51 Bad Friendship Quotes About Toxic People

We’ve all been there: we’re experiencing a tough time and reach out to a best friend for support, but instead of getting the sympathy we need, we end up feeling worse. This is because some friends are just toxic – they always seem to make everything worse. But only when we search out true feelings do we recognize a friendship that just didn’t seem quite right. Maybe they were always negative, or always demanding your time and attention. Whatever it was, you’ll know when a friend is not good for you. If you’re struggling with a bad friendship, here are 51 quotes that will help you deal with losing a friendship and moving on with your life.

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51 Bad Friendship Quotes - "A fake friend likes to see you do well, but not better than them." - Unknown
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1) “A fake friend likes to see you do well, but not better than them.” – Unknown

2) “Bad friends will prevent you from having good friends.” – Unknown

3) “Be careful who you trust. Salt and sugar look the same.” – Unknown

4) “But a real friend wouldn’t do that…” – Unknown

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

Aesop’s Fables
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6) “Some people in life don’t deserve a place in your heart because they are full of thorns. A delicate heart like yours can be broken with such sharp edges.” – Unknown

Bad Friendship Quotes by Bangambiki Habyarimana

51 Bad Friendship Quotes - "Enemy: A friend whose mask has fallen." - Bangambiki Habyarimana
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7) “Enemy: A friend whose mask has fallen.” – Bangambiki Habyarimana

8) “Never be an insincere friend, never be manipulative, one day you will be discovered and lose everything” – Bangambiki Habyarimana

The Book of Wisdom: Wisdom to Live by
  • Habyarimana, Bangambiki (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 68 Pages – 09/26/2017 (Publication Date) – CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (Publisher)

9) “Fake friends are like shadows: they follow you in the sun but leave you in the dark.” – Unknown

10) “Bad friends are like paper cuts, both are annoyingly painful and make you wish you were more careful.” – Unknown

11) “Growing up means realizing a lot of your friends aren’t really your friends.” – Unknown

12) “Sometimes, holding tight to the pointless people only causes bruises in your hands. It’s better to let go and find the ones worth hanging on to.” – Unknown

13) “I didn’t lose a friend, I just realized I never had one.” – Unknown

14) “If the only way you can fit in with your friends is by doing bad things, you need some new friends.” – Unknown

15) “In life, we never lose friends, we only learn who the true ones are.” – Unknown

16) “It is better to be alone than in bad company.” – Unknown

17) “The journey of life is hard to walk alone. But it gets harder to walk with the people who don’t want to see you go further. So, it’s better to walk alone.” – Unknown

18) “Life requires a lot of strength. But evil people are what comes in the way disguised as a weakness because they try to suck off every bit of strength left in you.” – Unknown

19) “If you don’t like me, please don’t pretend that you do. Ever.” – Unknown

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"Narcissists are very retaliative if they believe another has achieved what they desire, exposed their insecurities, or refused to be under their control." - Lorraine Nilon
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20) “Narcissists are very retaliative if they believe another has achieved what they desire, exposed their insecurities, or refused to be under their control.” – Lorraine Nilon

21) “Maintain your distance from things and people who make you sad. Such things and people are better far than near because they are the reason behind your wounds.” – Unknown

22) “Never make someone too important if they aren’t willing to do the same. Because once a new friend comes on their way, your importance will fade into the air.” – Unknown

23) “Fake people don’t surprise me anymore, loyal people do.” – Unknown

24) “Priorities will tell you everything you need to know about a person.” – Unknown

25) “I’d rather have no friends than fake ones.” – Unknown

26) “Real friends will listen to your problems no matter how bad their day is going.” – Unknown

27) “Show them your happiness when they want to see your pain even if you aren’t happy. Bad friends get annoyed when they see you happy.” – Unknown

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

29) “Sometimes friends are like pennies, two-faced and worthless.” – Unknown

30) “Stranger: Nice to meet you. Me: Give it time.” – Unknown

31) “The most dangerous creature on this earth is a fake friend.” – Unknown

32) “There are only two kinds of people who can drain your energy: those you love, and those you fear. In both instances, it is you who let them in. They did not force their way into your aura, or pry their way into your reality experience.” – Anthon St. Maarten

33) “In this world, you will get to know many people. Your good friends and family always try to lift you while the bad ones try to bring you down.” – Unknown

Bad Friendship Quotes by Israelmore Ayivor

"Fake friends; those who only drill holes under your boat to get it leaking; those who discredit your ambitions and those who pretend they love you, but behind their backs they know they are in to destroy your legacies." - Israelmore Ayivor
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34) “Fake friends; those who only drill holes under your boat to get it leaking; those who discredit your ambitions and those who pretend they love you, but behind their backs they know they are in to destroy your legacies.” – Israelmore Ayivor

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Shaping the dream!: 101 Simplified Principles for making your dreams come true!
  • Ayivor, Israelmore (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 52 Pages – 03/13/2014 (Publication Date) – CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (Publisher)

35) “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.” – Israelmore Ayivor

36) “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

Daily Drive 365
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37) “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.” – Israelmore Ayivor

Dream big!: See your bigger picture!
  • Ayivor, Israelmore (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 60 Pages – 08/05/2014 (Publication Date) – CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (Publisher)

38) “Stay away from people who drive your emotions crazily. Find a better company!” – Israelmore Ayivor

Become a Better You
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  • Ayivor, Israelmore (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 47 Pages – 07/23/2016 (Publication Date)

39) “To become a better you, secure your dreams from the jaws of people who discredit your ambitions.” – Israelmore Ayivor

40) “To leaders, one trusted friend is better than ten well known betrayers” – Israelmore Ayivor

Leaders’ Ladder: Leadership Ideas from Successful Global Leaders
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41) “I suggest to you, late or not late, the moment you have discovered that the mission of someone is to pee on your dreams, keep him away or keep away from him.” – Israelmore Ayivor

Leaders’ Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts
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Bad Friendship Quotes by Michael Bassey Johnson

"To be of good quality, you have to excuse yourself from the presence of shallow and callow minded individuals." - Michael Bassey Johnson
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42) “To be of good quality, you have to excuse yourself from the presence of shallow and callow minded individuals.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

43) “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.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

44) “Sometimes your dearest friend whom you reveal most of your secrets to becomes so deadly and unfriendly without knowing that they were not really your friend.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

45) “Toxic folk will make you think you’re holding a grudge. Nah, sis. That’s a boundary.” – Unknown

46) “A true friend cares about what’s going on in your life. A fake friend makes their problems sound bigger.” – Unknown

47) “I trusted you and you betrayed me.” – Unknown

48) “You will encounter a few people in life who aren’t capable of calling themselves a human because they act like a demon. It’s better to stay away from such demons.” – Unknown

49) “Wounds are caused by bad people and bad friends. Sometimes, they heal easily while some seep now and then. So, be careful who you let in your life.” – Unknown

50) “You cannot hang out with negative people and expect a positive life.” – Unknown

51) “Sometimes your dearest friend whom you reveal most of your secrets to becomes so deadly and unfriendly without knowing that they were not really your friend.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

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