110 Fake Friends Quotes about Two-Faced People


Having a couple of truly good friends can be priceless. If you’re surrounded by supporting and encouraging friends that stand at your side no matter what happens, you can count yourself quite fortunate. Sometimes, you’ll only realize what a treasure loyal friends are when you are confronted with fake friends. These two-faced people will scrupulously lie to your face to gain an advantage. They will take advantage of you and betray you whenever an opportunity arises. To help you stay clear of two-faced individuals, the following selection of fake friends quotes was created. Enjoy reading. You may also like our collection of fake people quotes.

While with some people, it’s pretty clear from the beginning on that they don’t have your best interests in mind. Avoiding these individuals is not always easy, but at least you know who you’re dealing with. However, there are some people whose true intentions and a possible aversion towards you are not always that clear. These are the people who sneak into your life to gain your trust in the hopes of being able to take advantage of you.

“Someone who smiles too much with you can sometimes frown too much about you at your back.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

The key ingredients to identify fake friends are honesty with yourself, attentiveness, and an understanding of the characteristics of fake friends. Self-honesty is needed because it often takes a lot of courage to accept the fact that someone you considered a friend is not at all trustworthy. Similarly, it takes attentiveness and experience to intuitively know when you are dealing with someone who does not have your best interest in mind.

Fake friends quotes

Being surrounded by toxic and manipulative individuals can be quite frustrating. The following fake friends quotes will help you to free yourself from these people

Having to admit to yourself that you’re confronted with a two-faced and fake friend can be quite painful. Usually, the longer it takes you to come to this realization, the more painful it will be. The following collection of inspirational statements about friendship will help you to get over what happened.

110 Fake Friends Quotes about Two-Faced People

Whenever you’re confronted with uncomfortable problems such as fake friends, it’s important to realize that you are definitely not alone. Quite the contrary, some of the most gifted and inspirational individuals that have ever walked on earth faced similar struggles. They too were confronted with dishonest, lying friends who turned out to be two-faced and fake. Luckily for us, many of them found brilliant ways to deal with fake friends.

Here’s our collection of fake friends quotes


Lions and fake friends

“Make sure the lions you roll with aren’t snakes in disguise.”
Genereux Philip


Fake friends and snakes

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


True friendship

“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.”
Arnold H. Glasow


True friends

“When you have everything in life, you have friends, when you have nothing, you have true friends.”
Oscar Bimpong


Fake friends like shadows

“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


“The most dangerous among us come dressed as angels and we learn too late they are the devil in disguise.”
Carlos Wallace


“Stay away from negative people. They have a problem, for every solution.”
Albert Einstein


“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


“It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly can never know what true friendship means.”
Charles Kingsley


“The knives of betrayal and drama cut deep and hurt… but they also trim away the nonsense and reveal your true friends.”
Steve Maraboli


“It is during the worst times of your life that you will get to see the true colors of the people who say they care for you.”


“Always sleep with one eye open. Never take anything for granted. Your best friends might just be your enemies.”
Sara Shepard


“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


“Toxic people will pollute everything around them. Don’t hesitate. Fumigate.”
Mandy Hale


“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
Oprah Winfrey


“I love fake people provided they are mannequins.”
Pushpa Rana


“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


“You always knew after bad things happened, who your friends really were.”
Jodi Picoult


“The secret lies of manipulative folks, however hidden and cunningly twisted shall eventually come out. Never trust manipulative politically motivated, sly liars while they pretend to be “true friends” with noble and just cause.”
Angelica Hopes


“True friends are those who came into your life, saw the most negative part of you, but are not ready to leave you, no matter how contagious you are to them.”
Michael Bassey Johnson


“We never lose friends, fake ones are exposed.”
Carlos Wallace


“Toxic people attach themselves like cinder blocks tied to your ankles, and then invite you for a swim in their poisoned waters.”
John Mark Green


“How to make life peaceful and happy? The answer is simple and easy: Just delete all negative and destructive people from your life always and forever.”
Lord Robin


“An acquaintance merely enjoys your company, a fair-weather companion flatters when all is well, a true friend has your best interests at heart and the pluck to tell you what you need to hear.”
E.A. Bucchianeri


“Until you realize how easy it is for your mind to be manipulated, you remain the puppet of someone else’s game.”
Evita Ochel


“The best defence is to keep off the radar of negative people.”
Steven Redhead


“A fake friend is an enemy in disguise.”
Ellen J. Barrier


“Being betrayed is one of the most valuable lessons life can teach.”
Shania Twain


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


“As you grow older, you realize it becomes less important to have more friends and more important to have real ones.”
Ziad K. Abdelnour


“It is necessary, and even vital, to set standards for your life and the people you allow in it.”
Mandy Hale


“True friends esteem you of greater worth than you feel deserving. False friends demand you prove that worth.”
Richelle E. Goodrich


“Candor is a compliment; it implies equality. It’s how true friends talk.”
Peggy Noonan


“Part of the journey in life is slipping and falling along the way; in these times true friends are the ones who pick you up and dust you off.”
Ken Poirot


“I despise the rituals of fake friendship. I wish we could just claw each other’s eyes out and call it a day; instead, we put on huge radiant smiles and spout compliments until our teeth hurt from the saccharine sweetness of it all.”
Jody Gehrman


“The real friends are out there on your own, on your lost and on your special days. If they aren’t there, take it like they aren’t your friends, find other friends.”
Deyth Banger


“One fake friend can do more harm than 10 enemies… Be smart choosing your friends.”
Ziad K. Abdelnour


“A messy house is a must – it separates your true friends from other friends. Real friends are there to visit you not your house!”
Jennifer Wilson


“The difference between my darkness and your darkness is that I can look at my own badness in the face and accept its existence while you are busy covering your mirror with a white linen sheet. You are a white witch, a wizard; your spells are manipulations and your cauldron from hell yet you wrap yourself in white and wear a silver wig.”
C. JoyBell


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


“There are few things worse than mistaking an enemy for a friend.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman


“Pretend to be poor in reality and you’ll notice a decrease in your friends list and request.”
Michael Bassey Johnson


“What greater wound is there than a false friend?”


“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.”
Kim Culbertson


“The only wolves we got to fear are the ones that wear manskin.”
George RR Marin


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


“What a desperate, pathetic fool I was. Time after time, my “friends” had shown me their true colors. Yet, I still wanted to believe they were sorry for causing me pain.”
Jodee Blanco


“Before you count your friends, make sure you can count on them. Some friends are only around when they want something from you but are never there when you need something from them.”
Rashida Rowe


“You cannot expect to live a positive life if you hang with negative people.”
Joel Osteen


“The problem with wearing a facade is that sooner or later life shows up with a big pair of scissors.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough


“True friends accept you for what you are, wart and all.”
Jeffrey Michael


“Most people want to see you to do better, but not doing better than them.”
London Mond


“There are folks you just don’t need. You’re better off without them. Your life is just a little better because they ain’t in it.”
William Gay


“Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.”
George Washington Carver


“Caring and conscientious people cannot stand to see anyone suffering and the manipulator often finds it easy to play on sympathy to get cooperation.”
George K. Simon Jr.


“Weeding out the harmful influences should become the norm not the exception.”
Carlos Wallace


“Only when you are in trouble do you realize who your true friends are… And, my dear, you will be surprised!”
Charbel Tadros


“At some point, you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life.”
Sandi Lynn


“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.”
The Buddha


“Time passes and you begin to see, people for who they really are and not who they pretend to be.”
Scarlet Koop


“Your job won’t take care of you when you’ll be sailing through loneliness or going through a tragedy in life. Your friends will. Make good friends and stay in touch.”
Chanda Kaushik


“Friends with spiteful hearts and thousand eyes of evil, mock not my slumbering glory.”
Darmie Orem


“There are those whose primary ability is to spin wheels of manipulation. It is their second skin and without these spinning wheels, they simply do not know how to function. They are like toys on wheels of manipulation and control. If you remove one of the wheels, they’ll never be able to feel secure, be whole.”
C. JoyBell


“Buy a gift for a dog, and you’ll be amazed at the way it will dance and swerve its tail, but if you don’t have anything to offer to it, it won’t even recognize your arrival; such are the attributes of fake friends.”
Michael Bassey Johnson


“Stop entertaining two-faced people. You know the ones who have split personalities and untrustworthy habits.”
Amaka Imani Nkosazana


“There are people that will give you time when it shines, then fade away when it shades.”
Anthony Liccione


“When I see a fellow-creature about to perish through the cowardice of her pretended friends, I wish to be allowed to speak, that I may say what I know of her character.”
Mary Shelley


“If they talk about other people with you, they will talk about you with other people.”
Carlos Wallace


“The toxic behaviors were there before you decided to enter into relationships with them. The signs were there. You may have chosen to look the other way, but the signs were there.”
P.A. Speers


“Stay away from lazy parasites, who perch on you just to satisfy their needs, they do not come to alleviate your burdens, hence, their mission is to distract, detract and extract, and make you live in abject poverty.”
Michael Bassey Johnson


“Friends ask you questions; enemies question you.”
Criss Jami


“If you don’t find the right set of eyes to see through your bull, you will always be surrounded by friends that will tell you white lies because they like your company and don’t want to ruin the evening.”
Shannon L. Alder


“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


“Life’s a battlefield, and we remain loyal to those who fight for us; those who’d die for us.”
Crystal Woods


“Letting go of toxic people in your life is a big step in loving yourself.”
Hussein Nishah


“The first impression is not the last reflection of a true friend, so if you are head over heels for someone who just bought you a cake, you’d better think twice before devouring your misery.”
Michael Bassey Johnson


“Expect while reaching for the stars, people to whirl by with their dark clouds and storm upon you.”
Anthony Liccione


“Share your weaknesses. Share your hard moments. Share your real side. It’ll either scare away every fake person in your life or it will inspire them to finally let go of that mirage called “perfection,” which will open the doors to the most important relationships you’ll ever be a part of.”
Dan Pearce


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


“Tell people how it is, be real and be honest. If you see something wrong make sure you speak up. Being this way will naturally eliminate the snakes and fakes.”
John Maiorana


“This is what happens. You tell your friends your most personal secrets, and they use them against you.”
Sophie Kinsella


“You never lose Friends. Real ones will always stay – no matter what and the fakes, you don’t need anyway.”
Drishti Bablani


“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


“The point is not that I don’t recognize bad people when I see them — I grant you I may quite well be taken in by them — the point is that I know a good person when I see one.”
Enid Blyton


“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.”
Arthur Conan Doyle


“The word “friend” is a label anyone can try on. You decide who is best suited to wear it.”
Carlos Wallace


“Narcissists are consumed with maintaining a shallow false self to others. They’re emotionally crippled souls that are addicted to attention.”
Shannon L. Alder


“Money and power attract friends. But it’s not you they’re friends with – just your money and power. Only affection brings genuine friends.”
Oscar Auliq


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


“Being blinded in love and friendship is a common mistake.”
Eraldo Banovac


“Fake friends are everywhere around you. They will use you and when you are no longer of use, throw you away like a wrapper.”


“Neither a fake friend nor a liar can be trusted, with a secret.”
Ellen J. Barrier


“Yes, the people around us can be insensitive, narcissistic, toxic, and sometimes even abusive, but it is up to us to take that energy on or let it flow through us. No one is responsible for taking away our happiness but us.”
Aletheia Luna


“In a dependent relationship, the protégé can always control the protector by threatening to collapse.”
Barbara W. Tuchman


“Flee from fake friends. There is nothing called half-truth. Whatever looks like a lie is a lie!”
Israelmore Ayivor


“It takes a special kind of person to be a hater, but only a true loser will give the impression of being your friend while resenting every progress/success in your life.”
Cory Stallworth


“I have found the best way to deal with a toxic person is to not respond in any other way than monotone voice and a businesslike manner.”
Jen Grice


“A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.”
Criss Jami


“Remember the friends who stuck with you when they thought you had nothing.”
Joyce Rachelle


“Don’t let toxic people infect you with the fear of giving and receiving one of the most powerful forces in this world… LOVE!”
Yvonne Pierre


“Some people will insult your intelligence by suddenly being nice or nicer to you once you make it.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana


“Fake friends get mad when we don’t pretend to like them.”
Carlos Wallace


“People only throw shade on what’s shining.”
Genereux Philip


“When something serious happens in your life, something bad comes out of it but also something good. You get to see who is real. Who your true friends are, and who truly loves you. ”
Angie Karan


“Fake friends are with you today and against you tomorrow. Whatever they say defines them not you.”


“Real friends are really hard to come by.”
Anthony Liccione


“When you see the genuine, you don’t deal with the fakes anymore.”
Nima Davani


“You don’t have to live happily ever after with every single person in your life in order to live happily ever after. Some unfortunate endings are necessary.”
Joyce Rachelle


“You should be aware of fake friends because it is the hardest to be aware of.”
Eraldo Banovac


“Don’t ever let someone tell you the value you don’t have, in order to be in someone’s life. That is often the value they feel you have, not that person.”
Shannon L. Alder

I hope you enjoyed this collection of fake friends quotes. What are your experiences with fake people?

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