Friends Leaving Sayings and Quotes

Good friends can be hard to come by, so when they leave, it can feel like a piece of ourselves is departing with them. Celebrate your best buds at a distance with the wise and insightful friends leaving quotes below.

Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetime, is certain for those who are friends.     

Richard Bach

Odd how much it hurts when a friend moves away- and leaves behind only silence.     

Pam Brown

True love is when you have to watch a friend leave, with the knowledge that you might never see him again. But you know he'll be in your mind and heart forever.     


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

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.     

Henry David Thoreau

When you part from your friend, you grieve not. For that which you love in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is cleaner from the plain.     

Kahlil Gibran

The tender friendships one gives up, on parting, leave their bite on the heart, but also a curious feeling of a treasure somewhere buried.     

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Excuse me, then! you know my heart; But dearest friends, alas! must part.     

John Gay

When a friend leaves you, you move on. When a best friend leaves you, part of you is gone.     

Misti Hemlock

Memories last forever, never do they die. Friends stay together, never say goodbye.     

Melina Campos

You and I will meet again, When we're least expecting it, One day in some far off place, I will recognize your face, I won't say goodbye my friend, For you and I will meet again.     

Tom Petty

But fate ordains that dearest friends must part.     

Edward Young

Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?     

Richard Bach

Good-Bye is an easy word to say but try saying it to a friend. If I never knew you, I'd be safe, but half as real, never knowing I could feel.     


No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.     

Robert Southey

Could we see when and where we are to meet again, we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye.     


True friends don't say good-bye, they just take extended leaves of absences from each other.     


There are no good-byes, where ever you'll be, you'll be in my heart.     


When you part from your friend, you grieve not; For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.     

Khalil Gibran

Goodbye, my friend, goodbye. My dear, you are in my heart. Predestined separation promises a future meeting.     

Sergei Yesenin

Saying goodbye doesn't mean anything. It's the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it.     

Trey Parker

Look for the rainbow in every storm, fly like an angel, good-bye my friend. I know you're gone, you said you're gone, but I can still feel you here.     

Spice Girls

True friends cry when you leave. Fake friends leave when you cry.     


True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.     

Charles Caleb Colton

Happy trails to you, until we meet again.     

Dale Evans Rogers

We only part to meet again.     

John Gay