21 thought-provoking quotes about fake friends

QUOTES ABOUT FAKE FRIENDSHow 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 some fingers to spare.

For me, a real friend is someone I could phone at 2 am if I was in serious trouble and be absolutely confident that they’d be straight out to help me in a heartbeat.

Everyone else is just people I know with varying degrees of familiarity.

Yes, there is a broader circle of people with whom I socialise occasionally but my close friends are those I know I can count on when the chips are down.

Many people we know tend to be ‘fair-weather friends‘ and some of them will be genuinely fake. There when it suits them but otherwise they care little for us.

So we have to learn to differentiate the real from the not-so-real when it comes to friends. A real friend will be walking into your life as the rest of the world is walking out.

Here are 21 thought-provoking quotes about fake friends to help you with that process.

Quotes about fake friends (1-10):

  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. Better an honest enemy than a false friend. ~German Proverb
  4. I didn’t lose a friend; I just realized I never had one. ~Author Unknown
  5. Make sure the lions you roll with aren’t snakes in disguise.  ~Genereux Philip
  6. True friends cry when you leave. Fake friends leave when you cry. ~Author Unknown
  7. Pay close attention to the people who don’t clap when you win. ~Author Unknown
  8. Growing up means realizing a lot of your friends aren’t really your friends. ~Author Unknown
  9. Fake friends: once they stop talking to you, they start talking about you. ~Author Unknown
  10. The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies. ~Author Unknown

Quotes about fake friends (11-21):

  1. Sometimes it’s not the people who change it’s the mask that falls off. ~Author Unknown
  2. True friends will always find a way to help you. Fake friends will always find an excuse. ~Author Unknown
  3. You never lose friends. Real ones will always stay, no matter what and the fakes, you don’t need them anyway. ~Drishti Bablani
  4. 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
  5. The same person that speaks highly of you will be the same person that downs you. Be careful who you call friends. ~Author Unknown
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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. Real situations expose fake people. So pay attention. ~Author Unknown

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