150 Toxic Friends Quotes To Remove Bad Friendships

Looking for quotes about bad and toxic friends? We’ve got you covered and rounded up some of the best inspirational toxic friends quotes, sayings, proverbs, captions, status, (with images and pictures). These bad friends can be selfish, jealous, very difficult to deal with, and emotional draining as well.

These friendship toxicity quotes will give to you some clarity to the confusion and frustration of having these poisonous people in your life and take a positive approach in life and relationships.

Also Read: Toxic People Quotes

It may be a close friend, or your best friend who is really difficult to get along with. When you’re around them, you feel manipulated and dominated.

Also See: Bad Relationship Quotes

Dealing with such people can be  never easy so you should find ways to get rid of the toxicity that clouds your life.

Distancing yourself with such people is all you need to do, to get the control over your life.

These motivational quotes are divided in these sections:-

  • Toxic Friends Quotes
  • Toxic Friendship Quotes
  • Removing Toxic Friends Quotes

If you like these quotes, then also find some relatable content with toxic relationship quotes and  negativity quotes  for controlling relationships.

Toxic Friends Quotes

  1. “I trusted you and you betrayed me.” – Unknown

  2. “They play victims in crimes they committed.” ― Unknown

  3. “We never lose friends, fake ones are exposed.” ― Unknown                                                               

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    toxic friends quotes

  4. “A real situation will always expose a fake friend.” ― Unknown

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

  6. “Bad friends will prevent you from having good friends.” ― Unknown                                                     

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    bad friends quotes

  7. “Enemy: A friend whose mask has fallen.” ― Bangambiki Habyarimana

  8. “One fake friend is more dangerous than 100 enemies.” ― Shaquib Shaikh

  9. “People inspire you or they drain you. Pick them wisely.” — Hans F. Hansen                                                                                                                                                                         

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    toxic friendship quotes

  10. “Fake friends stab you and pretend they are the ones bleeding.” ― Unknown

  11. “People who create their own drama deserve their own karma.” ― Unknown

  12. “Sometimes friends are like pennies, two-faced and worthless.” ― Unknown

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

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    friends toxic quotes

  14. “Letting go of toxic people in your life is a big step in loving yourself.” — Hussein Nishah

  15. “Some of the most poisonous people come disguised as friends and family.” ― Unknown

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

  17. “You don’t ever have to feel guilty about removing toxic people from your life.” – Unknown                                                                                                                                                                 

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    toxic friend quotes

  18. “No person is you friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” – Unknown

  19. “The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become.” – Unknown

  20. “Friends are supposed to be there for you when you cry not be the reason you cry.” ― Unknown

  21. “Fake friends are like shadows: they follow you in the sun but leave you in the dark.” ― Unknown                                                                                                                                                       

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    bff toxic friendship quotes

  22. “If you choose bad companions, no one will believe that you are anything but bad yourself.” ― Aesop

  23. True friends will always find a way to help you. Fake friends will always find an excuse.” ― Unknown

  24. “You cannot spend the majority of your life with toxic people and expect to be happy.” ― David Goggins

  25. “Handling toxic people is not an art, they will be the victim of their own toxicity.” ― P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

  26. “It’s so funny that most people who claim to be your friends want to see you miserable in secret.” ― Unknown

  27. “Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings, and emotions.” ― Unknown

  28. “I’d rather have an enemy who admits they hate me, instead of a friend who secretly puts me down.” ― Unknown                                                                                               

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    bad friend quotes

  29. “A true friend cares about what’s going on in your life. A fake friend makes their problems sound bigger.” ― Unknown

  30. “Bad friends are like paper cuts, both are annoyingly painful and make you wish you were more careful.” ― Unknown

  31. “Fake friends are with you today and against you tomorrow. Whatever they say defines them not you.” ― Unknown

  32. “I no longer have the energy for meaningless friendships, forced interactions or unnecessary conversations.” ― Unknown                                                             

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    remove toxic friends quotes

  33. “It took me way too long to realize that you shouldn’t stay friends with people who never ask how you’re doing.” — Drew Monson

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

  35. “The only people I need in my life are the ones who need me in theirs even when I have nothing else to offer them.” ― Unknown

  36. “Don’t let getting lonely make you reconnect with toxic people. You shouldn’t drink poison just because you’re thirsty.” – Unknown

  37. “Be careful who you share your weaknesses with. Some people can’t wait for the opportunity to use them against you.” – Unknown

  38. “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

  39. “Certain people and their toxic energy can block you from expanding, elevating and vibrating higher. Detach and protect your energy.” – Unknown

  40. “To be of good quality, you have to excuse yourself from the presence of shallow and callow minded individuals.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

  41. “Not everyone will appreciate what you do for them. You have to figure out who’s worth your kindness and who’s just taking advantage.” – Unknown

  42. “Such a disappointment when you defend someone for so long thinking they are different and they turn out to be just like what everyone said.” ― Unknown

  43. “An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.” — Buddha

  44. “Like arsenic, toxic people will slowly kill you. They kill your positive spirit and play with your mind and emotions. The only cure is to let them go.” ― Dennisse Lisseth

  45. “Cutting toxic friends or friendships out of your life doesn’t mean you hate them. It’s just that you respect and value yourself too much to be in the wrong company.” – Unknown

  46. “Sometimes your dearest friend whom you reveal most of your secrets to becomes so deadly and unfriendly without knowing that they were not really your friend.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

  47. “You can’t be friends with those who broke your heart, ruin your life, took advantage of your love, kindness, and forgiveness. They don’t deserve access to your life. There is no friendship there.” ― Unknown

  48. “’Toxic Friends’: Be aware! These are the people who don’t deserve to be in the friend zone category. Either they will talk behind their best friend’s back to you. Or they will take you as their next victim.” ― Unknown

  49. “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

  50. “A toxic friend will disrespect your boundaries, cause unnecessary drama, accuse you of things that they are guilty of, make snide remarks, judge you, play the victim, make nasty comments about your loved ones, is jealous of your achievements and disregards your feelings and emotions.” ― Unknown

Toxic Bad Friendship Quotes

Toxic friends will make you doubt your decisions and undermine your self-esteem. They try to play with you psychology and try to dominate you with all aspects of your life.

Also Read: Mean Friends Quotes

They never truly care about you and your well-being. They can be two-faced, manipulative and fake most of the time.

  1. “They will ignore you until they need you.” – Unknown                                                                       

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    quotes about getting rid of toxic friends

  2. “An honest enemy is better than a friend who lies.” – Unknown

  3. “Real friends don’t cast shade. They encourage.” – Christina Daniels

  4. “When people treat you like they don’t care, believe them.” – Unknown                                               

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    toxic friends quote

  5. “Fake friends believe in rumors. Real friends believe in you.” – Unknown

  6. “A fake friend likes to see you do well, but not better than them.” ― Unknown

  7. “In life, we never lose friends, we only learn who the true ones are.” ― Unknown

  8. “Friendship is every day, not just when it’s convenient to someone.” ― Unknown

  9. “You got nothing to lose. You don’t lose when you lose fake friends.” ― Unknown

  10. “Sometimes you need those bad friends to appreciate the good ones.” ― Unknown

  11. “You cannot hang out with negative people and expect a positive life.” ― Unknown                                                                                                                                                                           

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    toxic friends quotes images

  12. “Sometimes it’s not the person who changes, it’s the mask that falls off.” ― Unknown                                                                                                                                                     

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    quotes about bad friends

  13. “Friendships are meant to be enjoyable, not tense or anxiety-provoking.” ― Unknown

  14. “Your inner circle matters. Let it not be filled with toxic and negative people.” ― Unknown

  15. “It’s not healthy to stay with people that don’t even bother to ask how you are.” ― Unknown

  16. “Better realize when to move away from toxic people and toxic situations.” ― Deeksha Arora

  17. “The people in your life should be a source of reducing stress not causing more of it.” – Unknown

  18. “I’ve finally acknowledged that some “friends” are simply toxic so they’ve been cut loose.” ― Unknown                                                                                                                             

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    cutting off toxic friends quotes

  19. “Life is like an elevator. On your way up, sometimes you have to stop and let some people off.” ― Unknown

  20. “True friendship isn’t about being there when it’s convenient; it’s about being there when it’s not.” – Unknown

  21. “It makes no sense to try to extend a friendship that was only meant to be a season into a lifetime.” ― Mandy Hale

  22. “Sometimes you need to give up on people, not because you don’t care but because they don’t.” — Jennifer Green

  23. “People may not always tell you how they feel about you, but they will always show you. Pay attention.” — Keri Hilson                                                                                       

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    toxic friendships

  24. “The idea is quite simple, stay a light year away from people who make you feel less about yourself.” – Unknown

  25. “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” — Unknown

  26. “I hate when people talk shit about each other than pretend they are best friends. You’re fake and I hate you.” – Unknown

  27. “If you wanna find out who’s a true friend, screw up or go through a challenging time… then see who sticks around.” ― Unknown

  28. “A friend who stands with you in pressure is more valuable than a hundred ones who stand with you in pleasure.” – Unknown

  29. “Real friends: They call you simply because they miss you. Toxic friends: They only find you when they need your help.” – Unknown

  30. “Toxicity at work, relationship or in life works as a slow poison which often ends its survivors as disillusioned or embittered.” ― Abhysheq Shukla

  31. “Even if you hear a bad story about me, understand, there was a time I was good to those people too, but they won’t tell you that part.” ― Unknown

  32. “It’s hard to trust somebody when the person who you completely opened up to is the person who later completely betrayed you.” ― Unknown

  33. “People will always notice the change in your attitude towards them. But they will never notice it’s their behavior which made you change.” — Unknown

  34. “Be as sincere as you want your friends to be. Don’t lie out of your nose and expect your friends to be the kind people you are not. Fake attracts fake.” — Unknown

  35. “Endings are hard. Period. It’s important we know the difference between a friendship that has simply hit an expiration date and a friendship that is toxic.” – Unknown

  36. “Avoid toxic people. Hang out with people who respect you. And people who inspire you. And [people who put their energies to build up rather than destroy.” – Unknown

  37. “A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” – William Shakespeare

  38. “My arm is weighted by the huge pile of clothing she’s hung over it. A moment of clarity comes over me. This isn’t what friendship is about, I know that now.” — Dawn O’Porter

  39. “Narcissists are very retaliative if they believe another has achieved what they desire, exposed their insecurities, or refused to be under their control.” ― Lorraine Nilon

  40. “Toxic people will speak badly about others, are negative, lack compassion, constantly have drama, lie to you, talk more than they listen, have to be right, and try to control you.” — Unknown

  41. “There are some friends who aren’t your friend, actually they are toxic in your life. They are the blamer, the complainer, the drainer, the discounter, the shamer and the gossiper.” ― Unknown

  42. “Controllers, abusers, and manipulative people don’t question themselves. They don’t ask themselves if the problem is them… they always say the problem is someone else.” — Darlene Quimet

  43. “You are allowed to terminate toxic relationships. You are allowed to walk away from people who hurt you. You are allowed to be angry and selfish and unforgiving. You don’t owe anyone an explanation for taking care of yourself.” ― Unknown

  44. “There are only two kinds of people who can drain your energy: those you love, and those you fear. In both instances, it is you who let them in. They did not force their way into your aura, or pry their way into your reality experience.” ― Anthon St. Maarten

  45. “Everybody isn’t your friend. Just because they hang around you and laugh with you doesn’t mean they’re for you. Just because they say they got your back, doesn’t mean they won’t stab you in it. People pretend well. Jealousy sometimes doesn’t live far. So know your circle. At the end of the day, real situations expose fake people, so pay attention.” ― Unknown

Removing Toxic Friends Quotes

When you have an unsupportive friend, you are hurt deep down in your heart and feel very disappointed. But when they pass on their negativity and poisonous vibes then you should let go and walk away for your peace of mind.

Also See: Fake Friends Quotes

Ignoring toxic friends and removing them from your list of friends will help you grow and be in a positive zone. So take time to trust people and let them in your inner circle.

  1. “Let go of toxic friendships.” ― Unknown

  2. “It is better to be alone than in bad company.” ― Unknown

  3. “Sometimes you miss the memories, not the person.” ― Unknown

  4. “Losing a friend who was toxic is not a loss, it’s a gain.” ― Unknown

  5. “Remember me? I was your friend when you were single?” ― Unknown

  6. “I would rather be alone than with people who don’t care.” ― Steve Price

  7. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.” ― Unknown

  8. “Never be in guilt after removing toxic people from your life.” ― Unknown

  9. “Only those who care about you can hear you when you’re quiet.” ― Unknown

  10. “Over time, you realize that some people aren’t worth it anymore.” ― Unknown

  11. “Don’t abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism.” – E. W. Howe

  12. “Letting toxic people go is not an act of cruelty. It’s an act of self-care.” ― Unknown

  13. “Most people want to see you do better, but not doing better than them.” –  Unknown

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

  15. “Don’t tell me I’ve changed, when in reality, I just stopped dealing with you.” ― Unknown

  16. “Dear two-faced friend, I can’t seem to decide which face of yours to slap first.” ― Unknown

  17. “Toxic people will pollute everything around them. Don’t hesitate. Fumigate.” ― Mandy Hale                                                                                                                             

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    leaving toxic friends quotes

  18. “Real friends will listen to your problems no matter how bad their day is going.” ― Unknown

  19. “Sweetie, if you’re going to be two faced, at least make one of them pretty.” ― Marilyn Monroe

  20. “I love you but I have to distance myself from your poison for my own protection.” ― Unknown

  21. “It’s so nice when toxic people stop talking to you. It’s like the trash took itself out.” — Unknown

  22. “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” — Arnold H. Glasow

  23. “You create more space in your life when you turn your excess baggage to garbage.” ― Unknown

  24. “Sometimes you have to accept the truth and stop wasting time on the wrong people.” ― Unknown

  25. “It is necessary, and even vital, to set standards for your life and the people you allow in it.” – Mandy Hale

  26. “Let go of the people who dull your shine, poison your spirit, and bring your drama.” ― Dr. Steve Maraboli

  27. “It’s okay cutting ties with toxic friends and family you’ve got to prioritize your own well-being.” ― Unknown

  28. “You can love them, forgive them, want good things for them… but still move on without them.” ― Mandy Hale

  29. “A toxic person invites you into their maze of painful emotions and then traps you there.” ― Christina J. Daniels

  30. “I’m honestly not mad at anyone for anything they ever did to me. You showed me you. I needed that.” ― Unknown

  31. “Stop inviting people who don’t celebrate you at your party! It’s your life. You have the right to be exclusive.” – Unknown

  32. “If the only way you can fit in with your friends is by doing bad things, you need some new friends.” ― Unknown

  33. “Keeping bad company is like being in a germ-infested area. You never know what you’ll catch.” ― Frank Sonnenberg

  34. “Some people are in such utter darkness that they will burn you just to see a light. Try not to take it personally.” ― Unknown

  35. “To become a better you, secure your dreams from the jaws of people who discredit your ambitions.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

  36. “I no longer have the energy for meaningless friendships, forced interactions or unnecessary conversations.” — Joquesse Eugenia

  37. “Don’t be scared in getting rid of jealous, hateful, disrespectful, and disloyal people. You’re better off without them.” – Unknown

  38. “Toxic friends and arsenic are one and the same thing in that they slowly poison you with their negative toxic energy.” – Unknown

  39. “The only people who are mad at you for speaking the truth are those people who are living a lie. Keep speaking the truth.” – Unknown

  40. “If you walked away from a toxic, negative, abusive, one-sided, dead-end low-vibrational relationship or friendship – you won.” ― Unknown

  41. “There’s no room for toxic friends. Toxic friendships don’t have to be tolerated, so walk away. Easier said than done, but it’s possible.” ― Unknown

  42. “No matter how many times a snake sheds it’s skin, it will always be a snake. Remember that before allowing people back in your life.” ― Unknown

  43. “Sometimes, you have to remove people without warning. We are getting too old to be explaining what they already know they are doing wrong.” ― Farrah Gray

  44. “The journey of life is hard to walk alone. But it gets harder to walk with the people who don’t want to see you go further. So, it’s better to walk alone.” ― Unknown

  45. “False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.” — Richard Burton

  46. “If you have nothing in common with the person you are dating and his parents hate you and your friends hate him, this is not romantic; it’s a bad idea.” — Amy E. Spiegel

  47. “Instead of changing your expectations or lowering your standards, change the people you expect things from and adjust their position in your life accordingly.” — Unknown

  48. “Some people are truly great manipulators. They can lie, cheat, treat you badly and somehow make it seem like it’s your fault. Don’t fall for it, that is just what they do.” — Unknown

  49. “If you’ve ever met an energy vampire (and you probably have), you’ll get the distinct feeling that this person has an intense need to prey off the vitality of others. There is a kind of acute neediness present in energy vampires which can be quite overwhelming and depleting to those they come in contact with.” ― Mateo Sol

  50. “If there is a particular person in your life that is repeatedly choosing not to honor you and is causing you more sadness or pain than they are a joy, it might be time to release that friendship back to God and trust that it is not where you belong.” ― Mandy Hale

  51. “Sometimes you have to let people go because they are toxic to you. Let them go because they take and take and leave you empty. Let them go because in the ocean of life when all you’re trying to do is stay afloat, they are the anchor that’s drowning you.” ― Unknown

  52. “You don’t lose real friends, real opportunities or real relationships when you start standing up for yourself and setting clear boundaries. You lose abusers, manipulators, narcissists, control freaks, attention seekers and mental-health destroying leeches” ―. Unknown

  53. “Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because…they aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go.” – Daniell Koepke

  54. “Five ways to tell your friends are toxic: Do they make you feel bad about yourself? Do you have to change the way you act in front of them? Do they use their power to control you? Do they drain you, emotionally and mentally? Do you feel trapped in a vicious cycle? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be a victim of a toxic friendship.” ― Unknown

  55. “If I ever decide to give up on you, you need to understand how much that took out of me. I’m the type who gives endless chances, always has your back and truly accepts you for who you are. When the rest of the world doesn’t want you, I will. So if I decided to give up on you, please understand that it took everything that was left inside of me to leave you alone.” ― Unknown

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These toxic and bad friendship quotes are deep, sad, emotional, sarcastic, and positive too. These sayings will let you know, that you are not alone going through the struggle and the best thing to do after trying your best is to set boundaries and keep your respect.

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