lions you roll with aren’t snakes in disguise.  ~Genereux Philip
  7. I didn’t lose a friend; I just realized I never had one. ~Author Unknown
  8. Everybody isn’t your friend. Just because they hang around you and laugh with you doesn’t mean they’re your friends. People pretend well. At the end of the day, real situations expose fake people. So pay attention. ~Author Unknown
  9. A true friend cares about what’s going on in your life. A fake friend will make their problems sound bigger. Be a true friend. ~Author Unknown
  10. You never lose friends. Real ones will always stay, no matter what and the fakes, you don’t need them anyway. ~Drishti Bablani
  11. I’ve got more respect for someone who comes out and says they don’t like me than for the ones who act like they do but talk bad about me when I’m not around. ~Mitchell Perry
  12. 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
  13. As we grow up, we realize it becomes less important to have a ton of friends and more important to have real ones. ~Author Unknown
  14. True friends will always find a way to help you. Fake friends will always find an excuse. ~Author Unknown
  15. You don’t lose friends because real friends can never be lost. You lose people masquerading as friends and you’re better for it. ~Mandy Hale
  16. True friends cry when you leave. Fake friends leave when you cry. ~Author Unknown
  17. 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
  18. The same person that speaks highly of you will be the same person that downs you. Be careful who you call friends. ~Author Unknown
  19. Growing up means realizing a lot of your friends aren’t really your friends. ~Author Unknown
  20. Fake friends: once they stop talking to you, they start talking about you. ~Author Unknown
  21. The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies. ~Author Unknown

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5 Quotes to Inspire You

We could all use a little inspiration occasionally. For me I’m inspired by quotes from thinkers and opinion formers. Here are 5 quotes to inspire you today:-

If you have learned how to disagree without being disagreeable, then you have discovered the secret of getting along, whether it be business, family relations, or life itself. ~Bernard Meltzer

Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown. ~Ross Perot

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome. ~Booker T. Washington

The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success. ~Irving Berlin

The man who has done his level best is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure. ~BC Forbes 

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10 of the best quotes

If you have a passion for offbeat quotes then here are 10 of the best quotes you’ll read.

Once again, they’re all by authors unknown. However it would be a genuine pleasure to include credits if readers can shed light on their origin.

Add a comment if you can help. In the meantime, enjoy today’s best quotes:-

  1. A woman’s dream is not the perfect mate. Her dream is to eat without putting on weight.
  2. What’s your best non-swearing insult? “I hope you step on a Lego”.
  3. Never let your best friends get lonely, keep disturbing them.
  4. For the best seat in the house, you’ll have to move the dog.
  5. Laughing is one of the best exercises; it’s like running inside your mind. You can do it almost anywhere and it’s even better with a friend.
  6. The best things in life are free. The rest are too expensive.
  7. Sometimes the best part of my job is that my chair swivels.
  8. I wanted to make a clever chemistry joke but the best ones argon.
  9. Kids, I don’t know if our ceiling is the best ceiling but it’s definitely up there.
  10. The best way to show a giraffe your love is to knit a scarf for it.

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15 Short Funny Quotes

If you love short funny quotes then I’ve found a few you should enjoy. See how many of these you can work into your day.

Here are 15 short funny quotes all of which will raise a smile and all of them are by unknown authors, unfortunately. If would be a pleasure to add a credit to the original authors if any reader is able to shed light on their origin.

  1. I wish my wallet came with free refills.
  2. When nothing is going right, go left.
  3. Maybe if we tell people the brain is an app they’ll start using it.
  4. They said “don’t try this at home” so I came over to your house to try it.
  5. Sometimes I wish I was an octopus, so I could slap eight people at once.
  6. If we shouldn’t eat at night, why is there a light in the refrigerator?
  7. If you’re hotter than me, that means I’m cooler than you.
  8. My wallet is like an onion, opening it makes me cry.
  9. If Cinderella’s shoe fitted perfectly, why did it fall off?
  10. Common sense is like deodorant, those who need it the most never use it.
  11. I don’t run away from hard work, I’m too lazy to run.
  12. Silence is golden, unless you have kids, then it’s just plain suspicious.
  13. Seeing a spider in my room isn’t scary. It’s scary when it disappears.
  14. My bed is a magical place where I suddenly remember everything I forgot to do.
  15. My goal this weekend is to move just enough so people don’t think I’m dead.

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15 Funny Quotes about Life by Authors Unknown

Life doesn’t come with a guarantee. It is what it is and we get out of it about as much as we put in. Some people are lucky and others less so. And we can’t be certain of anything, other than death and taxes. It’s a funny old world when you think about it and the experience of human existence can be funny at times too. Here are 15 funny quotes about life by Authors Unknown to emphasize the point.

Yes life’s hard and for many people it’s extremely tough too. Life can be cruel for many people but for the lucky ones it can be a joy. If you’re one of the lucky ones then embrace life and all the challenges it puts in your path. Through those challenges you will grow.

However don’t take yourself too seriously. No one else does.

Just learn to smile and appreciate whatever is good in your life. Chase success by all means but don’t expect any certainties. Just enjoy whatever comes your way.

Finally remember this; you will make mistakes. So what? Everyone else does too. Just learn from any mistakes you make and move on.

Nothing matters much when you think about it. However laughing at yourself and life is probably the most important coping tool you’ll have at your disposal. So start by laughing at these funny quotes about life and thank those Authors Unknown. 

  1. What do I do for a living? I breathe in and out.
  2. If only common sense were more common.
  3. I really should do something with my life; maybe tomorrow.
  4. I didn’t fall; I’m just spending some quality time with the floor.
  5. Don’t give up on your dreams so soon, sleep longer.
  6. I’m old enough to know better but young enough to do it anyway.
  7. Sunglasses allow you to stare at people without getting caught. It’s like Facebook in real life.
  8. We all have baggage; find someone who loves you enough to help you unpack.
  9. When I said that I cleaned my room, I just meant I made a path from the doorway to my bed.
  10. Taking a shower is awesome; it makes you feel nice and clean; makes you sound like a great singer; and it helps you make all of life’s decisions.
  11. The alphabet begins with ABC; numbers begin with 123; music begins with do-re-mi; and friendship begins with you and me.
  12. Sorry I didn’t pick up my phone, I got carried away dancing to the ringtone.
  13. I love everyone! I love to be around some people; I love to stay away from others; and some I’d just love to punch right in the face!
  14. If we were on a sinking ship and there was only one life vest …… I would miss you so much.
  15. Life doesn’t have any hands but it can sure give you a slap sometimes.

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15 Quotes by Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood has to be one of the coolest movie stars of all time. He’s also a noted filmmaker, musician and political figure too. He’s given us so many memorable movies and numerous memorable lines from those movies. However as a great influencer, he’s also made a few memorable quotes in his public life too. Here are 15 quotes by Clint Eastwood to prove the point.

Some quotes are by Clint as Clint and some are by Clint playing the many memorable characters he played, such as Harry Callahan in Dirty Harry and Walt Kowalski in Gran Torino. Either way they all give us reason to reflect on life and the human condition.

So enjoy these 15 quotes by Clint Eastwood and see how many of them you can work into your day. And those quotes from his movies, can you match quotes with the movies from which they came?

  1. Deserve’s got nothin’ to do with it.
  2. I tried being reasonable but I didn’t like it.
  3. Tomorrow is promised to no one.
  4. Take your work seriously but don’t take yourself seriously.
  5. If you want a guarantee buy a toaster.
  6. Ever noticed how you come across somebody once in a while you shouldn’t have messed with? That’s me.
  7. Respect your efforts; respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt that’s real power.
  8. There’s a rebel lying deep in my soul. Anytime anybody tells me the trend is such and such, I go the opposite direction. I hate the idea of trends. I hate imitation; I have a reverence for individuality.
  9. I’m interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.
  10. Extremism is so easy. You’ve got your position, and that’s it. It doesn’t take much thought. And when you go far enough to the right you meet the same idiots coming around from the left.
  11. I don’t believe in pessimism. If something doesn’t come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it’s going to rain, it will.
  12. Maybe I’m getting to the age when I`m starting to be senile or nostalgic or both, but people are so angry now. You used to be able to disagree with people and still be friends. Now you hear these talk shows, and everyone who believes differently from you is a moron and an idiot – both on the Right and the Left.
  13. If a person is confident enough in the way they feel, whether it’s an art form or whether it’s just in life, it comes off. You don’t have anything to prove; you can just be who you are.
  14. Like most pictures that I’ve done, I’ve had no idea whether anyone would ever want to see ’em. But I figured I’d like to see it.
  15. I know what you’re thinking. “Did he fire six shots or only five?” Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

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21 Sarcasm Quotes by Authors Unknown

They say sarcasm is the lowest form of wit but I’m not so sure. Personally I admire a clever put down or a few sharp words intended to put someone squarely in their place. So here are 21 sarcasm quotes by authors known which made me smile and might just provide you with ammunition next time you need it.

These are some the best sarcasm quotes I’ve seen recently, so enjoy them all and make a mental note of the best ones for future use:- 

  1. Me? Sarcastic? Never!
  2. Zombies eat brains. You’re safe.
  3. Keep rolling your eyes. Maybe you’ll find a brain back there.
  4. If I wanted to kill myself I would climb your ego and jump to your IQ.
  5. Stupidity is not a crime. So you’re free to go
  6. Yes I walked away mid-conversation. You were boring me to death and my survival instincts kicked in.
  7. Your flexibility amazes me. How do you get your foot in your mouth and you head up your ass at the same time?
  8. You never learn anything by doing it right.
  9. If you don’t want a sarcastic answer, don’t ask a stupid question.
  10. I’m returning your nose dear! I found it in my business.
  11. I’m not sarcastic. I’m just intelligent beyond your understanding.
  12. From the moment I saw you I knew I was going to spend the rest of my life avoiding you.
  13. If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
  14. I’m not insulting you. I’m describing you.
  15. Am I free tomorrow? No, I’m expensive.
  16. The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech.
  17. Sarcasm is the body’s natural defence against stupidity.
  18. I’d agree with you but then we’d both be wrong.
  19. I disagree but I respect your right to be stupid.
  20. I stopped listening, so why don’t you stop talking?
  21. Patience: What you have when there are far too many witnesses.

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21 thought provoking quotes about motivation

If you’re having problems getting motivated then here are 21 thought-provoking quotes about motivation that will help you.

Motivation is the enthusiasm you have for what you’re doing or what you’d really like to be doing. It’s a burning desire to pursue your dream. It’s the irrepressibility and steely self-belief you possess. Furthermore it’s the certainty that you know what you want and it’s also the determination you have to get it.

Motivation is the magic ingredient that will translate effort into success. You will not succeed unless you’re genuinely enthusiastic about whatever it is you’re doing. You will succeed if you love what you’re doing and it matters to you.

Your desire must be so great that no one can stop you going where you’ve decided to go. If someone closes the door on you, you will climb through the window. If they build a wall to stop you, you’ll climb over it, no matter how high they build it.

If you can’t find a way, you’ll make a way. That’s motivation. Never accept an answer unless it’s the one you want. With motivation you’ll succeed. Without it you cannot succeed.

That’s one opinion of course but here are the 21 thought-provoking quotes about motivation and they reflect the opinions of some of the greatest thinkers.

  1. The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential. These are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. ~Confucius
  2. Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honour your creator. Not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high but by doing what you can to make grace happen – yourself, right now, right down here on Earth. ~Bradley Whitford
  3. Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. ~Norman Vincent Peale
  4. If you have a strong purpose in life, you don’t have to be pushed. Your passion will drive you there. Roy T. Bennett
  5. Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis. Zig Ziglar
  6. The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it. Jordan Belfort
  7. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. ~Walt Disney
  8. No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist. ~Anonymous
  9. You can do anything, but not everything. ~Anonymous
  10. The starting point of all achievement is desire. ~Napoleon Hill 
  11. Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. ~Pablo Picasso
  12. People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing–that’s why we recommend it daily. ~Zig Ziglar
  13. We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret. ~Earl Nightingale
  14. Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. ~Les Brown
  15. The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same. ~Colin R. Davis
  16. In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it. ~Jane Smiley
  17. You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them. ~Michael Jordan
  18. Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. ~Jim Rohn
  19. People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. ~Dale Carnegie
  20. Be miserable or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice. ~Wayne Dyer
  21. Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all. ~Dale Carnegie

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21 Humorous Quotes by Authors Unknown

By popular demand here are another 21 humorous quotes from authors unknown intended to make you smile dear reader. Especially relevant to those readers desperately in need of something amusing to brighten their day. As a result of this post your day should improve just a little, hopefully.

This is the latest in a collection of humorous quotes put together in response to requests from readers for more laughter and less gloom. They’re probably as funny as any quotes you’ll read today or any day. Maybe you disagree? If so your comments would be welcome.

Of course some readers will question the spelling of ‘humorous’. Some will say surely it should be ‘humourous’? Well that depends on where you live, doesn’t it? What matters is having a laugh, surely? Consequently the spelling doesn’t matter. The choice reflects the spelling preferred by the majority of readers.

So laugh long and laugh loud. Most of all enjoy the moment and then on-pass the smiles to your friends. :-

  1. Santa saw your Facebook posts. This year you’re getting a dictionary. ~Author Unknown
  2. I think something’s missing in my life. Like two or three million dollars. ~Author Unknown
  3. You know you’re a mom when you understand why mama bear’s porridge was cold. ~Author Unknown
  4. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie. ~Author Unknown
  5. I once had a job in an orange juice factory but I got canned because I couldn’t concentrate. ~Author Unknown
  6. It was me, I let the dogs out. ~Author Unknown
  7. Today is one of those days when even my coffee needs a coffee. ~Author Unknown
  8. I’m on that new diet where you eat anything you want and you pray for a miracle. ~Author Unknown
  9. I am one step away from being rich and all I need now is money. ~Author Unknown
  10. I childproofed my house but the kids still get in somehow. ~Author Unknown
  11. Lazy is such an ugly word. I prefer to call it selective participation. ~Author Unknown
  12. I remember years ago when all I wanted to do is be older. I was wrong. ~Author Unknown
  13. People say I act like I don’t care. It’s not an act. ~Author Unknown
  14. Dear life, when I said “can this day get any worse?” it was a rhetorical question, not a challenge. ~Author Unknown
  15. I never make the same mistake twice. I make it three four times, you know, just to be sure! ~Author Unknown
  16. Parenthood is the scariest hood to go through. ~Author Unknown
  17. I was going to take over the world today but I overslept. Postponed, again! ~Author Unknown
  18. Don’t mess with me; I know Karate, Judo, Jujitsu, Kung Fu and 20 other dangerous words. ~Author Unknown
  19. An apple a day keeps anyone anyway, if you throw it hard enough. ~Author Unknown
  20. I’ve made it from the bed to the couch. There’s no stopping me now. ~Author Unknown
  21. That awkward moment you can’t understand what somebody is saying after they’ve repeated it about five times. ~Author Unknown

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15 Quotes by Muhammad Ali

Many people imagine they’re famous but few experience genuine fame and the universal recognition that it brings with it. One such person is the legendary, three-time world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali. Born Cassius Clay he rose above his humble beginnings to become one of the most recognisable and respected faces on the planet. He was also an inspiration to us all.

As well as being a respected sportsman he was also a respected thinker. Consequently the many memorable and thought-provoking quotes he left us continue to offer an insight into the personal philosophy that drove Muhammad Ali to become such a great champion. The 15 quotes by Muhammad Ali included here should prove this point.

Muhammad Ali was driven to become a champion and if his philosophy worked for him, it can work for you too. So here are 15 of the very best quotes by Muhammad Ali:-

  1. I am the greatest; I said that even before I knew I was. ~Muhammad Ali
  2. A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life. ~Muhammad Ali
  3. He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. ~Muhammad Ali
  4. Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing. ~Muhammad Ali
  5. Hating people because of their colour is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which colour does the hating. It’s just plain wrong. ~Muhammad Ali
  6. Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even. ~Muhammad Ali
  7. It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe. ~Muhammad Ali
  8. I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. ~Muhammad Ali
  9. At home I am a nice guy: but I don’t want the world to know. Humble people, I’ve found, don’t get very far. ~Muhammad Ali
  10. Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. ~Muhammad Ali
  11. Don’t count the days; make the days count. ~Muhammad Ali
  12. It’s hard to be humble when you’re as great as I am. ~Muhammad Ali
  13. If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize. ~Muhammad Ali
  14. Braggin’ is when a person says something and can’t do it. I do what I say. ~Muhammad Ali
  15. It’s not bragging if you can back it up. ~Muhammad Ali

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