184+ Fake Friends Quotes

Do you feel like you have fake friends? Does it seem like they always have their own agenda when they talk to you? You’re not alone. Fake friends are everywhere, and they often leave people feeling hurt and confused. Fake friends can make life difficult, but the right quotes can help you realize you don’t need those people in your life. Here are some of the best quotes about fake friends to help you identify the phony people in your life and move on.

Profound fake friends quotes to give you the courage and strength to move on from those who weren’t really supporting you and your dreams. From famous authors to anonymous observations, you’ll find the perfect words to motivate and empower you to stay strong and move forward.

Best Fake Friends Quotes

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is some who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. Oprah Winfrey

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

We teach people how to treat us. Dr. Phil

The word friend is a label anyone can try on. You decide who is best suited to wear it. Carlos Wallace

Eliminate those fake friends who seem real when you have something and disappear when you have nothing. Rashida Rowe

True friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but they are always there. Habeeb Akande

You cannot expect to live a positive life if you hang with negative people. Joel Osteen

There are few things worse than mistaking an enemy for a friend. Wayne Gerard Trotman

No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true. Nathaniel Hawthorne

The problem is, people are being hated when they’re real and loved when they’re fake. Bob Marley

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

Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings, and emotions. Will Smith

Humans are more venomous than snakes. Atef Ashab Uddin Sahil

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

Always be careful of your friend who loves your enemy; you either trust such a fellow for your life or for your death!  Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Life is too short for fake butter or fake people. Karen Salmansohn

I began to enjoy my own generosity; I felt the pleasure of pleasing others, especially as this was accompanied by money-power. I was paying for them; they were grateful, they had to be; and they could no longer see me as a failure. Hanif Kureishi

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.’ Dan Pearce

Better an honest enemy than a false friend. German Proverb

Buy a gift for a dog and you will be amazed at the way it will dance and swerve its tail, but if you don’t have anything to offer it, it won’t even recognize your arrival; such are the attributes of fake friends. Michael Bassey Johnson

You always knew after shitty things happened, who your friends really were. Jodi Picoult

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The friend that can be bought is not worth buying. Irish Proverb

Some of my best friends never say a word to me. Emily Smallmon

You can’t fake listening. It shows. Raquel Welch

You will never have to question the intentions or integrity of people who have your best interest at heart. Germany Kent

A friend to all is a friend to none. Aristotle

Stay away from lazy parasites, who perch on you just to satisfy their needs, they do not come to alleviate your burdens, hence, their mission is to distract, detract and extract, and make you live in abject poverty.  Michael Bassey Johnson

Betrayal is common for men with no conscience. Toba Beta

Are you sincere? Are you yourself? Are you as you look? You don’t have a mask on your face? You speak what you think? Then you are real, then you are not fake! Mehmet Murat ildan

Nobody wants to know how you feel, yet, they want you to do what they feel.  Michael Bassey Johnson

You are not really one of some of your friends’ friends. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

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

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Famous Fake Friends Quotes

Fake friends often save you from being naive. Dr. P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

If you want to be my friend, I prefer honesty to fake praise. Christina Strigas

There are folks you just don’t need. You’re better off without them. Your life is just a little better because they ain’t in it. William Gay

Make sure the lions you roll with aren’t snakes in disguise. Genereux Philip

Some people are willing to betray years of friendship just to get a little bit of the spotlight. Lauren Conrad

A genuine enemy is more useful than a fake friend. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

and the fakes, you don’t need anyways.  Drishti Bablani

The only wolves we got to fear are the ones that wear manskin. George RR Marin

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

The fake people do not dare to come out from their mask and face the truth of the real ones. Ehsan Sehgal

Shattered legs may heal in time, but some betrayals fester and poison the soul. George R.R. Martin

The only thing more frustrating than slanderers is those foolish enough to listen to them. Criss Jami

Fake people have an image to maintain. Real people just don’t care. Hachiman Hikigaya

If I doubt your intentions I will never trust your actions. Carlos Wallace

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

You can’t always go by actions because some people will ACT like they love you just to get what they want from you. Sonya Parker

Never give your attention to someone who deserves your silence. Emma Xu

A friendship that can cease has never been real. St. Jerome

Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. They pretend to be your friend first. Steve Irwin

A genuine enemy is more useful than a fake friend.  Mokokoma Mokhonoana

The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you. Bette Midler

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

Over a small misunderstanding God will expose how people really feel about you… Gugu Mofokeng

I think people fake that they’re having fun a lot of the time in photos, because they want people to think they’re having fun. Well, that’s not life, is it? Lara Avery

If you are not going to be a comfort, have the decency to be an empty space. Jennifer Crusie

Everybody isn’t your friend. Just because they hang around you and laugh with you doesn’t mean they’re for you. Trent Shelton

What greater wound is there than a false friend? Sophocles

It can be helpful to take a step back and reflect on inspirational people let you down quotes.

Powerful Fake Friends Quotes

Fake friends are like shadows: always near you at your brightest moments, but nowhere to be seen at your darkest hour. Khalil Gibran

Trolls and haters are only distractions from your greater purpose. When you achieve your goals and success, not only will the trolls and haters be forgotten, but they will definitely be looked upon as the biggest fools. Kaitlin Gow

If people are hating on you it’s often because they are: . Threatened by you, . Jealous of you or . Feeling like you’re above them so they put you down to feel better about themselves. The greatest people have haters for a reason, so take it as a compliment.  Jeanette Coron

Over a small misunderstanding God will expose how people really feel about you… Gugu Mofokeng

Social media is the ‘Greatest Hits’ album of our lives. Marc Fienberg

When people smile at a rich man, they are smiling at his wallet. Matshona Dhliwayo

Convince people that you need them, and watch what they do. Wayne Gerard Trotman

False friends leave you in times of trouble.  Aesop

Fake friends are with you today and against you tomorrow, whatever they say defines them not you .  Shizra

Fake people talk about other people being fake. Real people worry about their business, and no one else’s. Ziad K. Abdelnour

I prefer to surround myself with people who reveal their imperfection, rather than people who fake their perfection. Charles F. Glassman

Fake people are like soap bubbles, they pop out when the sun shines brightly.  Chiranjude Bird

I hate those who play with feelings of others. Dominic Carey

Fake happiness is the worst kind of sadness. Dominic Riccitello

You never lose Friends.

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

Feigned interest is worse than brutal honesty. Stewart Stafford

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A fake friend is an enemy in disguise. Ellen J. Barrier

Fake friends will bring you down no matter what’s happening, and they’ll do it in a way that you may not even realize consciously. Mandy Hale

Being too nice is a crime today. Fake friends are everywhere around you. They will use you and when you are of no use, throw you away like a wrapper .  Shizra

Life is all about losing friends, the people you know. So, just that you get better at finding the ones worth suffering for.  Mohit Kaushik

When you see the genuine, you don’t deal with the fakes anymore. Nima Davani

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

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

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

True friends are like stars, you don’t always see them but they are always there. Habeeb Akande

It may…be judged indecent in me to come forward on this occasion; but when I see a fellow-creature about to perish through the cowardice of her pretended friends, I wish to be allowed to speak, that I may say what I know of her character. Mary Shelley

One fake friend can do more harm than  enemies… Be smart choosing your friends. Ziad K. Abdelnour

It’s relatively easy to act nice and normal in front of a crowd, or in public. The tricky part is doing it in private. Robert Black

Fake people are like costume jewelry: They look great for a while, then all of a sudden, their true selves ‘Shine’ thru. Nitya Prakash

Make no mistake about it, people who say they love you but cannot be happy for your success do not love you. Germany Kent

Faking your own death is illegal, yet faking your own life is celebrated Dean Cavanagh

A friend to all, is not a friend to anyone. Mike Skinner

If you’re absent during my struggle, don’t expect to be present during my success.  Will Smith

It makes such a difference to go through life with a kind friend on the inside rather than a critic who is telling us how we’re messing up. Kim Fredrikson

As I get older, I realize just because I’m invited doesn’t mean I have to accept. Carlos Wallace

People wear masks of lies so that they look attractive, so be careful. Muhammad Saqib

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

Spend your time with those who love you unconditionally, not with those who only love you under certain conditions. Suzy Kassem

The most dangerous among us come dressed as angels and we learn too late they are the devil in disguise. Carlos Wallace

If they talk about other people with you, they will talk about you with other people. Carlos Wallace

Let these positive self love quotes be your source of strength and support as you strive to transform your life.

Inspirational Fake Friends Quotes

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

If you choose bad companions, no one will believe that you are anything but bad yourself. Aesop

Fire false friends as early as possible. Do it before they dig out the dream seeds you’ve planted. The earlier, the better; the quicker, the safer. Israelmore Ayivor

Fake relationships and fake people coming up to me and all of a sudden wanting to be my friend. Jason Ritter

No one forced you to love me, so why did you need to pretend? Your lies have left me heartbroken. Shami Paulin

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

Fake friends are more dangerous than real enemies. Ed Latimore

Sometimes those who don’t socialize much aren’t actually anti-social, they just have no tolerance for drama and fake people. Reddioui

Most people will never learn the lessons meant for them in this lifetime, nor become the person they were meant to be, simply because they are too busy being someone else, or someone they are not. Suzy Kassem

Betrayal is never easy to handle and there is no right way to accept it. Christine Feehan

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

Someone somewhere (maybe in your circle) wants you to fail. Why give them the satisfaction? Carlos Wallace

When you are gunning to be like other people, you are foolishly repeating their mistakes, and the worst of it all is that you can’t even correct yours. Michael Bassey Johnson

As I get older, I realize just because I’m invited doesn’t mean I have to accept. Carlos Wallace

Real ones will always stay no matter what

You got nothing to lose. You don’t lose when you lose fake friends. Joan Jett

Being betrayed is one of the most valuable lessons life can teach. Shania Twain

Best friends has  letters, but so does Backstabber. Wiz Khalifa

Stop falling for those who won’t raise you up in the future. Michael Bassey Johnson

If your actions are dictated by who might be watching, they’ll never be genuine—and neither will you. Vincent H. O’Neil

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As you go through life, you will find that your acquaintances will be many, but only your true friends will share your pain as well as your pleasure. Heidi Catherine Culbertson

Pretend to be poor in reality and you’ll notice a decrease in your friends list and request. Michael Bassey Johnson

Real friends celebrate your wins. Fake friends downgrade them. Dan Go

Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions, false memories, false namings of real events. Adrienne Rich

I love fake people provided they are mannequins. Pushpa Rana

Fake friends believe in rumors. Real friends believe in you. Yolanda Hadid

Money and power attract friends. But it’s not you they’re friends with just your money and power. Only affection brings genuine friends. Auliq-Ice

When you see the genuine, you don’t deal with the fakes anymore. Nima davani

Sometimes the person you’d take a bullet for ends up being behind the gun. Tupac

Society has become so fake that the truth actually bothers people. Chanda Kaushik

A man should choose a friend who is better than himself. There are plenty of acquaintances in the world; but very few real friends. Chinese Proverb

One should have the ability to distinguish between real and fake. Specially Real and Fake Love. George Femtom

I know who you are when the camera is not on. Et Imperatrix Noctem

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

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

Anyone can just speak words, but only one that is tried-and-true can mean them. Terry O’Neal

It’s funny how the people who know the least about you, always have the most to say. Auliq Ice

The thing about chameleoning your way through life is that it gets to where nothing is real. John Green

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another. William Shakespeare

I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.  Plutarch

At some point you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life. Sandi Lynn

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

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

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

True friends esteem you of greater worth than you feel deserving. False friends demand you prove that worth.  Richelle E. Goodrich

Just like seasons, people also change. But the difference is, once gone, seasons come back. Himanshu Chhabra

Goodbye is the best ever gift that you can receive from worse friends. Israelmore Ayivor

We never lose friends, fake ones are exposed.  Carlos Wallace

You should be aware of fake friends because it is the hardest to be aware of.  Eraldo Banovac

Friends ask you questions; enemies question you. Criss Jami

It is necessary, and even vital, to set standards for your life and the people you allow in it. Mandy Hale

You would always have undesired people around you but desired ones are least likely  Pushpa Rana

The real friends are out there on your own, on your lost and on your special days. If they aren’t there, take it like they aren’t your friends, find other friends. Deyth Banger

The best defence is to keep off the radar of negative people. Steven Redhead

True friends esteem you of greater worth than you feel deserving. False friends demand you prove that worth. Richelle E. Goodrich

Sometimes it’s not the person who changes, it’s the mask that falls off. Mhaj Porras

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same. Elbert Hubbard

You’ll be surrounded by many so-called well-wishers during your good times but there’ll be only a few ones around you in your bad times. Anurag Prakash Ray

False humility is the pride of not being proud, real humility is without the consciousness that pride exists. Michael Bassey Johnson

Tell people how it is, be real and be honest. If you see something wrong make sure you speak up. Being this way will naturally eliminate the snakes and fakes. John Maiorana

Fake friends like the weaker, poor, suffering, sad and useless version of you. Once they see that you are stronger, richer, doing well, happier and useful. They feel threatened. De philosopher DJ Kyos

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

And beautiful experience quotes will inspire positivity and happy feelings.