100 Best Losing Friends Quotes To Comfort You And Help You Find Peace

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Sadly, losing friends is a part of life.

We may lose friends because a gap is created either due to lack of time or communication. If we lose a friend, we need to move on as it can be the start of something new and pleasant.

Some of the losing best friend quotes are listed below. For more, check out these childhood friends quotes and comfort quotes.

Losing Close Friends Quotes

Losing friends quotes and sayings (be it losing friends after marriage quotes, or losing friends after divorce quotes) can help us to cherish the memories we have and move on. Here we have covered some relatable quotes about losing close friends.

Discover quotes about losing best friends to comfort you

1."Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again."

–Richard Bach.

2."But fate ordains that dearest friends must part."

-Edward Young.

3."If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, do not accept, as you may lose a friend."

-Saint Augustine.

4."True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost."

-Charles Caleb Colton.

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

-Charles Kingsley.

6."Man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence."

-Joseph Roux.

7. "A lot of things come with fame, whether it's losing friends or losing family."

-Young Jeezy.

8."Friendship must never be buried under the weight of misunderstanding."

-Sri Chinmoy.

9."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.

10."Even the best of friends cannot attend each other's funeral."

-Kehlog Albran.

11."If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever."

-A.A. Milne.

12."The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one."


13."Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity."

-Terri Guillemets.

14."When a close friend unexpectedly leaves us, a piece of our heart is forever broken."

-Chris Lumpkin.

15."We can't feel the loss of a friend until they are apart from us."


16."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."

-Mark Twain.

17."You don't lose friends, because real friends can never be lost."

-Mandy Hale.

18."You don't know who is important to you until you actually lose them."

-Mahatma Gandhi.

19."Losing money is a big loss, losing friends is greater than the loss."

-Eleanor Roosevelt.

20."The problem with having friends was that you might lose them."

-Gwenda Bond.

Sad Quotes About Losing Friends

Sadly, sometimes we need comforting quotes about losing friends to death. Here are a few quotes about losing friends and moving on. These might be the right thing to say when you lose a close friend.

21."You cannot stop loving your friend because he's dead, especially if he was better than anyone alive, you know?"

-J.D. Salinger.

22."Not even death itself can part true friends."

-St. John Cassian.

23."Death ends a life, not a relationship."

-Jack Lemmon.

24."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."


25."In losing a friend, she is reminded of all she has lost and all she stands to lose again.."

-Alice Hoffman.

26."To lose a friend is the greatest of all losses."

-Publilius Syrus.

27."On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend's life also, in our own, to the world."

-Henry David Thoreau.

28."This passion, and the death of a dear friend, would go near to make a man look sad."

–William Shakespeare.

29."He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man."

-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

30."Life without a friend is like death without a witness."

-John Ray.

31."There's a thing that keeps surprising you about stormy old friends after they die; their silence."

-Ben Becht.

32."If you should die before me, ask if you can bring a friend."

-Stone Temple Pilots.

33."Friends fill time in our lives that will be vacant when they die."

-Helen Fitzgerald.

34."Painful though parting be, I bow to you as I see you off to distant clouds."

-Emperor Saga.

35."Losing people you love affects you."

-Carrie Jones.

36."And meeting again, after moments or lifetime, is certain for those who are friends."

–Richard Bach.

37."When our friends are alive, we see the good qualities they lack; dead, we remember only those they possessed."

-Jean Antoine Petit-Senn.

38."In every friend, we lose a part of ourselves and the best part."

-Alexander Pope.

39."A friend who dies, it's something of you who dies."

-Gustave Flaubert.

40."We all lose friends. We lose them in death, to distance, and over time. But even though they may be lost, hope is not."

-Amy Marie Walz.

41."While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil."

-John Taylor.

Losing Fake Friends Quotes

It can be good to lose fake friends if they misuse your friendship. Here are some of the quotes that will help you realize the importance of real friends.

Quotes about losing a friend can be hard to bear

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

-Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton.

43."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.

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

-Benjamin Franklin.

45."In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."

-Martin Luther King Jr.

46."Sometimes your closest friend is your greatest enemy."

-Jason Fong.

47."False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces."

-Richard Burton.

48."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."


49."It's hard to tell who has your back, from who has it long enough just to stab you in it."

-Nicole Richie.

50."The worst pain in the world goes beyond the physical... It is the betrayal of a friend."

-Heather Brewer.

51. "Some people aren't loyal to you... Once their needs change, so does their loyalty."

-Alvis Corea.

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


53."He had once thought 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.

54."Don't fear the enemy that attack you but the fake friend that hugs you."

-Obameso Sunkanmi.

55."It is far better to be alone than to be in bad company."    

-George Washington.

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

-Alice Walker.

57."Fake people are like soap bubbles. They pop out when the sun shines brightly."

-Chiranjude Bird.

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

-Khalil Gibran.

59."True friends are like stars. You don't always see them, but they are always there."

-Habeeb Akande.

60."They're not happy for you because they wish it were them."

-Carlos Wallace.

61."You don't lose when you lose fake friends."

-Joan Jett.

62."Once they stop talking to you they start talking about you ."

-Rida Rock.

63."You tell your friends your most personal secrets, and they use them against you."

-Sophie Kinsella.

64."Fake friends are with you today and against you tomorrow."


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

-Vandi Tanko.

66."We never lose friends; fake ones are exposed."

-Carlos Wallace.

67."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.

Quotes About Losing Friends And Not Caring

Having the best moments for a lifetime is certain if we have good friends. Here is a compilation of quotes about losing friends and not caring.

68."Stop worrying about someone that isn't worried about you."    

-Mitchell Perry.

69." 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.

70."You lose people masquerading as friends, and you're better for it."

-Mandy Hale.

71."The friendship that can cease has never been real."

-St. Jerome.

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

- Waqar Ahmed.

73."Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings."

-Jean de la Bruyere.

74."There's something about losing friends, particularly young people, where it's not something that you get over."

-Chris Cornell.

75."Hard times will always reveal true friends."


Growing Up And Losing Friends Quotes

After we grow up, we sometimes lose friends. Here are some quotes about losing a friend after growing up.

76."One of the difficult things about growing older is that you start losing so many friends."

-Ron Brackin.

77."But dearest friends, alas! Must part."

-John Gay.

78."If you're not losing friends then you're not growing up."


79."Can miles truly separate you from friends?"

-Richard Bach.

80."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.

81."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.

82."The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart."

-Elisabeth Foley.

83."Losing friends is the worst thing about getting older."

-Eileen Atkins.

84."Losing my friend is making me lose my sanity."


85."Some say that time changes. Best friends can become strangers."

-Good Charlotte.

More Quotes About When You Start Losing Friends

It is excruciating to lose friends for trivial reasons, here are some more quotes about losing a friend, including quotes for when you don't know why you have lost that friend., and quotes for losing a friend after speaking out about issues.

86."In the garden of memory, in the palace of dreams... that is where you and I shall meet."

-Lewis Carroll.

87."Every deceased friend is a magnet drawing us into another world."

-Eliza Cook.

88."When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure."


89."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.

90."The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired."

-Robert Southey.

91."Sometimes life is hard to bear when a friend is just not there."


92."What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us."

-Helen Keller.

93."Friends are forever, you might lose them but you'll never forget them."


94."People are losing friends over political and religious ideologies. Just remember that whenever you are in need and want support, you will need friends and not the government."


95."A lost friendship is an enemy won."


96."I told God Protect me from enemies and I started losing friends."


97."Due to success, I started losing friends."

-Ace Hood.

98."I was always making new friends, then losing them."

-Sebastian Lelio.

99."The bond between friends cannot be broken by chance; no interval of time or space can destroy it."

-St. John Cassian.

100." Work hard and go your own path. You'll make enemies, lose friends, but you'll make even better ones on the way."

-Ksenia Sobchak.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for losing friends quotes, why not take a look at these until we meet again quotes or tranquility quotes too?


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