75 Losing a Friend Quotes to Help You Cope

Dealing with the loss of a friend is an immense challenge, often marked by overwhelming grief and difficulty in acceptance.

Expressing emotions, though cathartic, can sometimes feel impossible in the face of such sorrow.

The compilation of “75 Losing a Friend Quotes” can serve as a valuable tool in this distressing journey.


These quotes can help articulate your emotions, providing the right language for various situations like speaking at a memorial service, offering condolences to the deceased’s family, or finding personal solace during grieving.

Such quotes may act as a guiding light, assisting individuals in navigating through their grief and aiding in the healing process.

Best Losing a Friend Quotes

Due to success I started losing friends. ~ Ace Hood.

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

False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces. ~ Richard Burton.


A friend who dies, it’s something of you who dies. ~ Gustave Flaubert.

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. ~ Unknown.

Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence. ~ David Hume.


Death ends a life, not a relationship. ~ Jack Lemmon.

Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken, it can rarely be put back together in exactly the same way. ~ Charles Kingsley.

In losing a friend, she is reminded of all she has lost and all she stands to lose again. ~ Alice Hoffman.


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

You don’t lose when you lose fake friends. ~ Joan Jett.

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

You tell your friends your most personal secrets, and they use them against you. ~ Sophie Kinsella.


Don’t fear the enemy that attacks you but the fake friend that hugs you. ~ Obameso Sunkanmi.

Fake people are like soap bubbles. They pop out when the sun shines brightly. ~ Chiranjude Bird.

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Famous Losing a Friend Quotes

He had once thought it was strange to have a friend you’d never met. Now it was even stranger, losing a friend you’d never really had. ~ Tad Williams.


Every deceased friend is a magnet drawing us into another world. ~ Eliza Cook.

This passion, and the death of a dear friend, would go near to make a man look sad. ~ William Shakespeare.

That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end. ~ Francis Quareles.

The worst pain in the world goes beyond the physical… It is the betrayal of a friend. ~ Heather Brewer.


It is far better to be alone than to be in bad company. ~ George Washington.

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.

Some people aren’t loyal to you… Once their needs change, so does their loyalty. ~ Alvis Corea.

When a close friend unexpectedly leaves us, a piece of our heart is forever broken. ~ Chris Lumpkin.

There’s a thing that keeps surprising you about stormy old friends after they die; their silence. ~ Ben Becht.


Friends fill time in our lives that will be vacant when they die. ~ Helen Fitzgerald.

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

True friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but they are always there. ~ Habeeb Akande.

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. ~ François de la Rochefoucauld.

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. ~ Elizabeth Foley.


An honest enemy is better than a best friend who lies. ~ Vandi Tanko.

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

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

And meeting again, after moments or lifetime, is certain for those who are friends. ~ Richard Bach.


In every friend, we lose a part of ourselves and the best part. ~ Alexander Pope.

One of the difficult things about growing older is that you start losing so many friends. On the other hand, the older you get, the less time you have to wait until you see them again. ~ Ron Brackin.

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.

Sometimes your closest friend is your greatest enemy. ~ Jason Fong.


They’re not happy for you because they wish it were them. ~ Carlos Wallace.

Once they stop talking to you they start talking about you . ~ Rida Rock.

Not even death itself can part true friends. ~ St. John Cassian.

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.

Top Losing a Friend Quotes

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.


A friendship that can cease has never been real. ~ St. Jerome.

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.

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.

We never lose friends; fake ones are exposed. ~ Carlos Wallace.

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


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

It’s hard to tell who has your back, from who has it long enough just to stab you in it. ~ Nicole Richie.

Painful though parting be, I bow to you as I see you off to distant clouds. ~ Emperor Saga.


A special friend is hard to find, hard to lose and impossible to forget. ~ Unknown.

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.

The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one. – Seneca.

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

A lot of things come with fame, whether it’s losing friends or losing family. ~ Young Jeezy.


To lose a friend is the greatest of all losses. ~ Publilius Syrus.

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.

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

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

Sad Losing a Friend Quotes

You cannot stop loving your friend because he’s dead, especially if he was better than anyone alive, you know? ~ J.D. Salinger.


Fake friends are with you today and against you tomorrow. ~ Shizra.

Life without a friend is like death without a witness. ~ John Ray.

When our friends are alive, we see the good qualities they lack; dead, we remember only those they possessed. ~ Jean Antoine Petit-Senn.

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.

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.


Fare thee well! and if for ever. Still for ever, fare thee well. ~ Lord Byron.

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.

Fake friends are like shadows: always near you at your brightest moments, but nowhere to be seen at your darkest hour. ~ Khalil Gibran.

Losing people you love affects you. ~ Carrie Jones.

It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. ~ Confucius.

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

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

A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines. ~ Benjamin Franklin.

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.

Everyone leaves footprints in your memory, but the ones that leave footprints in your heart are the ones you will truly remember. ~ Nicholas Sperling.

Lovers have a right to betray you friends don’t. ~ Judy Holliday.

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