65 Relatable Quotes For Bad Friends And Their Toxic Friendship

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Good friends stick with you through thick and thin and make your life enjoyable. However, at times, you may unconsciously make friends with toxic people who bring negativity to your life. If you have such people in your life, these toxic friends quotes might help you reflect and cut them off from your life.

People who contact you only when they need something from you and stay hidden when you need them don’t deserve your friendship. Moving away from such toxic and manipulative people is imperative for your emotional wellbeing.

Surround yourself with good people, and life will be a beautiful journey. Here are several relatable toxic friendship quotes that will help you reflect on your life and make wise decisions.

65 Relatable Bad Friends And Their Toxic Friendship Quotes

Have a look at these quotes on bad friends and toxic friendships to remove fake friends and regain positivity in your life.

Quotes About Bad Friends

  1. “To be of good quality, you have to excuse yourself from the presence of shallow and callow minded individuals.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson
  1. “A good friend will help you to discover the potentials you haven’t uncovered. A bad friend will help you to cover up the potentials you have already recovered. Make your choice!”― Israelmore Ayivor
  1. “A bad friend secretly plots your downfall”― Bangambiki Habyarimana
  1. “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
  1. “Enemy: A friend whose mask has fallen.” ― Bangambiki Habyarimana
  1. “A true friend will always be by your side in every situation. A bad friend will leave you with a silly excuse.” – Anonymous
  1. “One fake friend is more dangerous than 100 enemies.” — Shaquib Shaikh
  1. “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
  1. “It took me way too long to realize that you shouldn’t stay friends with people who never ask how you’re doing.” — Drew Monson
  1. “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
  1. “Often the poisonous people come to your life as friends.” – Anonymous
  1. “Bad friends are the shadows that follow you in the sun but leave you in the dark.” – Anonymous
  1. “Toxic friends and arsenic are one and the same thing in that they slowly poison you with their negative toxic energy.” – Anonymous

Toxic Friendships Quotes

  1. “If you choose bad companions, no one will believe that you are anything but bad yourself.” ― Anonymous
  1. “Toxic friends find joy in your downfall and hide jealousy in your success .” – Anonymous
  1. “Friendship is delicate as a glass, once broken it can be fixed but there will always be cracks.” — Waqar Ahmed
  1. “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
  1. “Keeping bad company is like being in a germ-infested area. You never know what you’ll catch.” ― Frank Sonnenberg
  1. “I no longer have the energy for meaningless friendships, forced interactions or unnecessary conversations.” — Joquesse Eugenia
  1. “People think being alone makes you lonely, but i don’t think that’s true. Being surrounded by wrong people is the loneliest thing in the world. ” — Angel Chernoff
  1. Friendship is not meant to be tense or anxiety- it must be effortless and stimulating.” – Anonymous

Funny Bad Friend Quotes

  1. “A bad friend is like a penny, having two faces and is worthless.” – Anonymous
  1. “My arm is weighted by the huge pile of clothing she’s hung over it. A moment of clarity comes over me. This isn’t what friendship is about, I know that now.”― Dawn O’Porter
  1. “Sweetie, if you’re going to be two-faced, at least make one of them pretty.” – Marilyn Monroe
  1. “It’s better to have honest enemies than having false friends.” – Anonymous
  1. “You lose nothing when you lose bad friends.” – Anonymous
  1. “False friends would believe in rumors, rather than you.” – Anonymous
  1. “Losing toxic friends is a great gain as it frees you from their poison.” – Anonymous
  1. “It’s better to be alone in life than being surrounded by drama magnets.” – Anonymous
  1. “We must learn who is gold and who is simply gold plated.” – Khloe Kardashian
  1. “Sometimes, you need to remove bad apples from your life without giving closure.” –  Anonymous
  1. “As the CEO of your life, you have the right to fire anyone who wants to bring nothing but drama into your life.” – Anonymous
  1. “It’s so funny that most people who claim to be your friends want to see you miserable in secret.” – Anonymous

Bad Friend Quotes

  1. “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
  1. “Fake friends pretend to be your best friend and talk shit at your back.” – Anonymous
  1. “A good friend is always therein your bad time. But, a bad friend is only there when you achieve success.” – Anonymous
  1. “It’s hurtful when the mask of your best friend falls off.” – Anonymous
  1. “You need not fear the enemy who harms you. But, fear that fake friend who hugs you.” – Anonymous

Ending Bad Friendship Quotes

  1. “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
  1. “Unsubscribe from all fake friendships whose mission is to make your life miserable like theirs.” – Anonymous
  1. “Remove yourself from people who treat you like your time doesn’t matter like your feelings are worthless or like your soul is replaceable.” –  S. Mcnutt.
  1. “It makes no sense to try to extend a friendship that was only meant to be a season into a lifetime.” ― Mandy Hale
  1. “Put an end to the friendship that makes you feel alone.” – Anonymous
  1. “I no longer have the energy for meaningless friendships, forced interactions or unnecessary conversations.” – Joquesse Eugenia
  1. “Be alone instead of being in a bad company.” – Anonymous
  1. “Your inner circle matters. Let it not be filled with negative people.” – Anonymous
  1. Remove bad friendships out of your life if you want better ones that will help you grow.” – Anonymous
  1. “If any friendship costs you your peace, drop it like a hot potato immediately.” – Anonymous

Letting Go Of Toxic Friends Quotes

  1. “If there is a particular person in your life that is repeatedly choosing not to honor you and is causing you more sadness or pain than they are joy – it might be time to release that friendship back to God and trust that it is not where you belong.”― Mandy Hale
  1. “Goodbye” is the best ever gift that you can receive from worse friends. Never hesitate to wave it back. Be bold to say “no” to what always keeps you static!”― Israelmore Ayivor
  1. “It’s very possible and very okay to forgive someone and still not want to spend time with them.” ― Karen Salmansohn
  1. “Fire failure by fighting falsehood. Forget the fears; Fix the future; Flee from fake friends. There is nothing called half-truth. Whatever looks like a lie is a lie!”― Israelmore Ayivor
  1. “Toxic people will pollute everything around them. Don’t hesitate. Fumigate.” — Mandy Hale
  1. “Negative people can only infest you with discouragements when they find you around… Just get lost and get saved!” — Israelmore Ayivor
  1. “You can love them, forgive them, want good things for them…but still move on without them.” — Mandy Hale
  1. “It’s very possible and very okay to forgive someone and still not want to spend time with them. ” — Karen Salmansohn
  1. “There are times walking away is not only the wisest thing to do but also the kindest thing you can do for yourself.” — Dave Campbell
  1. “Currently making some changes in life. If you don’t hear from me anymore you’re probably one of them. ” — Noelle Koeries
  1. “Don’t tell me I’ve changed, when reality, I just stopped dealing with you. ” — Galina Oxiouta
  1. “Let go of the people who dull your shine, poison your spirit, and bring your drama.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli
  1. “Sometimes you need to give up on people, not because you don’t care but because they don’t.” – Jennifer Green
  1. “It took me way too long to realize that you shouldn’t stay friends with people who never ask how you’re doing.” – Drew Monson
  1. “Letting go of toxic people in your life is a big step in loving yourself.” – Hussein Nishah
  1. “Simplify your life by clearing out negative friends and habits that take you nowhere.” – Anonymous
  1. “Removing bad friends is the first step to loving & caring about your emotional wellbeing.” – Anonymous

Toxic friends make your life miserable. So, whenever you come across a fake friend in your life, it’s better to keep them away as early as possible. We hope these bad friends quotes will inspire you to remove fake friends and wipe out negativity from your life.

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Siddharth Kesiraju

Siddharth holds a master's degree in communication and journalism from the University of Hyderabad. He has around six years of experience in various fields of writing and editing. As an associate editor at MomJunction, Siddharth edits and ensures the articles are aligned with the website's editorial standards. Having done a certification course in Relationship Coaching, he also writes on Relationships.... more