Fake Friends Sayings and Quotes

With fake friends, who needs enemies (or shall we say frenemies)? When it comes to friends, it’s often best to choose quality over quantity. Let us help you kick toxic friendships to the curb. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and humorous fake friends quotes to banish faux friends from your life for good.


A false friend is like the shadow of a sundial.     

French Proverb

Friends are like melons. Shall I tell you why? To find a good one, you must a hundred try.     

Claude Mermet

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

Poor Richard

To betray you must first belong. I never belonged.     

Kim Philby

If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.     

E.M. Forster

Brother, even by our mother’s dust, I charge you, do not betray me to your mirth or hate.     

John Ford

In one respect indeed, our employment may be reckoned dishonest, because, like great Statesmen, we encourage those who betray their friends.     

John Gay

Is it possible to succeed without any act of betrayal?     

Jean Renoir