Teamwork Quotes

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We’ve all heard the saying that teamwork makes the dream work. These teamwork quotes show the beauty of working with others to accomplish common goals.

When we focus our energies on working together, we are able to complete tasks and meet our goals in more effective and efficient ways.

Truly great teams work together cohesively towards a common goal, and create a positive atmosphere for everyone. Their members support and encourage one another to strive for success.

Top 10 Teamwork Quotes

If you take out the team in teamwork, it’s just work.

Matthew Woodring Stover

Teamwork is the lynchpin in our long term success.

Ned Lautenbach
John Maxwell quote "Teamwork makes the dream work"
“Teamwork makes the dream work.” – John Maxwell

The whole is other than the sum of the parts.

Kurt Koffka

In teamwork, silence isn’t golden, it’s deadly.

Mark Sanborn

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 main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.

John Wooden
John Heywood teamwork quote "Many hands make light work"
“Many hands make light work.” – John Heywood

The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.

Phil Jackson

The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.

Lee Iacocca

Quotes about Teamwork

Whether you’re in a team at work or play sports for fun, being part of a group can be a great force for good in your life. We hope you’ll be motivated by these amazing quotes about teamwork.

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

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

Helen Keller

In union there is strength.


Teamwork: simply stated, it is less me, more we.


Teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.

Patrick Lencioni
"The path to greatness is along with others"
“The path to greatness is along with others.” – Baltasar Gracián

I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.

Jean-Francois Cope

If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

Sir Isaac Newton

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.

Michael Jordan

Together, ordinary people can achieve extraordinary results.

Becka Schoettle

Teamwork is the quintessential contradiction of a society grounded in individual achievement.

Marvin Weisbord

The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team. As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven.

Knute Rockne

The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.

James Cash Penney
Ken Blanchard quote "None of us is as smart as all of us"
“None of us is as smart as all of us.” – Ken Blanchard

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.

Harry S. Truman

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

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

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

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

Victoria Osteen

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

Teamwork is really a form of trust. It’s what happens when you surrender the mistaken idea that you can go it alone and realize that you won’t achieve your individual goals without the support of your colleagues.

Pat Summit

Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.

Henry Ford
Pele team quote "No individual can win a game by himself"
“No individual can win a game by himself.” – Pelé

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

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

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

There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.

George Shinn

It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.

Napoleon Hill

Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.

Amy Poelher

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

Mike Krzyzewski
"Individually we are one drop, together we are an ocean"
“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” – Ryunosuke Satoro

Great teamwork is the only way we create the breakthroughs that define our careers.

Pat Riley

The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.

Iyanla Vanzant

Team Quotes

A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other.

Simon Sinek

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

When you start out in a team, you have to get the teamwork going and then you get something back.

Michael Schumacher

Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people.

Steve Jobs

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

Norman Shidle

A team is more than a collection of people. It is a process of give and take.

Barbara Glacel
Unknown teamwork quote "TEAM Together Everyone Achieves More"
“TEAM. Together Everyone Achieves More.” – Unknown

Surround yourself with a trusted and loyal team. It makes all the difference.

Alison Pincus

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

Norman Shidle

When you form a team, why do you try to form a team? Because teamwork builds trust and trust builds speed.

Russel Honore

The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team.

Lewis Ergen

A successful team is a group of many hands and one mind.

Bill Bethel

With an enthusiastic team you can achieve almost anything.

Tahir Shah

Collaboration Quotes

Unity is strength. . . when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.

Mattie Stepanek

Collaboration allows teachers to capture each other’s fund of collective intelligence.

Mike Schmoker
Edwin Land quote "Politeness is the poison of collaboration"
“Politeness is the poison of collaboration.” – Edwin Land

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

African Proverb

I like working with people. I believe change can only come through collaboration.

Alain de Botton

If you can laugh together, you can work together.

Robert Orben

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

Proverbs 27:17, ESV

Collaboration and augmentation are the foundational principles of innovation.

Sir Isaac Newton

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.

Henry Ford

Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.

Virginia Burden
Louisa May Alcott quote "It takes two flints to make a fire"
“It takes two flints to make a fire.” – Louisa May Alcott

No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.

H. E. Luccock

Sometimes, great collaboration is hard to nurture online, so doing so offline is the way to go.

Cameron Russell

Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Camaraderie doesn’t happen by accident; developing a strong sense of trust, accountability, and togetherness around team goals requires intentional effort.

Don Yaeger

Effectively, change is almost impossible without industry-wide collaboration, cooperation, and consensus.

Simon Mainwaring

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

Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.

Stephen Covey

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

We hope you enjoyed this collection of teamwork quotes and feel primed to work with a team. If we left out one of your favorites, let us know below!

Collaboration with others is a great way to reach goals, help each other, and achieve your dreams faster than you could alone.

Get out there and make it happen with your team today!

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Natalie Seale

Natalie Seale is a writer and researcher with an MA, MSc, and PhD in History from the University of Edinburgh. Natalie is an avid reader, a keen traveller, and enjoys cooking and walking with her English Spaniel. Her posts focus on inspiring ideas and tips that help people learn, gro, and inspire others.

1 thought on “Teamwork Quotes”

  1. “The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team.”
    my fav one lovely collection you have


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