Teamwork Quotes

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We’ve all heard the saying that teamwork makes the dream work… but it turns out, it’s actually true! 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. A great team works together cohesively towards a common goal, and creates a positive atmosphere for everyone. Its members support and encourage one another to strive for success.

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. Supporting others and knowing that they, too, have your back can make challenges and obstacles easier to overcome.

We hope you’ll be inspired by these amazing quotes about teamwork!

Teamwork Quotes

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

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

Patrick Lencioni

Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.

John D. Rockefeller

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

Anonymous

The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.

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

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

Alain de Botton

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

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.

Booker T. Washington

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

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

Together, ordinary people can achieve extraordinary results.

Becka Schoettle

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

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

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

Collaboration and augmentation are the foundational principles of innovation.

Vaclav Smil

The whole is other than the sum of the parts.

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

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

Mike Krzyzewski

No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time. You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.

Warren Buffet

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

Mattie Stepanek

If you can laugh together, you can work together.

Robert Orben
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

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

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

Jean-Francois Cope

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

George Shinn

Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.

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

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

Henry Ford

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

James Cash Penney

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

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

Politeness is the poison of collaboration.

Edwin Land

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

Iyanla Vanzant

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

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

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

Russel Honore

When you need to innovate, you need collaboration.

Marissa Mayer

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

Cameron Russell
Satoro teamwork quote "Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean"
“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” – Ryunosuke Satoro

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

Norman Shidle

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

Lewis Ergen

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

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Steve Jobs teamwork quote "Great things in business are never done by one person; they're done by a team of people"
“Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people.” – Steve Jobs

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

Virginia Burden

Success is best when it’s shared.

Howard Schulz

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

Simon Mainwaring

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

Phil Jackson
Louisa May Alcott teamwork quote "It takes two flints to make a fire"
“It takes two flints to make a fire.” – Louisa May Alcott

We hope you’ve enjoyed this collection of teamwork quotes! Though working together presents challenges, the rewards of celebrating your collective victory will always be sweet.

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Natalie Seale

Natalie Seale is a writer, researcher, and editor for keepinspiring.me. She holds an MA, MSc, and PhD in History from the University of Edinburgh, and has started two businesses since 2011. Natalie is an avid reader, a keen traveller, and enjoys cooking and walking with her English Spaniel. Her posts focus on inspiring others to live healthy, happy, and active lives.