Losing A Friend Sayings and Quotes

At a certain point in life, we all lose a friend. Whether it’s due to distance, choice or death, loss unfortunately is inevitable. While they may be gone, you’ll still have memories of the good times and cherished moments together. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and inspirational quotes on losing a friend.


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

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

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

Alice Walker

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

Richard Puz

Closed eyes, heart not beating, but a living love.

Avis Corea

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

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

Waqar Ahmed

A friendship that can cease has never been real.     

St. Jerome

We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.     

Joseph Roux

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.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

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

Francis Quareles

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

Seneca

We all lose friends.. we lose them in death, to distance and over time. But even though they may be lost, hope is not. The key is to keep them in your heart, and when the time is right, you can pick up the friendship right where you left off. Even the lost find their way home when you leave the light on.     

Amy Marie Walz

The death of a friend is equivalent to the loss of a limb.     

German Proverb

Lovers have a right to betray you friends don't.     

Judy Holliday

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

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.

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

Saint Augustine

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

Nicholas Sperling

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

Elizabeth Foley

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

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Fare thee well! and if for ever / Still for ever, fare thee well

Lord Byron

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

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I'm losing friends 'cause people are catching feelings I'm not catching.

unknown

Due to success I started losing friends.

Ace Hood

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

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