39 Quotes About Losing Friends

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Changing up who we hang around and what we do can have an impact on our own life and experience. These quotes about losing friends capture the changes we experience when our friends change too and the effect it can have.

“A friendship that can cease has never been real.”

“A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

“A special friend is hard to find, hard to lose and impossible to forget.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Closed eyes, heart not beating, but a living love.”

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

“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.”

“Due to success I started losing friends.”

“Everyone leaves footprints in your memory, but the ones that leave footprints in your heart are the ones you will truly remember.”

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

“Goodbye, goodbye, I hate the word. Solitude has long since turned brown and withered, sitting bitter in my mouth and heavy in my veins.”

“I have learned that no matter how good a friend is, they’re going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.”

“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.”

“I pray to God to remove my enemies from my life, and before I know it I started losing friends. Am just saying no one to be trusted.”

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

“I’m losing friends ’cause people are catching feelings I’m not catching.”

“It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.”

“It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.”

“Lovers have a right to betray you friends don’t.”

“Make as many friends as you can, but don’t build your life on them alone. It’s an unstable foundation.”

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

“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.”

“Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end your story. That’s the end of their part in your story.”

“Some say that time changes. Best friends can become strangers.”

“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.”

“Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.”

“That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end.”

“The death of a friend is equivalent to the loss of a limb.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“Though friendship is not quick to burn, it is explosive stuff.”

“True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.”

“Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other’s little failings.”

“We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that 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.”

“When one has lost a friend one’s eyes should be neither dry nor streaming. Tears, yes, there should be, but not lamentation.”

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

“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.”

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