Fake Friends Sayings and Quotes

With fake friends, who needs enemies (or shall we say frenemies)? When it comes to friends, it’s often best to choose quality over quantity. Let us help you kick toxic friendships to the curb. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and humorous fake friends quotes to banish faux friends from your life for good.

Fake friends; those who only drill holes under your boat to get it leaking; those who discredit your ambitions and those who pretend they love you, but behind their backs they know they are in to destroy your legacies.     

Israelmore Ayivor

We fear our enemy but the bigger and real fear is that of a fake friend who is sweetest to your face and most vile behind your back.     

Mufti Ismail Menk

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

Someone who smiles too much with you can sometime frown too much with you at your back.     

Michael Bassey Johnson

I despise the rituals of fake friendship. I wish we could just claw each other's eyes out and call it a day; instead we put on huge radiant smiles and spout compliments until our teeth hurt from the saccharine sweetness of it all.     

Jody Gehrman

Be very careful of who you share your problem with, remember that not every friend that smile at you is your best friend.     

Kemmy Nola

It is hard to deal with someone who smiles and pretends to like you to your face and sticks that eight inch blade in your back when you turn around.     

Nishan Panwar

A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines.     

Benjamin Franklin

An honest enemy is better than a false friend. When in doubt, pay more attention to what people do and less to what they say. Actions not only speak louder than words, they are more difficult to fake.     

Zero Dean

Time alone can prove the worth of friendship. As time goes by we lose the the false ones and keep the best. True friends stay when all the rest are gone.     

Ritu Ghatourey

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.     

The Buddha

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

A friend who stands with you in pressure is more valuable than a hundred ones who stand with you in pleasure.     

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Most people want to see you to do better, but not doing better than them.     

London Mond

An honest enemy is better than a best friend who lies.     

Vandi Tanko

Always sleep with one eye open. Never take anything for granted. Your best friends might just be your enemies.     

Sara Shepard

Pretend to be poor in reality and you'll notice a decrease in your friends list and request.     

Michael Bassey Johnson

Fake friends are like autumn leaves, they're scattered everywhere.     

Author Unknown

You always knew after sh— things happened, who your friends really were.     

Jodi Picoult

Better an honest enemy than a false friend.     

German Proverb

Watch who you call friend, because friends are the same ones that will leak your business to everyone after y'all not friends anymore.     

Ritu Ghatourey

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

You got nothing to lose. You don't lose when you lose fake friends.     

Joan Jett

Keep talking about me behind my back, and watch God keep blessing me in front of your face.     

Author Unknown

Every coin has two sides, just like most people have two faces.     

Author Unknown

I used to think enemies were the worst people in the world, but that was until I met fake friends and realized that they're a lot worse.     

Author Unknown

The same person that speaks highly of you will be the same person that downs you. Be careful who you call friends.     

Author Unknown

Better to have an enemy who slaps you in the face than a friend who stabs you in the back.     

Author Unknown

An enemy, who is honest and shows his/her hate openly is better than a friend who is liar and putting you down secretly.     

Author Unknown

A false friend, a friendly fraud: both are like thieves.     

Yoruba Proverb

A false friend is like the shadow of a sundial.     

French Proverb

Friends are like melons. Shall I tell you why? To find a good one, you must a hundred try.     

Claude Mermet

To betray you must first belong. I never belonged.     

Kim Philby

If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.     

E.M. Forster

Brother, even by our mother’s dust, I charge you, do not betray me to your mirth or hate.     

John Ford

In one respect indeed, our employment may be reckoned dishonest, because, like great Statesmen, we encourage those who betray their friends.     

John Gay

Is it possible to succeed without any act of betrayal?     

Jean Renoir

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.     

Jim Morrison

A friend to all is a friend to none.     


A friendship founded on business is good deal better than a business founded on friendship.     

John D. Rockefeller

A lot of problems in the world would disappear if we talk to each other instead of about each other.     


A person's character is shown through their actions in life NOT where they sit on Sunday.     

Navonne Johns

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.     

Walter Winchell

A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!     

Doug Larson

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.     

Arnold H. Glasow

Be yourself. An original is worth more than a copy.     

Suzy Kassem

Betray a friend and you’ll often find you have ruined yourself.     


Don’t fear the enemy that attacks you, but the fake friend that hugs you.     


Fake friends are like shadows: they follow you in the sun, but leave your side when in gets dark.     


Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.     

George Washington Carver

Friends are born, not made.     

Henry Adams

Friendship is also about liking a person for their failings, their weakness. It’s also about mutual help, not about exploitation.     

Paul Theroux

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

Waqar Ahmed

I hate two faced people, it makes it harder for me to decide which side to slap first.     


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

In fact a lot of problems in this world would disappear if we talk to each other instead of about each other.     


In life, you have a choice: Bitter or Better? Choose better, forget bitter.     

Nick Vujicic

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.     

William Blake

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


It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, can never know what true friendship means.     

Charles Kingsley

It’s hard to tell who has your back, from who has it long enough just to stab you in it…     

Nicole Richie

Knowledge planted in truth grows in truth. Strength born of peace loses nothing to hate.     


Learn to use the criticism as fuel and you will never run out of energy.     

Orrin Woodward

Letting go of toxic people in your life is a big step in loving yourself.     

Hussein Nishah

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

Lovers have a right to betray you, friends don’t.     

Judy Holliday

Many people would be scared if they saw in the mirror, not their faces..but their character.     


My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.     

Mitch Hedberg

Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.     


No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.     

Alice Walker

Once they stop talking to you, they start talking about you.     


Share your weaknesses. Share your hard moments. Share your real side. It’ll either scare away every fake person in your life or it will inspire them to finally let go of that mirage called "perfection," which will open the doors to the most important relationships you’ll ever be a part of.     

Dan Pearce

Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end your story. That’s the end of their part in your story.     


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

Sometimes, you have to give up on people. Not because you don’t care but because they don’t.     

Jennifer Green

Stab the body and it heals, but injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime.     

Mineko Iwasaki

The friendship that can cease has never been real.     

St. Jerome

The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.     

William Penn

The strong-minded rise to the challenge of their goals and dreams. The weak-minded become haters.     

Steve Maraboli

The worst part about success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.     

Bette Midler

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

This is what happens. You tell your friends your most personal secrets, and they use them against you.     

Sophie Kinsella

To me, the thing that is worse than death is betrayal. You see, I could conceive death, but I could not conceive betrayal.     

Malcolm X

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.     

Henry David Thoreau

What’s the whole point of being pretty on the outside when you’re so ugly on the inside?     

Jess C. Scott

You cannot always trust what you see. Even salt looks like sugar.     


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