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Top 35 Remove Toxic Friends Quotes

Remove Toxic Friends Quotes

This post contains some of the best remove toxic friends quotes.

Remove Toxic Friends Quotes

1. “Fake friends are like shadows: always near you at your brightest moments, but nowhere to be seen at your darkest hour.” – Khalil Gibran

2. “Cutting people out of your life doesn’t mean you hate them, it simply means you respect yourself. Not everyone is meant to stay.” – Unknown3. “A true friend will not treat you like a doormat.” – Unknown

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4. “Cutting toxic people off doesn’t make you a bad person, selfish, or weak. Cutting toxic people off means you value your integrity over what other people think about you. ” – Unknown

5. “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

6. “Fake people are like soap bubbles. They pop out when the sun shines brightly.” – Chiranjude Bird

7.  “You tell your friends your most personal secrets, and they use them against you.” – Sophie Kinsella

8. “Destiny determines who enters your life, but you decide who stays.” – Unknown

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9. “Give yourself permission to immediately walk away from anything that gives you bad vibes. There is no need to explain or make sense of it. Just trust what you feel.” –Unknown

10. “I used to think that the worst things in life were to end up alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with the people who make you feel alone.” –Robin Williams

11. “Fake friends are with you today and against you tomorrow.” – Shizra

 12. “Convince people that you need them, and watch what they do.” – Wayne Gerard Trotman

 13. “I’ve had to cut people that I love out of my life or distance myself from ‘friends’ not because I don’t love them but because they were causing unnecessary stress in my life. It’s worked so far, I’m happy me again.”- Nadine Barnes

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14. “If I cut you off, chances are, you handed me the scissors.” – Unknown15. “Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings, and emotions.” – Will Smith

 16. “Fake friends often save you from being naive.” – Dr.P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

 17. “If I decide to cut you off for my own good, and not communicate with you anymore, there’s no sneak dissing or dirt throwing on my end because you and your business no longer exist in my world.” – Unknown

18. “It always amazes me, how swiftly problems can be solved, once you start cutting things off people.” – Joe Abercrombie

19. “It’s okay to cut ties with toxic friends and family you’ve got to prioritize your own well-being.” – Brenden Dilley

20. “We never lose friends; fake ones are exposed.” – Carlos Wallace

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21. “Let go of those who are already gone.” – Unknown

22. “One of the hardest decisions you’ll ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder.” – Ziad K. Abdelnour

23. “Since I cut off certain people there is no hate in my heart.” – Unknown

24. “Never give your attention to someone who deserves your silence.” – Emma Xu

25. “Someone who smiles too much with you can sometime frown too much with you at your back.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

26. “Some people take your energy and put you in a negative place. Sometimes you just have to walk away if this is a regular occurrence.” – Rachael Malloy

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27. “Sometimes you have to cut some people off to stay on.” – Unknown

28. “Sometimes you have to cut ties with people who aren’t good for you. The love isn’t lost, but the communication isn’t healthy. We move on.” – Unknown

29. “Stay away from lazy parasites, who perch on you just to satisfy their needs, they do not come to alleviate your burdens, hence, their mission is to distract, detract and extract, and make you live in abject poverty.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

 30. “Sometimes your circle decreases in size but increases in value.” –Unknown

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31. “Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.” –Unknown

32. “We would do ourselves a tremendous favor by letting go of the people who poison our spirit.” – Steve Maraboli

33. “When someone brings more problems into your life than happiness, it’s time to show them the door where they can exit.” – Unknown

34. “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

35. “You’ll never really see how toxic someone is until you breathe fresher air.” – Unknown

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How to Remove Toxic Friends?

Removing toxic friends from your life is a brave and necessary step in prioritizing your well-being and mental health. Here are some scientific suggestions on how to navigate this process:

1. Recognize toxic behaviors: Reflect on the negative impact certain friends have on your life. Look out for signs of manipulation, constant criticism, lack of support, emotional or physical abuse, excessive drama, and an overall draining effect.

2. Set boundaries: Clearly define your personal boundaries and communicate them with your friends. Let them know what you find unacceptable and how you expect to be treated. Be assertive and firm in maintaining these boundaries.

3. Practice self-care: Prioritize self-care activities that promote your emotional, mental, and physical well-being. Engage in activities that bring you joy, reduce stress, and boost your self-esteem. Taking care of yourself will strengthen your ability to recognize and remove toxic friendships.

4. Seek support: Talk to trusted friends, family members, or a therapist about your situation. They can provide guidance, objective perspectives, and emotional support throughout the process. Their input can help validate your decision and provide encouragement during challenging moments.

5. Gradually distance yourself: Instead of abruptly cutting off toxic friends, gradually decrease contact and interaction. Spend less time with them, respond less frequently to their messages, and decline invitations when possible. This approach can reduce conflict and make the separation smoother.

6. Surround yourself with positive influences: Seek out friendships and connections that bring positivity, support, and encouragement to your life. Engage in activities or join social groups where you can meet new people who align with your values and contribute to your personal growth.


Removing toxic friends can be emotionally challenging, but it is essential for your well-being.

Be patient with yourself, celebrate each small step, and seek professional help if needed to process any difficult emotions that may arise during this process.

By Hadiah

Hadiah is a counselor who is passionate about supporting individuals on their journey towards mental well-being. Hadiah not only writes insightful articles on various mental health topics but also creates engaging and practical mental health worksheets.

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