46 Losing Friends Quotes and Sayings for Inspiration

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Losing Friends Quotes and Sayings

If you should die before me, ask if you could bring a friend. ~ Stone Temple Pilots.

False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade. ~ Christian Nestell Bovee.

Friendship must never be buried under the weight of misunderstanding. ~ Sri Chinmoy.

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.

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. ~ Martin Luther King.


That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end. ~ Francis Quareles.

Love is not to be purchased, and affection has no price. The friendship that can cease has never been real. ~ St. Jerome.

Top Losing Friends Quotes and Sayings

The death of a friend is equivalent to the loss of a limb. ~ German Proverb.

The bond between friends cannot be broken by chance; no interval of time or space can destroy it. Not even death itself can part true friends. ~ St. John Cassian.

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth. ~ Robert Southey.

But fate ordains that dearest friends must part. ~ Edward Young.

A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. ~ Proverbs 18:24.

Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. ~ Richard Bach.


It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. ~ Confucius.

Breaking with old friends is one of the most painful of the changes in all that piling up of a multitude of small distasteful changes that constitutes growing older. ~ John Dos Passos.

Friendship is delicate as a glass, once broken it can be fixed but there will always be cracks. ~ Waqar Ahmed.

No person is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow. ~ Alice Walker.

There’s a thing that keeps surprising you about stormy old friends after they die; their silence. ~ Ben Becht.

Best Losing Friends Quotes and Sayings

If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, do not accept, as you may lose a friend. ~ Saint Augustine.

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship. ~ Sir Francis Bacon.

And ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. ~ Khalil Gibran.

Life without a friend is like a death without a witness. ~ Spanish Proverb.

You don’t know who is important to you until you actually lose them. ~ Mahatma Gandhi.

We can’t feel the loss of a friend until they are apart from us. ~ Debolina.

It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone. ~ John Steinbeck.

Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow ray of a departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart. ~ Washington Irving.

Popular Losing Friends Quotes and Sayings

An insincere 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.

To lose a friend is the greatest of all losses. ~ Publilius Syrus.

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance. ~ Henry David Thoreau.

Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them. ~ Francesco Guicciardini.

Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken, it can rarely be put back together in exactly the same way. ~ Charles Kingsley.

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost. ~ Charles Caleb Colton.

The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for. ~ Homer.

When a close friend unexpectedly leaves us, a piece of our heart is forever broken. ~ Chris Lumpkin.

Famous Losing Friends Quotes and Sayings

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. ~ Elizabeth Foley.

Though friendship is not quick to burn, it is explosive stuff. ~ May Sarton.

Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other’s little failings. ~ Jean De La Bruyère.

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. ~ William Blake.

It’s hard to be done a favor by a man you hate. It’s hard to hate him so much afterwards. Losing an enemy can be worse than losing a friend, if you’ve had him for long enough. ~ Joe Abercrombie.


Lovers have a right to betray you friends don’t. ~ Judy Holliday.

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words. ~ Donna Roberts.

Sad Losing Friends Quotes and Sayings

Sometimes we lose friends for whose loss our regret is greater than our grief, and others for whom our grief is greater than our regret. ~ Francois de la Rochefoucauld.

Sometimes your closest friend is your greatest enemy. ~ Jason Fong.

While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil. ~ John Taylor.

Your lost friends are not dead but gone before; advanced a stage or two upon that road which you must travel in the steps they trod. ~ Aristophanes.

True regret is knowing you missed your only opportunity to be simply a good friend to someone that was exactly like you. ~ Shannon L. Alder.

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