70 Best Fake People Quotes About Fake Friends

Don't trust everything you see.

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Sometimes, fake people are really easy to spot. They don’t really care about others, are always focused on themselves, and when things get rough they flake.

That said, you have probably had a few fake friends before and didn’t realize it until you needed them and they were nowhere to be found.

When you really want to be friends with someone, it can be all too easy to overlook any kind of flaw of theirs; I know I’ve made excuses for people who didn’t even care about me simply because I wanted to be friends with them.


So, when you finally find out that this person isn’t who you thought they were, it can be a blow to your self-esteem.

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You might start blaming yourself for being the problem, or you might shrug it off and chalk it up to having bad luck when it comes to reading people’s true personalities. But always remember that it’s never your fault for how others act.


What are the signs of a fake friend? They can be hard to spot at first, but a fake friend cuts you off for their significant other, only talks to you about their problems and won't do the same for you, and only appear in your life when they need something. A fake friend also loves to "compliment" you, but then says something rude or disguises their insult as a joke.

But how do you avoid fake friends before they manage to gain your trust and time? The best way to avoid fake people, in general, is to pay attention to how present they are in your life, and how much effort they put into the friendship. A friendship should be a balanaced give and take, and a true friend understands this.

If you’ve been burned before by fake people, it can be hard to let your guard down to trust someone new, but when you’re most vulnerable, that’s when you find authentic individials who become your life-long besties.

70 Best Quotes About Fake Friends & Fake People

A good quote for fake friends is "True friends are always there when you need them. False friends are only there when they need you."


It's a great saying to live by, but these fake people quotes will help you realize the kind of people you want in your life, and surround yourself with individuals who respect and support you, no matter what.

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Quotes About Fake People


1. “Cut off fake people for real reasons, not real people for fake reasons.”


2. “Pay close attention to the people who don’t clap when you win.”


3. “Some people forget about you until they want something from you.”


4.  “Fake people are like costume jewelry: They look great for a while, then all of a sudden, their true selves 'Shine' thru.” ―Nitya Prakash

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5. “Stop stressing over s****y people.”


6. “Stay real, stay loyal, or stay away from me.”


7. “Sometimes it’s not the people who change, it’s the mask that falls off.”


8. “I’m so tired of: fake friends, drama, liars, being ignored, getting hurt.”


9. “Most people will never learn the lessons meant for them in this lifetime, nor become the person they were meant to be, simply because they are too busy being someone else, or someone they are not.” ―Suzy Kassem


10. “Not my job to expose the fake. In due time they expose themselves.”


11. “An open enemy is better than a false friend.”


12. “Not everyone deserves to know the real you. Let them criticize who they think you are.”


13. "Every coin has two sides, just like most people have two faces."


14. “Fake people are like soap bubbles: they pop out when the sun shines brightly.” ―Chiranjude Bird

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15. “Fake friends are around when they think you’re cool. True friends are around even when they think you’re a fool.”


16. “If you write about the dark side of people, you are more likely to be closer to the truth, because people don’t pretend to be dark nearly as much as they pretend to be good.” ―Robert Black


17. “It’s funny how you’re nice to my face. It’s hilarious how you talk s*** behind my back. And it’s downright comical that you think I’m unaware.”


18. “Growing up means realizing a lot of your friends aren’t really your friends.”


19. “Fake people hate honesty. It’s the lies that keep them feeling good about themselves and their lives. So share your true feelings about their actions and watch how they fade away.”


20. “I didn’t lose a friend, I just realized I never had one.”


21. “Always sleep with one eye open. Never take anything for granted. Your best friends might just be your enemies.” ―Sara Shepard

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22. “Actions always prove why words mean nothing.”


23. “A real situation will always expose a fake friend.”


24. “I love straightforward people. The lack of drama makes life so much easier.”


25. “People show their true colors unintentionally; pay attention.”


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26. “A true friend cares about what’s going on in your life. A fake friend will make their problems sound bigger. Be a true friend.”


27. “Sometimes you have to give up on people. Not because you don’t care but because they don’t.”


28. “People’s bulls*** and fakeness are the main reasons why I like to be alone.”


29. “A persons character is shown through their actions in life, not where they sit on Sunday.” ―Navonne Johns

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30. “Some people are real. Some people are good. Some people are fake and some people are real good at being fake.”


31. “I just trust my intuition taking into account the psychology of things. Therefore, I am not persuaded by facts, but by behaviors.” ―Maria Karvouni


32. “You got nothing to lose. You don’t lose when you lose fake friends.”


33. “You always knew after s****y things happened, who your friends really were.” —Jodi Picoult


34. “People think being alone makes you lonely, but I don’t think that’s true. Being surrounded by the wrong people is the loneliest thing in the world.”


35. “Don’t trust everything you see. Even salt looks like sugar.”


36. “Don’t fear the enemy that attacks you, but the fake friend that hugs you.”


37. “As we grow up, we realize it becomes less important to have a ton of friends, and more important to have real ones.”


38. “In the beginning, some people try to appear that everything about them is 'in black and white,' until later their true colors come out.” ―Anthony Liccione

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39. “Some of the most poisonous people come disguised as friends and family.”


40. “If you want to be my friend, I prefer honesty to fake praise. I was never one to run with the wolves.” ―Christina Strigas


41. “I don’t have time for fake friends anymore. Either be real, or be gone.”


42. “Life is too short for fake butter or fake people.” ―Karen Salmansohn


43. “True friends will always find a way to help you. Fake friends will always find an excuse.”


44. “One fake friend can do more damage than five enemies.”


45. “Some friends are like pennies: two-faced and worthless.”


46. “Never water yourself down just because someone can’t handle you at 100 proof.”


47. “When you see the genuine, you don't deal with the fakes anymore.” ―Nima Davani

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48. "Better an honest enemy than a false friend."


49. “Fake friends believe in rumors. Real friends believe in you.”

Quotes For Fake Friendship


50. “Fake friends show their true colors when they don’t need you anymore. Be aware.”


51. “Only a true friend will tell you to your face, what others are saying behind your back.”


52. “A friend to all, is not a friend to anyone.” ―Mike Skinner

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53. “Fake friends will believe the gossip about you, but real friends know better and stand up for you.”


54. “Fake friends get mad when we don't pretend to like them.” ―Carlos Wallace


55. "Fake friends; those who only drill holes under your boat to get it leaking; those who discredit your ambitions and those who pretend they love you, but behind their backs they know they are in to destroy your legacies.” —Israelmore Ayivor


56. “It's funny how the people who know the least about you, always have the most to say.” ―Auliq Ice

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57. “Life is all about losing friends, the people you know. So, just that you get better at finding the ones worth suffering for.” ―Mohit Kaushik


58. "Fake friends are like autumn leaves, they’re scattered everywhere.”


59. Everybody isn’t your friend. Just because they hang around you and laugh with you doesn’t mean you are your friends. People pretend well. At the end of the day, real situations expose fake people, so pay attention.”


60. “Fake friends are like shadows. They follow you in the sun but leave you in the dark.”


Fake Friends Quotes


61. “You don’t lose friends because real friends can never be lost. You lose people masquerading as friends, and you’re better for it.” —Mandy Hale


62. “True friends cry when you leave. Fake friends leave when you cry.”


63. “What's the whole point of being pretty on the outside when you’re so ugly on the inside?” ―Jess C. Scott

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64. “Fake friends are no different than shadows, they stick around during your brightest moments, but disappear during your darkest hours.”


65. “The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies.”


66. “Fake people are only nice when it’s convenient for them or they usually have a hidden agenda. Genuinely nice people go out of their way to help others and they have an honest heart. Stick with the ones who never let you down and keep their promises. You can’t fake that.”


67. “I love fake people, provided they are mannequins.” ―Pushpa Rana


68. “Nice words and nice appearance doesn't conclude that someone is nice. I believe that the nicer you look, the more deceptive you appear.” ―Michael Bassey Johnson

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69. “Fake friends: once they stop talking to you, they start talking about you.”


70. “It’s not about who is real to your face, it’s about who stays real behind your back.”

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Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She's passionate about the environment, feminism, astrology, and plans to write a non-fiction book in the future.