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.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Richard Puz
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
When one has lost a friend one’s eyes should be neither dry nor streaming. Tears, yes, there should be, but not lamentation. Seneca
Life without a friend is like a death without a witness. Spanish Proverb
Love is not to be purchased, and affection has no price. The friendship that can cease has never been real. St. Jerome
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
I had a friend who was a clown. When he died, all his friends went to the funeral in one car. Steven Wright
If you should die before me, ask if you could bring a friend. Stone Temple Pilots
He had once thought that it was strange to have a friend you'd never met. Now it was even stranger, losing a friend you'd never really had. Tad Williams
A good friend is hard to find, hard to lose and impossible to forget. unknown
Friendship means understanding, not agreement. It means forgiveness, not forgetting. It means the memories last, even if contact is lost. unknown
It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, and a day to love them, but it takes an entire lifetime to forget them. unknown
Make as many friends as you can, but don’t build your life on them alone. It’s an unstable foundation. unknown
No one is really busy. It all depends on what number you are on their priority list. unknown
Some people aren’t loyal to you. They are loyal to their need of you. Once their needs change, so does their loyalty. unknown
Sometimes you have to give up on people. Not because you don’t care, because they don’t. unknown
Why does it take a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye? unknown
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
Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still. For they must needs be present, that love and live in that which is omnipresent. In this divine glass, they see face to face, and their converse is free as well as pure. This is the comfort of friends, that though they may be said to die, yet their friendship and society are, in the best sense, ever present, because immortal. William Penn