Losing A Friend Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old losing a friend quotes, losing a friend sayings, and losing a friend proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.     

Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

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

Avis Corea

Due to success I started losing friends.

Ace Hood

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

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


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

Waqar Ahmed

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

Judy Holliday

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

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

Lord Byron

Goodbye, goodbye, I hate the word. Solitude has long since turned brown and withered, sitting bitter in my mouth and heavy in my veins.

R. M. Grenon

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.


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


A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Proverbs 18:24

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


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

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

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

German Proverb

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

Elizabeth Foley

Because once upon a time, we were best friends. And, yes, there's been a lot of bad stuff in between. But none of that matters right now, okay? You need me, I'm there. Any time, any place, anywhere

Dawsons' Creek

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

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


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