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150 Teamwork Quotes Inspiring Team To Strive For Greatness

The difference between success and failure is a great team. Never underestimate the power of teamwork. It can be a determining factor in whether your business succeeds or not. Working effectively as a team creates momentum, improves morale, wins contests. Sports teams have always been a strong example of teamwork because the players know that if they can’t count on each other, they can’t win the game. Sports players know that there is no “I” in “team.” When everyone is equally dedicated and involved in doing their part, you’ll find that teamwork helps get things done faster and better.

While each of these is essential in healthy teams, one key often seems to be missing – Leadership. A leader is necessary to team success. Without a clearly defined leader, the whole team foundation will crumble. A successful leader is one who can spur his or her team members to work well together toward a shared vision and goals.

To inspire your team to band together and celebrate collaboration, we’ve gathered some of our favorite quotes on the power of teamwork. Here are 128 quotes from well-known coaches, athletes, business leaders, and authors that will inspire you and your team members to work well together:

150 Quotes That Celebrate Teamwork, Hard Work, and Collaboration

Top 10 Teamwork Quotes

“Teamwork is the ability to work as a group toward a common vision, even if that vision becomes extremely blurry.”

“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” – Phil Jackson

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry Truman

“When you need to innovate, you need collaboration.” – Marissa Mayer

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life forever.” – Amy Poehler

“No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.” – Reid Hoffman

“None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.” – Mother Teresa

“The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.” – James Cash Penney

“Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people.” – Steve Jobs

Short Teamwork Quotes

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“Many hands make light work.” – John Heywood

“Success is best when it’s shared.” – Howard Schultz

“We rise by lifting others” – Robert Ingersoll

“Tough times don’t last. Tough teams do.”

“With an enthusiastic team, you can achieve almost anything.” – Tahir Shah

“The whole is other than the sum of the parts.” – Kurt Koffka

“Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.”

“Keep calm. Teamwork makes the dream work.”

“Teamwork is essential — it allows you to blame someone else.”

“A single leaf working alone provides no shade.” – Chuck Page

“It takes both sides to build a bridge.”

“Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.” – Kenyan Proverb

“A successful team is a group of many hands and one mind.” – Bill Bethel

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington

“None of us is as smart as all of us.” – Ken Blanchard

“Hard work beats talent if talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Notke

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton

“In union, there is a strength.” – Aesop

“Team means Together Everyone Achieves More.”

“Sure there’s no I in the team, but there is a ME.”

“The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.” – John Wooden

“TEAM. Together Everyone Achieves More.”

“Teamwork is how everyday people achieve remarkable goals.”

“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” – Ryunosuke Satoro

“It takes two flints to make a fire.” – Louisa May Alcott

“You add value to people when you value them.”

“A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.”

“A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle.” – Japanese Proverb

“No team works out teamwork.” – Dwyane Wade

“The bigger the dream, the more important the team.”

“Never confuse movement with action.” – Ernest Hemingway

“It’s better to be alone than in bad company.” – George Washington

“Politeness is the poison of collaboration.” – Edwin Land

“Teamwork can build friendships that last a lifetime.” – Natalya Neidhart

“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” – H.E. Luccock

Funny Teamwork Quotes

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“It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” – Napoleon Hill

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.” – Andrew Carnegie

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” – Michael Jordan

“Trust is knowing that when a team member does push you, they’re doing it because they care about the team.” – Patrick Lencioni

“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.” – John Donne

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” – Henry Ford

“People have been known to achieve more as a result of working with others than against them.” – Allan Fromme

“Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it. No destructive lies. No ridiculous fears. No debilitating anger.” – Bill Bradley

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” – Andrew Carnegie

“We’re going to turn this team around 360 degrees.” – Jason Kidd

“Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.” – Brian Tracy

“On this team, we’re all united in a common goal: to keep my job.” – Lou Holtz

“I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.” – Mia Hamm

“The team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.” – Mia Hamm

“Sure, there’s no ‘i’ in team, but there is an ‘m’ and an ‘e’.” – Kevin Myers

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford

“One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain’t nothing can beat teamwork.” – Edward Abbey

“Once there was a grain of sand that wanted to become a beach, an example of where you can’t always do it all by yourself.”

“No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” – Halford Luccock

“A team effort is a lot of people doing what I say.” – Michael Winner

“Remember teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.” – Patrick Lencioni

“If a team is to reach its potential, each player must be willing to subordinate his personal goals to the good of the team.” – Bud Wilkinson

“We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi

“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success.” – Babe Ruth

“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” – Babe Ruth

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

“A list is only as strong as its weakest link.” – Donald Knuth

Famous Teamwork Quotes

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“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

“I don’t like that man I must get to know him better.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Our destiny is not written for us; it’s written by us.” – Barack Obama

“Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“To be good, and to do good, is all we have to do.” – John Adams

“Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is a success.” – Henry Ford

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Meade

“It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” – Charles Darwin

“When you start out in a team, you have to get the teamwork going, and then you get something back.” – Michael Schumacher

“Remember, upon the conduct of each depends on the fate of all.” – Alexander the Great

“I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson

“We must all hang together, or most assuredly, we shall hang separately.” – Benjamin Franklin

“It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” – Napolean Hill

“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organisational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” – Andrew Carnegie

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is a success.” – Henry Ford

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb

“Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.” – Virginia Burden

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

Inspirational Teamwork Quotes

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“Regardless of differences, we strive shoulder to shoulder… Teamwork can be summed up in five short words: We believe in each other.”

“When you hand good people possibility, they do great things.” – Biz Stone

“I can do things you cannot; you can do things I cannot: together we can do great things.”

“Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it.” – Bill Bradley

“Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.” – Stephen Covey

“Times of stress and difficulty are not the times when men who are on the same side can afford to think overmuch about the extent of their differences. It is more profitable to think of points of agreement.” – John Henry Joshua Ellison

“To build a strong team, you must see someone else’s strength as a complement to your weakness and not a threat to your position or authority.”

“A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” – Rosalynn Carter

“Great teamwork is the only way we create the breakthroughs that define our careers.” – Pat Riley

“There is no such thing as a self-made man; you will reach your goals only with the help of others.” – George Shinn

“One piece of log creates a small fire, adequate to warm you up, add just a few more pieces to blast an immense bonfire, large enough to warm up your entire circle of friends; needless to say, that individuality counts but teamwork dynamites.” – Jin Kwon

“Collaboration allows teachers to capture each other’s fund of collective intelligence.” – Mike Schmoker

“A snowflake is one of God’s most fragile creations, but look what they can do when they stick together.”

Military Teamwork Quotes

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“It is a fact that in the right formation, the lifting power of many wings can achieve twice the distance of any bird flying alone.”

“Teamwork requires some sacrifice up front; people who work as a team have to put the collective needs of the group ahead of their individual.” – Patrick Lencioni

“The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Because the crew was convinced that I was on their team there were never any issues with negative criticism… You as a mentor have to establish that you are sincerely interested in the problems of the person you are mentoring.” – Ret. Capt L. David Marquet

“Always do everything you ask of those you command.” – General George S. Patton

Unity And Teamwork Quotes

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“Unity is strength… when there are teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” – Mattie Stepanek

“Amid the chaos, there is also opportunity.” – Sun Tzu

“One will weave the canvas; another will fell a tree by the light of his axe. Yet another will forge nails, and there will be others who observe the stars to learn how to navigate. And yet all will be as one. Building a boat isn’t about weaving canvas, forging nails, or reading the sky. It’s about giving a shared taste for the sea, by the light of which you will see nothing contradictory but rather a community of love.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“Unity is a strength. . . when there are teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” – Mattie Stepanek

“Unity is strength when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” – Mattie Stepanek

Teamwork Quotes For Work

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“Teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.” – Patrick Lencioni

“Men work together, I told him from the heart, Whether they work together or apart.” – Robert Frost

“The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.” – Margaret Carty

“A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other.” – Simon Sinek

“Anyone who imagines they can work alone winds up surrounded by nothing but rivals, without companions. The fact is, no one ascends alone.” – Lance Armstrong

“If you take out the team in teamwork, it’s just workflow who wants that?” – Matthew Woodring Stover

“The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work.” – Vince Lombardi, Jr.

“Surround yourself with a trusted and loyal team. It makes all the difference.” – Alison Pincus

“The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team.” – Lewis B. Ergen

“We talk a lot about hope, helping, and teamwork. Our whole message is that we are more powerful together.” – Victoria Osteen

“Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.” – Patrick Lencioni

“A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of the others.” – Norman Shidle

“You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.” – Jim Stovall

“When we learn how to work together versus each other things might start getting better.”

“The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork.” – Igor Sikorsky

“I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.” – Jean-Francois Cope

“Teamwork – a cooperative or combined effort of a group of persons working together as a team for a common cause.”

“Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.” – Malcolm Forbes

Teamwork Quotes For Business

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“The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.” – Lee Iacocca

“When you form a team, why do you try to form a team? Because teamwork builds trust and trust builds speed.” – Russel Honore

“Strategy is not a solo sport, even if you’re the CEO.” – Max McKeown

“Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes teamwork, a company work, a society work, a civilisation work.” – Vince Lombardi

“Teamwork makes the dream work, but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team.” – John C. Maxwell

Teamwork Quotes Sports

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“It’s better to have a great team than a team of greats.” – Simon Sinek

“No individual can win a game by himself.” – Pele

“To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless.” – Mike Krzyzewski

“I’ve never scored a goal in my life without getting a pass from someone else.” – Abby Wambach

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” – Michael Jordan

“The way a team plays as a whole determines it’s a success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” – George Herman

“On or off the field, practice and teamwork are the key to success.” – Malcolm Jenkins

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