The 70 Best Quotes about Fake People

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We all have experience with fake people. They seem to be everywhere and they are more than willing to be friends as long as you don’t need to depend on them. Then you find out they were never really friends, only people who wanted to be there, but not for the hard times. These fake friends have a benefit, however. They teach us what real friends look like.

Fake People Quotes

Here are 70 instructive fake friends quotes to help you see these people for what they are – disguised enemies. Note: Some of these quotes are attributed to an individual, but many have no source attribution.

  1. “Life is too short for fake butter, cheese, or people.”
  2. “Fake friends: once they stop talking to you, they start talking about you.”
  3. “Sometimes it is good to have fake people because then you will understand who are the real ones.”
  4. “Fake people hate honesty. It’s the lies that keep them feeling good about themselves and their lives. So share your true feelings about their actions and watch how they fade away.”
  5. “Fake friends are like shadows. They follow you in the sun but leave you in the dark.”
  6. “Fake people always spread negativity but real ones spread positivity.”
  7. “It is better to stay alone rather being around with people who don’t value and respect you.”
  8. “Fake people want to see you down but real ones want to see you at the top.”
  9. “Fake friends are around when they think you’re cool. True friends are around even when they think you’re fool.”
  10. “It’s funny how you’re nice to my face. It’s hilarious how you talk s**t behind my back. And it’s downright comical that you think I’m unaware.”
  11. “True friends cry when you leave. Fake friends leave when you cry.”
  12. “Sometimes you have to give up on people. Not because you don’t care but because they don’t.”
  13. “Real ones will walk with you till the end but fake people will disappear.”
  14. “I didn’t lose a friend, I just realized I never had one.”
  15. “Some people are real. Some people are good. Some people are fake and some people are real good at being fake.”
  16. “Fake friends believe in rumors. Real friends believe in you.”
  17. “The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies.”
  18. “One fake friend can do more damage than five enemies.”
  19. “Fake friends are like shadows: always near you at your brightest moments, but nowhere to be seen at your darkest hour. True friends are like stars, you don’t always see them but they are always there.” Habeeb Akande
  20. “Don’t fear the enemy that attacks you, but the fake friend that hugs you.”
  21. “True friends will always find a way to help you. Fake friends will always find an excuse.”
  22. “Being betrayed is one of the most valuable lessons life can teach.” Shania Twain
  23. “Sometimes it’s not the people who change, it’s the mask that falls off.”
  24. “A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!” Doug Larson
  25. “Fake people are only nice when it’s convenient for them or they usually have a hidden agenda. Genuinely nice people go out of their way to help others and they have an honest heart. Stick with the ones who never let you down and keep their promises. You can’t fake that.”
  26. “It makes no sense to try to extend a friendship that was only meant to be a season into a lifetime.” Mandy Hale
  27. “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
  28. “Always sleep with one eye open. Never take anything for granted. Your best friends might just be your enemies.”
  29. “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
  30. “As we grow up, we realize it becomes less important to have a ton of friends, and more important to have real ones.”
  31. “Fake people don’t surprise me anymore, loyal people do.”
  32. “Fake friends will believe the gossip about you, but real friends know better and stand up for you.”
  33. “People only throw shade on what’s shining.” Genereux Philip
  34. “Some people forget about you, until they want something from you.”
  35. “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
  36. “Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.” George Washington Carver
  37. “You would always have undesired people around you but desired one’s are least likely.” Pushpa Rana
  38. “You create more space in your life when you turn your excess baggage to garbage.” Chinonye J. Chudolue
  39. “Often those that criticize others reveal what he himself lacks.” Shannon L Alder
  40. “Mindset matters…always. The difference found between the victorious and the envious, the successful and the haters; is mindset.” Steve Maraboli
  41. “Some of the most poisonous people come disguised as friends and family.”
  42. “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
  43. “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” Arnold H. Glasow
  44. “Some people think that the truth can be hidden with a little cover-up and decoration. But as time goes by, what is true is revealed, and what is fake fades away.”
  45. “Fake people are only nice when it’s convenient for them or they usually have a hidden agenda. Genuinely nice people go out of their way to help others and they have an honest heart. Stick with the ones who never let you down and keep their promises. You can’t fake that.”
  46. “A true friend cares about what’s going on in your life. A fake friend will make their problems sound bigger. Be a true friend.”
  47. “Some people are willing to betray years of friendship just to get a little bit of the spotlight.” Lauren Conrad
  48. “Always be careful of your friend who loves your enemy; you either trust such a fellow for your life or for your death!” Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
  49. “One of the biggest flaws of people is pretending to be blind to their own mistakes, but do not pretend deaf towards the mistakes of others.”
  50. “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
  51. “You got nothing to lose. You don’t lose when you lose fake friends.” Joan Jett
  52. “Time passes and you begin to see, people for who they really are and not who they pretend to be.” Scarlet Koop
  53. “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” Arnold H. Glasow
  54. “Controllers, abusers, and manipulative people don’t question themselves. They don’t ask themselves if the problem is them…they always say the problem is someone else.” Darlene Quimet
  55. “Cut off fake people for real reasons, not real people for fake reasons.”
  56. “When people are two faced the only thing you’ll know for sure is that you can’t trust either of them.”
  57. “Most people want to see you do better, but not doing better than them.” London Mond
  58. 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
  59. “Watch who you call friend, because friends are the same ones that will leak your business to everyone after y’all not friends anymore.” Ritu Ghatourey
  60. “I used to think enemies were the worst people in the world, but that was until I met fake friends and realized that they’re a lot worse.”
  61. “I may not be perfect, but at least I am not fake. With me, what you see is what you get.”
  62. “People think being alone makes you lonely, but I don’t think that’s true. Being surrounded by the WRONG people is the loneliest thing in the world.”
  63. “You cannot always trust what you see. Even salt looks like sugar.”
  64. “Always sleep with one eye open. Never take anything for granted. Your best friends might just be your enemies.”
  65. “I’ve got more respect for someone who comes out and says they don’t like me than for the ones who act like they do but talk bad about me when I’m not around.” Mitchell Perry
  66. “Better to have an enemy who slaps you in the face than a friend who stabs you in the back.”
  67. “Time alone can prove the worth of friendship. As time goes by we lose the false ones and keep the best. True friends stay when all the rest are gone.” Ritu Ghatourey
  68. “An honest enemy is better than a false friend. When in doubt, pay more attention to what people do and less to what they say. Actions not only speak louder than words, they are more difficult to fake.” Zero Dean
  69. “Sometimes you have to give up on people. Not because you don’t care but because they don’t.”
  70. “A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines.” Benjamin Franklin

Conclusion

These quotes help us see which of our friends are really friends, and which are just fakers. Wisdom says to get rid of fake friends as soon as you realize what they are – harmful. Take care of yourself by using these quotes to help you sort the true friends from the fake ones.

 

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