“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. Here are the 33 Best Losing Friendship Quotes that will make you want to cry.

Losing Friendship Quotes

“No one is really busy. It all depends on what number you are on their priority list.” — Author Unknown

“Friendship means understanding, not agreement. It means forgiveness, not forgetting. It means the memories last, even if contact is lost.” — Author Unknown

“I guess what they say is true Friends come and go/But I never thought that wold apply to you.” — Author Unknown

“Some people aren’t loyal to you. They are loyal to their needs of you. Once their needs change, so does their loyalty.” — Author Unknown

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

“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

“Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings. ” - Jean De La Bruyere

“We all lose friends.. we lose them in death, to distance and over time. But even though they may be lost, hope is not. 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.” - Amy Marie Walz

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

“Excuse me, then! you know my heart; But dearest friends, alas! must part. ” - John Gay

Losing Friendship Quotes

“We are neither on good terms or bad. We are no longer anything.” — Author Unknown

“Somebody asked me if I knew you. A million memories flash through my mind, but I just smiled and said I used to.” — Author Unknown

“Sometimes you have to give up on people. Not because you don’t care, because they don’t.” — Author Unknown

“I’d rather have no friends than fake ones.” — Author Unknown

“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.” - Richard Bach

“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.” - Unkown

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

“But fate ordains that dearest friends must part.” - Edward Young

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

“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.” - Buddha

Losing Friendship Quotes

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

“The worst thing ever is seeing your best friend slowly replacing you with another friend.” — Author Unknown

“Hard times will always reveal true friends.” — Author Unknown

“Friendships cause heartbreaks too.” — Author Unknown

“I think what hurts the most is when you give your all to someone. Through thick and thin, you’re there for them. You stick with them, no matter what. Then one day, they just give up. They won’t even fight for you. The one thing you would never have done, they did with no hesitation.” — Author Unknown

“I didn’t lose a friend. I just realized I never had one.” — Author Unknown

“I hate how we’ve drifted apart, but then again, if you won’t make an effort to keep me in your life, why should I?” — Author Unknown

“Sometimes you have to unfollow people in real life.” — Author Unknown

“Don’t feel sad over someone who gave up on you, feel sorry for them because they gave up on someone who would have never given up on them.” — Frank Ocean

“The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are never said and never explained.” — Author Unknown

Losing Friendship Quotes

“It hurt because it mattered.” — John Green

“Sometimes you just have to accept the fact that some people only enter your life as a temporary happiness.” — Author Unknown

“To lose a friend is the greatest of all losses.” - Unkown

Best Quotes


A lost friendship is an enemy won.  - Proverb
We can't feel the lose of a friend until they are apart from us. - Debolina
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

Ian Warner

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I went from a broken leg to a 2012 Olympian. I have spent the last 15 years building positive habits as a track athlete and entrepreneur. I founded Habit Stacker and dedicated my life to helping people to develop winning habits. I have helped over 5,000 people...

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