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Be real or goodbye! Fantastic fake people quotes to help you weed through those phony friends.

These fake friends quotes and fake people quotes will gift you with a perspective on the difference between those who are real and those who aren’t. All that matters is those real friends who are truly by your side through thick and thin!

After all, the only friends who really matter in life are the ones who are right there by your side no matter what the circumstance. Don’t get fooled or taken for granted. Let these quotes about fake friends and quotes about fake people show you how to see people for who they are underneath the surface.

Whether it’s through work, school, or just everyday activities, friendships are bound to develop.

Although friends are usually the ones who we grow with and add joy to our lives, through time, friendships can dissolve because of underlying unfavorable qualities or differences.

Whether it’s at work or in a social group, we all have to deal with fake friends at some point in our lives.

If you’re in a friendship where you do not feel your needs are fully supported or acknowledged, maybe it’s time to gracefully end the relationship.

If you find yourself in this situation, use these quotes about fake friends to restore faith in yourself and your ability to attract positive relationships.

We also have a collection of jealousy quotes about dealing with envy. Remember to check that as well.

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

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2. “The only thing more frustrating than slanderers is those foolish enough to listen to them.” – Chris Jammi

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3. “Someone who smiles too much with you can sometimes frown too much with you at your back.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

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

5. “Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.” – George Washington Carver

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6. “Hatred imprisons the haters; love opens doors.” – Debasish Mridha

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7. “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” – Arnold H. Glasow

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

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

10. “The strong-minded rise to the challenge of their goals and dreams. The weak-minded become haters.” – Steve Maraboli

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11. “Fake friends are like shadows. They follow you in the sun but leave you in the dark.”

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12. “Fake friends are like shadows: always near you at your brightest moments, but nowhere to be seen at your darkest hour. True friends are like stars, you don’t always see them but they are always there.” – Habeeb Akande

13. “Letting go of toxic people in your life is a big step in loving yourself.” – Hussein Nishah

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14. “People only throw shade on what’s shining.” ― Genereux Philip

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15. “Mindset matters…always. The difference found between the victorious and the envious, the successful and the haters; is mindset.” ― Steve Maraboli

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16. “You create more space in your life when you turn your excess baggage to garbage.” – Chinonye J. Chudolue

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17. “Controllers, abusers, and manipulative people don’t question themselves. They don’t ask themselves if the problem is them…they always say the problem is someone else.” – Darlene Quimet

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18. “Learn to use the criticism as fuel and you will never run out of energy.” – Orrin Woodward

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19. “It makes no sense to try to extend a friendship that was only meant to be a season into a lifetime.” – Mandy Hale

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20. “Some people think that the truth can be hidden with a little cover-up and decoration. But as time goes by, what is true is revealed, and what is fake fades away.” – Ismail Haniyeh

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21. “False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.” – Richard Burton

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22. “We never lose friends. We simply learn who the real ones are.” – Unknown

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23. “Knowledge planted in truth grows in truth. Strength born of peace loses nothing to hate.” – Aberjhani

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24. “Before you count your friends, make sure you can count on them. Some friends are only around when they want something from you but are never there when you need something from them.” – Rashida Rowe

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25. “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

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26. “Time passes and you begin to see, people for who they really are and not who they pretend to be.” – Scarlet Koop

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27. “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.” ― Jane Austen

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28. “Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because…they aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go.” – Daniell Koepke

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

30. “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

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31. “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

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32. “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

33. “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

34. “Better an honest enemy than a false friend.” – German Proverb

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

36. “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

37. “You got nothing to lose. You don’t lose when you lose fake friends.” – Joan Jett

38. “If people are hating on you it’s often because they are: 1. Threatened by you, 2. Jealous of you or 3. 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

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

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

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41. “A friendship that can cease has never been real.” – St. Jerome

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

43. “You would always have undesired people around you but desired ones are least likely” ― Pushpa Rana

44. “We teach people how to treat us.” – Dr. Phil

45. “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

46. “Being betrayed is one of the most valuable lessons life can teach.” – Shania Twain

47. “Lovers have a right to betray you, friends don’t.” – Judy Holliday

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48. “Humans are more venomous than snakes.” – Atef Ashab Uddin Sahil

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

50. “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

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51. “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

52. “We never lose friends, fake ones are exposed.” ― Carlos Wallace

53. “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

54. “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

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

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

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

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

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59. “An honest enemy is better than a best friend who lies.” – Vandi Tanko

60. “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

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61. “You never lose Friends.
Real ones will always stay – no matter what
and the fakes, you don’t need anyways.” ― Drishti Bablani

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

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

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

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

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66. “Best friends has 11 letters, but so does Backstabber.” – Wiz Khalifa

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

68. “The best defence is to keep off the radar of negative people.” – Steven Redhead

69. “Over a small misunderstanding God will expose how people really feel about you…” -Gugu Mofokeng

70. “A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!” – Doug Larson

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False friends quotes and sayings

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

72. “A genuine enemy is more useful than a fake friend.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

74. “What greater wound is there than a false friend?” – Sophocles

75. “False friends leave you in times of trouble.” ― Aesop

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

77. “The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.” – William Penn

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

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79. “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

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

Quotes about fake friends and betrayal

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

82. “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

83. “It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.”― Confucius

84. “It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.”― William Blake

85. “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

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

87. “Betrayal is common for men with no conscience.”― Toba Beta

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

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

90. “Betray a friend and you’ll often find you have ruined yourself.” — Aesop

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

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

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

94. “I love fake people provided they are mannequins.”― Pushpa Rana

95. “life is too short for fake butter or fake people.”― Karen Salmansohn

96. “Feigned interest is worse than brutal honesty.”― Stewart Stafford

97. “If they talk about other people with you, they will talk about you with other people.”― Carlos Wallace

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

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

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

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101. “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

102. “Fake relationships and fake people coming up to me and all of a sudden wanting to be my friend.” – Jason Ritter
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103. “I hate those who play with feelings of others.” – Dominic Carey

104. “A fake friend is an enemy in disguise.” – Ellen J. Barrier

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105. “If I doubt your intentions I will never trust your actions.” – Carlos Wallace

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

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

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

109. “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

110. “Fake friends believe in rumors. Real friends believe in you.” – Yolanda Hadid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

118. “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

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119. “One fake friend can do more harm than 10 enemies… Be smart choosing your friends.” – Ziad K. Abdelnour

120. “A friend to all is a friend to none.” – Aristotle

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

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

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

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

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

126. “Someone who smiles too much with you can sometimes frown too much with you at your back.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

127. “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

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

129. “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

130. “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

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131. “One fake friend can do more damage than five enemies.” — Unknown

132. “Growing up means realizing a lot of your friends aren’t really your friends.” — Unknown

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

134. “Fake friends: once they stop talking to you, they start talking about you.” — Unknown

135. “Fake friends are like autumn leaves. They’re scattered everywhere.” — Unknown

136. “A real situation will always expose a fake friend.” — Unknown

137. “Some people are real. Some people are good. Some people are fake and some people are real good at being fake.” — Unknown

138. “As we grow up, we realize it becomes less important to have a ton of friends, and more important to have real ones.” — Unknown

139. “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

140. “Fake friends are around when they think you’re cool. True friends are around even when they think you’re fool.” — Unknown

Fake friend quotes about enemies and friends

141. “Fake friends are worse than real enemies.” — Unknown

142. “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” — Walter Winchell

143. “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” — Arnold H. Glasow

144. “Better to have an enemy who slaps you in the face than a friend who stabs you in the back.” — Unknown

145. “What a desperate, pathetic fool I was. Time after time, my “friends” had shown me their true colors. Yet, I still wanted to believe they were sorry for causing me pain.” – Jodee Blanco

146. “Having fake friends is like hugging cactus. The tighter you hug, the more pain you get.” — Riza Prasetyaningsih

147. “Don’t be sad or afraid when you start losing friends, be glad you’re getting rid of the fake ones. Stay true to yourself.” — Terry Mark

148. “Being fake in life is going to attract you fake reactions, fake crap, and fake friends. Just be real with yourself and others and things will be fine.” — Derrick Robinson

149. “Popularity doesn’t mean anything when you’re surrounded by fake friends who care less about who you are on the inside, but accept what you look like on the outside.” — Unknown

150. “If they talk about other people with you, they will talk about you with other people.”― Carlos Wallace

Fake friend quotes about lies, secrets, and pretending

151. “Friends ask you questions; enemies question you.” ― Criss Jami, Healology

152. “Fake friends get mad when we don’t pretend to like them.” ― Carlos Wallace

153. “They’re not happy for you because they wish it was them.” ― Carlos Wallace

154. “You are not really one of some of your friends’ friends.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

155. “We sometimes wish for the prosperity of someone who is secretly praying for our downfall.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

156. “We have to be cautious of who we allow in our circle because a frenemy can be more destructive than an enemy.” ― Angel Moreira

157. “This is what happens. You tell your friends your most personal secrets, and they use them against you.” ― Sophie Kinsella, Shopaholic Ties the Knot

158. “Hard times and fake friends are like oil and water: they don’t mix.”― Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu

159. “We would never become friends with most if not all of the people with whom we have been friends for many years, if we had met them only a few weeks ago.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

160. “We have to be cautious of who we allow in our circle because a frenemy can be more destructive than an enemy.”― Angel Moreira

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161. “A fake friend indeed is a friend only in his need.”― Jagadeesh Kumar

162. “One of the main roles of our financial problems is to weed out our fake friends.”― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

163. “As far as I’m concerned, all politicians are fake people.” — Neil Sedaka

164. “I think it’s better to have less friends than to have fake friends.” — Hina Khan

165. “Because I hate fake people and I always think I’m never fake.” — Victoria Jackson

166. “I can’t stand fake people. I can feel it when someone feigns it.” — Jacqueline Fernandez

167. “People say they hate having fake people around, but when you keep it real, they hate you even more. People don’t like the truth.” — DeMarcus Cousins

168. “I think the celebrities today, not all of them, but just the whole industry frustrates me because it is so fake. People pretend to be, a lot of the time, what they’re not.” — Tulisa

169. “Fake love is to money what fire is to hay, there only remain ash when it is over”― Bangambiki Habyarimana

170. “We must learn to sanitize our environment from time to time to remove bad associates”― Victor Walsh Oluwafemi

Were you able to relate to these fake friends quotes and sayings?

Whether you’re currently dealing with toxic friendships, a fake friend, or even acknowledging the natural pruning of social relationships, find the positives in the negative. Then just move on.

Take the time to focus on your own strengths. Do what brings you joy. Live your life with a positive outlook and cherish the genuine friends who have stayed with you through hard times.

Which fake friends quote resonated with you best? Do you have any other favorite quotes about fake people to add to the list? Let us know in the comment section below. We would love to hear all about it.

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  1. Rajab

    April 26, 2019 at 10:03 AM

    Those were the best quotes have read about fake friends

  2. Alex

    August 16, 2018 at 10:05 AM

    Some people will stab you in the back and then ask you why you are bleeding. Thanks for sharing.

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