122+ PROFOUND Quotes About Losing Friends

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Losing Friends Quotes

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance. — Henry David Thoreau

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

Your lost friends are not dead but gone before; advanced a stage or two upon that road which you must travel in the steps they trod. — Aristophanes

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

losing friends quotes

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

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

No person is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow. — Alice Walker

Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other’s little failings. — Jean De La Bruyere

But fate ordains that dearest friends must part. — Edward Young

quotes about losing friends

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. — Richard Puz

Good God! How often are we to die before we go quite off this stage? In every friend we lose a part of ourselves, and the best part. — Alexander Pope

Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there? — Richard Bach

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

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

losing a friend sayings

Closed eyes, heart not beating, but a living love. — Avis Corea

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

Due to success I started losing friends. — Ace Hood

If you should die before me, ask if you can bring a friend. — Stone Temple Pilots

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

Losing A Friend Quotes

  • 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. — Henry David Thoreau
  • The deep pain that is felt at the death of every friendly soul arises from the feeling that there is in every individual something which is inexpressible, peculiar to him alone, and is, therefore, absolutely and irretrievably lost. — Arthur Schopenhauer
  • The death of a friend is equivalent to the loss of a limb. — German Proverb
  • 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. — Blaze Olamiday
  • 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.
  • It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, and a day to love them, but it takes an entire lifetime to forget them.
  • Friendship means understanding, not agreement. It means forgiveness, not forgetting. It means the memories last, even if contact is lost.
  • I’m losing friends ’cause people are catching feelings I’m not catching.
  • Some say that time changes. Best friends can become strangers. — Good Charlotte
  • When our friends are alive, we see the good qualities they lack; dead, we remember only those they possessed. — Jean Antoine Petit-Senn
  • Lovers have a right to betray you friends don’t. — Judy Holliday
  • A friendship that can cease has never been real. — St. Jerome
  • 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
  • No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth. — Robert Southey
  • 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. — Joseph Roux
  • Though friendship is not quick to burn, it is explosive stuff. — May Sarton
  • The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for. — Homer
  • Fare thee well! and if forever, Still forever, fare thee well. — Lord Byron
  • To lose a friend is the greatest of all losses.
  • I had a friend who was a clown. When he died, all his friends went to the funeral in one car. — Steven Wright
  • Goodbye, goodbye, I hate the word. Solitude has long since turned brown and withered, sitting bitter in my mouth and heavy in my veins. — R. M. Grenon
  • It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company. — George Washington
  • 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.
  • 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. — John Dos Passos
  • True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost. — Charles Caleb Colton
  • Make as many friends as you can, but don’t build your life on them alone. It’s an unstable foundation.
  • 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. — Russian Proverb
  • Distance of time and place generally cure what they seem to aggravate; and taking leave of our friends resembles taking leave of the world, of which it has been said, that it is not death, but dying, which is terrible. — Henry Fielding
  • A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. — Proverbs 18:24
  • It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. — William Blake
  • The bond between friends cannot be broken by chance; no interval of time or space can destroy it. Not even death itself can part true friends. — St. John Cassian
  • When one has lost a friend one’s eyes should be neither dry nor streaming. Tears, yes, there should be, but not lamentation. — Seneca

Meaningful Losing A Friend Quotes That Sum Up The Pain

  • It’s hard to tell who has your back, from who has it long enough just to stab you in it’. — Nicole Richie
  • When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. — Henri J.M. Nouwen
  • 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. Even the lost find their way home when you leave the light on. — Amy Marie Walz
  • It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. — Confucius
  • 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. — Christian Nestell Bovee
  • Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still. For they must be present, that love and live in that which is omnipresent. In this divine glass, they see face to face, and their converse is free as well as pure. This is the comfort of friends, that though they may be said to die, yet their friendship and society are, in the best sense, ever present, because immortal. — William Penn
  • No one is really busy. It all depends on what number you are on their priority list.
  • Friendship must never be buried under the weight of misunderstanding. — Sri Chinmoy
  • 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
  • A good friend is hard to find, hard to lose, and hard to forget.
  • Everyone leaves footprints in your memory, but the ones that leave footprints in your heart are the ones you will truly remember. — Nicholas Sperling
  • Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken, it can rarely be put back together in exactly the same way. — Charles Kingsley
  • The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship. — Sir Francis Bacon
  • Oh, my bad. I’m sorry for bothering you. I forgot I only exist when you need me for something.
  • Sometimes life is hard to bear, when a friend is just not there.
  • The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. — Elizabeth Foley
  • Sometimes the measure of friendship isn’t your ability to not harm but your capacity to forgive the things done to you and ask forgiveness for your own mistakes. — Randy K. Milholland
  • I’d rather have no friends than fake ones.
  • Because once upon a time, we were best friends. And, yes, there’s been a lot of bad stuff in between. But none of that matters right now, okay? You need me, I’m there. Any time, any place, anywhere — Dawsons’ Creek
  • 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
  • You can gain a friend in a year but lose a friend in a minute.
  • 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. — Francois de la Rochefoucauld
  • We can’t feel the lose of a friend until they are apart from us. — Debolina
  • Sometimes you have to give up on people. Not because you don’t care, because they don’t.
  • Friends are forever, you might lose them, but you’ll never forget them.
  • That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end. — Francis Quareles
  • A lost friendship is an enemy won. — Proverb
  • On a day of burial there is no perspective—for space itself is annihilated. Your dead friend is still a fragmentary being. The day you bury him is a day of chores and crowds, of hands false or true to be shaken, of the immediate cares of mourning. The dead friend will not really die until tomorrow, when silence is ’round you again. Then he will show himself complete, as he was—to tear himself away, as he was, from the substantial you. Only then will you cry out because of him who is leaving and whom you cannot detain. — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • Somebody asked me if I knew you. A million memories flash through my mind, but I just smiled and said I used to.
  • A special friend is hard to find, hard to lose and impossible to forget.
  • Sometimes your closest friend is your greatest enemy. — Jason Fong
  • We are neither on good terms or bad. We are no longer anything.
  • Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end your story. That’s the end of their part in your story.

I Lost My Best Friend Quotes

  • The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one. — Seneca
  • There’s a thing that keeps surprising you about stormy old friends after they die; their silence. — Ben Becht
  • A friend who dies, it’s something of you who dies. — Gustave Flaubert
  • Death ends a life, not a relationship. — Jack Lemmon
  • Even the best of friends cannot attend each other’s funeral. — Kehlog Albran
  • The loss of a friend is the greatest of losses. — Publilius Syrus
  • This passion, and the death of a dear friend, would go near to make a man look sad. — William Shakespeare
  • Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity. — Terri Guillemets
  • Some people come into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never, ever the same.
  • The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired. — Robert Southey
  • Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence. — David Hume
  • You cannot stop loving your friend because he’s dead, especially if he was better than anyone alive, you know? — Jerome Salinger
  • When people die,’ she said softly, ‘It doesn’t necessarily mean you’re ready to give them up. — C.A. Belmond
  • I don’t think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that remains. — Anne Frank
  • There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part. So just give me a happy middle and a very happy start. — Shel Silverstein
  • Tell your friend that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Wherever he goes, you also go. He will not be alone. — Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • True friends are the ones who never leave your heart, even if they leave your life for a while. Even after years apart, you pick up with them right where you left off, and even if they die they’re never dead in your heart.
  • Don’t be surprised if you grieve more for a friend than you did for a recently deceased relative. The old saying, ‘You pick your friends, relatives are thrust upon you,’ holds true here. Friends are special people in our eyes because we hold them to be. Friends fill time in our lives that will be vacant when they die. — Helen Fitzgerald

Comforting Lost Friendship Quotes

  • When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.
  • Every deceased friend is a magnet drawing us into another world. — Eliza Cook
  • When a close friend unexpectedly leaves us, a piece of our heart is forever broken. — Chris Lumpkin
  • I guess what they say is true/Friends come and go/But I never thought that wold apply to you.
  • Death is as casual- and often as unexpected- as birth. It is as difficult to define grief as joy. Each is finite. Each will fade. — Jim Bishop
  • Be grateful every second of every day that you get to spend with the people you love. Life is so very precious. — Mandy Hale
  • I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day. — Mitch Albom
  • We need to grieve the ones we have loved and lost in this lifetime—not to sustain our connection to suffering, but to sustain our connection to love.
  • Friendships cause heartbreaks too.
  • His death brings new experience to my life – that of a wound that will not heal. — Ernst Jünger
  • My scars are a testament to the love and the relationship that I had for and with that person. And if the scar is deep, so was the love.
  • Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again.
  • Painful though parting be, I bow to you as I see you off to distant clouds. — Emperor Saga
  • Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day. — Dalai Lama
  • You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly-that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp. — Anne Lamott
  • Words seem so feeble in moments like these. Life is so precious, and death such a thief. The depth of your pain I cannot comprehend, but I’ll stand alongside you in the darkness, my friend. Love is a bond that death cannot part. Gone from your arms, but still held in your heart. — John Mark Green
  • I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. — Leo Buscaglia
  • Love is stronger than death even though it can’t stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can’t separate people from love. It can’t take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.
  • The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to. — Elisabeth Kubler Ross