40 Quotes About Fake People That Will Help You Survive Having Them in Your Life

Have you ever been in a situation when, hard as you might, you couldn’t bring yourself to like someone? Upfront, there was nothing wrong with the person, and they seemed to be liked by everyone else around them. But your intuition kept telling you to run away. If that sounds familiar, you must have picked up on something dishonest about the person in question.

To that end, here are some of the best quotes about fake people to reassure you that your gut feeling was right. And just in case you are surrounded by false friends, I’ve got some fantastic quotes on how to identify them and get rid of their toxic influence.

Quotes About Fake People That Help You Recognize False Friends

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

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

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

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

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

#6. “You always knew, after shitty things happened, who your friends really were.” — Jodi Picoult

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

#8. “A fake friend likes to see you do well, but not better than them.”

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

The Quotes That Inspire You to Cast False People Out of Your Life

#10. “I didn’t lose a friend; I just realized I never had one.”

#11. “Share your weaknesses. Share your hard moments. Share your real side. It’ll either scare away every fake person in your life, or it will inspire them to finally let go of that mirage called ‘perfection,’ which will open the doors to the most important relationships you’ll ever be a part of.” ― Dan Pearce

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

#13. “Tell people how it is, be real, and be honest. If you see something wrong, make sure you speak up. Being this way will naturally eliminate the snakes and fakes.” ― John Maiorana

#14. “You got nothing to lose. You don’t lose when you lose fake friends.” — Joan Jett

#15. “Fake people are only nice when it’s convenient for them or they 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.”

#16. “I prefer to surround myself with people who reveal their imperfection rather than people who fake their perfection.” ― Charles F. Glassman

Empowering Quotes About Shutting Fake People Out

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

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

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

#20. “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

#21. “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.”

#22. “There’s no fall greater than one from a burnt bridge.” ― Carlos Wallace

#23. “The funny thing about fake-ass people is that they don’t exist in my world. So get real or get the fuck out.” ― John Maiorana

#24. “I hate two-faced people. It’s so hard to decide which face to slap first.”

Quotes About Fake People That Teach Life Lessons You Need to Know

#25. “Fake friends are like autumn leaves — they’re scattered everywhere.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#33. “Fake is the new trend, and everyone seems to be in style.” ― Haleigh Kemmerly

#34. “Fake people have an image to maintain. Real people just don’t care.”

#35. “Being too nice is a crime today. Fake friends are everywhere around you. They will use you, and when you are of no use, throw you away like a wrapper.” ― Shizra

#36. “Feigned interest is worse than brutal honesty.” ― Stewart Stafford

#37. “Time passes and you begin to see people for who they really are and not who they pretend to be.” — Scarlet Koop

#38. “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.” — Kim Culbertson

#39. “Society has become so fake that the truth actually bothers people.” ― Chanda Kaushik

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

Final Thoughts

In today’s day and age, when everything revolves around material possessions, bragging about how awesome our lives are and obsessively keeping track of how many people are following our amazing journey on social media, faking our lives is practically encouraged.

With that in mind, it is crucial that we stay reminded of the real values in life and to surround ourselves with true friends and people who genuinely care about us. Hopefully, these quotes about fake people have done just that and have encouraged you to root them out. Trust me; you’ll be glad to see the back of them!