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.

Losing a good friend is never easy,especially when you don't understand why you lost them in the first place.     

Hannah Baker

Your lost friends are not dead but gone before; advanced a stage or two upon that road which you must travel in the steps they trod.     


In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.     

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The worst pain in the world goes beyond the physical. Even further beyond any other emotional pain one can feel. It is the betrayal of a friend.     

Heather Brewer

While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.     

John Taylor

Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other’s little failings.     

Jean De La Bruyere

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

Richard Bach

The deep pain that is felt at the death of every friendly soul arises from the feeling that there is in every individual something which is inexpressible, peculiar to him alone, and is, therefore, absolutely and irretrievably lost.     

Arthur Schopenhauer

When our friends are alive, we see the good qualities they lack; dead, we remember only those they possessed.     

Jean Antoine Petit-Senn

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

Though friendship is not quick to burn, it is explosive stuff.      

May Sarton

The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for.     


Breaking with old friends is one of the most painful of the changes in all that piling up of a multitude of small distasteful changes that constitutes growing older     

John Dos Passos

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

Charles Caleb Colton

It’s hard to tell who has your back, from who has it long enough just to stab you in it’.      

Nicole Richie

False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still. For they must be present, that love and live in that which is omnipresent. In this divine glass, they see face to face, and their converse is free as well as pure. This is the comfort of friends, that though they may be said to die, yet their friendship and society are, in the best sense, ever present, because immortal.     

William Penn

Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken, it can rarely be put back together in exactly the same way.     

Charles Kingsley

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.     

Sir Francis Bacon

Sometimes your closest friend is your greatest enemy.     

Jason Fong

We can’t feel the lose of a friend until they are apart from us.     


A friend who dies, it’s something of you who dies.     

Gustave Flaubert

I used to know you the best and now I don’t even remember your name.     

Mya Waechtler

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.     

Octavia Butler

Losing people you love affects you. It is buried inside of you and becomes this big, deep hole of ache. It doesn’t magically go away, even when you stop officially mourning.     

Carrie Jones

There are going to be some people who at some point of your life will become your friends. And some friends, who at some point, will become just people.     

Chanda Kaushik

I was betrayed, how can you say that you feel sorry inside / It's never staying, losing close friends / I've gone away, you make me stay but I can't tell it from lies / I've gone insane, losing close friends     

Kris David Kohls

You're losing a friend / You jeopardize me / Bad bad blood on your hands / And see, you're losing a friend     

Anders Peter Svensson, Nina Elisabet Persson

We get closer and closer again / But we're falling apart / I'm losing, you're losing a friend / It's always over before we start     

Johan Alkenas

The worse things in life / More than losing a life / Is losing a best friend     

Tirso Gomez