39 Quotes About Bad Friends


Doubting your friendships can leave you in an unhealthy state of mind. These quotes about bad friends will remind you to remove toxic people from your life and focus on those relationships that bring you value and happiness.

“A bad beginning makes a bad ending.”

“A bad friend is is worse than an enemy, an enemy you can see and avoid, but to detect an insincere friend is hard”

“A bad friend secretly plots your downfall.”

“A good friend and a bad friend are like a perfume-seller and a blacksmith: The perfume-seller might give you some perfume as a gift, or you might buy some from him, or at least you might smell its fragrance.”

“A woman can become a man’s friend only in the following stages – first an acquantaince, next a mistress, and only then a friend.”

“Always remember that you were once alone, and the crowd you see in your life today are just as unecessary as when you were alone.”

“Bad friends could ruin your whole life. Be wise when it comes to choosing your friends. You set the standard. You be the one who stands strong. Don’t be a follower.”

“Better a good enemy than a bad friend.”

“But as you age, you lose other, even more important things, like friends-hopefully only bad friends, who maybe weren’t as good for you as you once thought.”

“Develop a can-do-spirit and be sure you are not suppressed by the naysayers whose daily actions are meant to discourage you from achieving what you believe.”

“Do not put your trust in a bad companion nor even trust an ordinary friend, for if he should get angry with you, he may bring all your secrets to light.”

“Domestic happiness is the end of almost all our pursuits, and the common reward of all our pains.”

“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.”

“Free your life from the fangs of gossips by not associating yourself with them. Anyone who helps you to gossip about someone can also help someone to gossip about you.”

“Friends are just enemies who don’t have enough guts to kill you.”

“Friends are like the roses because one has to look out cautiously for the thorns.”

“Friends are simply enemies who do not have enough courage to kill you.”

“Friends in need are friends to be avoided.”

“Friends who gain control and power are friends lost.”

“Friends. They aren’t any such thing as good friend or bad friend. Maybe there are just friend. People who stand by you when you’re hurt and who helped you feel not so lonely.”

“Friendships are delicate as glasses, and once broken they can sometimes be well fixed but there can always be cracks.”

“He who cannot see the beautiful side is a bad painter, a bad friend, a bad lover; he cannot lift his mind and his heart so high as goodness.”

“He who throws away a friend is as bad as he who throws away his life.”

“I think it’s really hard to work in a city where you live too, because I get so absorbed with the movie that I become a bad friend and a bad participant in my own life.”

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

“I’ve noticed your hostility towards him… I ought to have guessed you were friends.”

“Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn’t seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.”

“Never explain yourself. Ones friends don’t need this and your enemies would not believe it.”

“No good friends, no bad friends; only people you want, need to be with. People who build their houses in your heart.”

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

“Peace is something you only have when your enemy is gone. Either after you have turned him into a friend or vanquished him.”

“Save me from friends because I clearly know who my own enemies are.”

“Some bad friends are so crafty in such a way that by the time their mission is reveal, they have already executed portions of it.”

“To be of good quality, you have to excuse yourself from the presence of shallow and callow minded individuals.”

“To leaders, one trusted friend is better than ten well known betrayers”

“We get through life and this is part of the education process also. In real life, we meet bad bosses and good bosses and good friends and bad friends. I think we should let the teachers do their work and not impose too much stuff on them.”

“You can’t be a good person when you’re writing and a bad person to your husband or a bad friend.”

“You will know a friendship is not natural when you don’t feel relaxed with”

“Your closest friends may turn out actually to be your greatest enemy.”

If you are fortunate enough to know what your friends really think about you, than you will have the ability to enjoy a more vibrant and healthy life.

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