Losing Friends Sayings and Quotes

Losing friends is a painful experience. Whether it’s from simply growing apart, betrayal or an unexpected death, the event can be a devastating blow to our emotional wellbeing. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful quotes on losing friends.

Friendship is delicate as a glass, once broken it can be fixed but there will always be cracks. Waqar Ahmed
Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings. Jean De La Bruyere
We all lose friends.. we lose them in death, to distance, and over time. But even though they may be lost, hope is not. The key is to keep them in your heart, and when the time is right, you can pick up the friendship right where you left off. Even the lost find their way home, when you leave the light on. Amy Marie Walz
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
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 like a glass ornament, once it is broken, it can rarely be put back together in exactly the same way. Charles Kingsley
The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship. Sir Francis Bacon
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
The worst pain in the world goes beyond the physical. Even further beyond any other emotional pain one can feel. It is the betrayal of a friend. Heather Brewer
Good God! How often are we to die before we go quite off this stage? In every friend we lose a part of ourselves, and the best part Alexander Pope
If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, do not accept, as you may lose a friend. Saint Augustine
While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil. John Taylor
Though friendship is not quick to burn, it is explosive stuff. May Sarton
It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company. George Washington
I need not fear my enemies because the most they can do is attack me. I need not fear my friends because the most they can do is betray me. But I have much to fear from people who are indifferent. Russian Proverb
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. William Blake
It's hard to tell who has your back, from who has it long enough just to stab you in it'. Nicole Richie
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. Confucius
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
Sometimes the measure of friendship isn't your ability to not harm but your capacity to forgive the things done to you and ask forgiveness for your own mistakes. Randy K. Milholland
We can't feel the lose of a friend until they are apart from us. Debolina
A lost friendship is an enemy won. Proverb
Sometimes your closest friend is your greatest enemy. Jason Fong
Excuse me, then! you know my heart; But dearest friends, alas! must part John Gay
Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetime, is certain for those who are friends. Richard Bach
You meet people who forget you. You forget people you meet. But sometimes you meet those people you can't forget. Those are your friends. Unkown
Some say that time changes. Best friends can become strangers. Good Charlotte
But fate ordains that dearest friends must part. Edward Young
In losing a friend, she is reminded of all she has lost and all she stands to lose again. There is nothing to be done to make it any easier. We all grieve alone. Alice Hoffman