150 Effective Teamwork Quotes To Spur Unity & Collaboration
Every successful company thrives on the power of teamwork. We place a high value on collaboration in our company. That is why we decided to share our best 150 teamwork quotes with you to help strengthen your team's bonding.
The evolution of mankind has always depended on joining hands with each other. From ancient pyramids to spacecrafts, everything is possible only because of teamwork. This process goes on in parallel with time.
However, at certain points, everyone working together needs a boost to keep them on track both physically and mentally. And to address it, various famous leaders from different fields have delivered powerful teamwork quotes to boost morale and keep teams united.
But before beginning with our list of quotes on teamwork, let’s quickly understand a few things.
What is a Team?
A team is a group of people bearing the same ideologies that fuel their ability to work together to achieve common goals. It has two essential aspects associated with it i.e.
The process of bringing in like-minded individuals who are contributing individually for a shared vision.
Every individual can understand each other in a group and efficiently allocate tasks amongst all for scaling efficiency.
A team, in my opinion, is similar to a tree that needs nourishment from time to time. To grow stronger and produce productive results.
Therefore, you must encourage and build a work culture where employees trust and respect each other.
So, we present to you our favourite compilation of teamwork quotes to inspire collaboration and unity.
150 Best Teamwork Quotes To Inspire Your Workforce
1. Abraham Lincoln
I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.
~ Abraham Lincoln
2. Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results.
~ Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
3. Andrew Carnegie
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
4. Michael Jordan
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
~ Michael Jordan
5. Lailah Gifty Akita
It is great to do what you love but greater with the great team.
~ Lailah Gifty Akita
6. Matthew Woodring Stover
If you take out the team in teamwork, it’s just work. Now who wants that?
~ Mathew Woodring Strover
7. Isaac Newton
If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of the giants.
~ Isaac Newton
8. Oliver Wendell Holmes
Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
9. Henry Ford
Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.
~ Henry Ford
10. Ryunosuke Satoro
Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.
~ Ryunosuke Satoro
11. Patrick Lencioni
Not finance, not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and rare.
~ Patrick Lencioni
12. Tibetan Proverb
When he took time to help the man up the mountain, lo, he scaled it himself.
~ Tibetan Proverb
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13. Mother Teresa
I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot: together we can do great things.
~ Mother Teresa
14. Virginia Burden
Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.
~ Virginia Burden
15. Marissa Mayer
When you need to innovate, you need collaboration.
~ Marissa Mayer
16. 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
17. Tobio Kageyama
You don’t win alone. That’s just how it is.
~ Tobio Kageyama
18. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
19. Amy Poehler
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
20. Alison Pincus
Surround yourself with a trusted and loyal team. It makes all the difference.
~ Alison Pincus
21. Margaret Carty
The nicest thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.
~ Margaret Carty
22. Robert Schuller
Tough times don’t last. Tough teams do.
~ Robert Schuller
23. Vince Lombardi
Individual commitment to a group effort- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
~ Vince Lombardi
24. Simon Mainwaring
Effectively, change is almost impossible without industry-wide collaboration, cooperation, and consensus.
~ Simon Mainwaring
25. Christine Caine
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.
~ Christine Caine
26. Abby Wambach
I’ve never scored a goal in my life without getting a pass from someone else.
~ Abby Wambach
27. Ken Blanchard
None of us is as smart as all of us.
~ Ken Blanchard
28. Phil Jackson
The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.
~ Phil Jackson
29. Booker T. Washington
If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
~ Booker T. Washington
30. Simon Sinek
A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is people who trust each other.
~ Simon Sinek
31. Harry Truman
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
~ Harry Truman
32. Reid Hoffman
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
33. H.E. Luccock
No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.
~ H.E. Luccock
34. Lewis B. Ergen
The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team.
~ Lewis B. Ergen
35. Louisa May Alcott
It takes two flints to make a fire.
~ Louisa May Alcott
36. George Shinn
There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.
~ George Shinn
37. Thomas Stallkamp
The secret is to gang up on the problem, rather than each other.
~ Thomas Stallkamp
38. Moira Alexander
Strong and cohesive teams thrive when leaders highlight how much they all have in common, not how much he or she stands above from the crowd.
~ Moira Alexander
39. Amit Ray
Collaboration has no hierarchy. The Sun collaborates with soil to bring flowers on the earth.
~ Amit Ray
40. Brian Tracy
Don’t aspire to be the best on the team. Aspire to be the best for the team.
~ Brian Tracy
41. Althea Gibson
No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.
~ Althea Gibson
When ‘I’ is replaced by “we” even ‘illness’ becomes ‘wellness’.
43. Joe Paterno
When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.
~ Joe Paterno
44. James Cash Penny
The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.
~ James Cash Penny
45. Norman Shidle
A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of others.
~ Norman Shidle
46. Max McKeown
Strategy is not a solo sport, even if you’re the CEO.
~ Max McKeown
47. Fredrik Nael
It takes both sides to build a bridge.
~ Fredrik Nael
48. Robin Sharma
The bigger the dream, the more important to the team.
~ Robin Sharma
49. Helen Keller
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
~ Helen Keller
No individual can win a game by himself.
51. Margaret Mead
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
52. Mark Sanborn
In teamwork, silence isn’t golden, it’s deadly.
~ Mark Sanborn
53. Biz Stone
When you hand good people possibility, they do great things.
~ Biz Stone
54. Steve Jobs
Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.
~ Steve Jobs
55. Dwyane Wade
No team works out teamwork.
~ Dwyane Wade
56. Franklin D. Roosevelt
I’m not the smartest fellow in the world, but I sure can pick smart colleagues.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
57. Chris Bradford
Only by binding together as a single force will we remain strong and unconquerable.
~ Chris Bradford
58. Lee Lacocca
The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.
~ Lee Lacocca
59. Farshad Asl
Be fast, be first, but never be alone. Nothing can replace the value of teamwork.
~ Farshad Asl
60. Bill Bethel
A successful team is a group of many hands and one mind.
~ Bill Bethel
61. Howard Schultz
Success is best when it's shared.
~ Howard Schultz
62. Kurt Koffka
The whole is other than the sum of the parts.
~ Kurt Koffka
63. Japanese Proverb
A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle.
~ Japanese Proverb
64. Stephen Covey
Interdependent people combine their own effort with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
~ Stephen Covey
65. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
What separates the good players from a great player is that a great player is willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group.
~ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
66. Kenyan Proverb
Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.
~ Kenyan Proverb
67. Richard Branson
A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.
~ Richard Branson
68. Robert Ingersoll
We rise by lifting others.
~ Robert Ingersoll
69. African Proverb
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
~ African Proverb
70. Vidal Sassoon
The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
~ Vidal Sassoon
71. Walt Disney
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
~ Walt Disney
72. Will Rogers
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
~ Will Rogers
73. Thomas Edison
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
~ Thomas Edison
74. Mark Twain
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
~ Mark Twain
75. Seth Godin
If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.
~ Seth Godin
76. Tim Notke
Hard work beats talent if talent doesn’t work hard.
~ Tim Notke
77. Malcolm Forbes
Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.
~ Malcolm Forbes
78. Justin Sewell
Teamwork. A few harmless flakes working together can unleash an avalanche of destruction.
~ Justin Sewell
79. Saji Ijiyemi
You are either supporting the vision or supporting division.
~ Saji Ijiyemi
80. John Wooden
The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.
~ John Wooden
81. Iyanla Vanzant
The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.
~ Iyanla Vanzant
82. Vince Lencioni
Individual commitment to a group effort – that’s what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
~ Vince Lencioni
83. Chuck Page
A single leaf working alone provides no shade.
~ Chuck Page
84. Steven Dunlop
In business, nothing great can be done by one person alone (typically) but, with a team, great things can happen.
~ Steven Dunlop
Many candles can be kindled from one candle without diminishing it.
86. Jacqueline Novogratz
A sustainable world means working together to create prosperity for all.
~ Jacqueline Novogratz
87. Ifeanyi Onuoha
Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results.
~ Ifeanyi Onuoha
88. Robert Orben
If you can laugh together, you can work together.
~ Robert Orben
89. Pat Riley
Great teamwork is the only way we create the breakthroughs that define our careers.
~ Pat Riley
90. Byron Pulsifer
Teamwork means that you are willing to compromise when it is best for the team to advance to reach their goals.
~ Byron Pulsifer
91. Mattie Stepanek
Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.
~ Mattie Stepanek
92. Idowu Koyenikan
There is immense power when a group of people with similar interests gets together to work toward the same goals.
~ Idowu Koyenikan
93. Vesta M. Kelly
Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.
~ Vesta M. Kelly
94. E.Y. Laster
If Kingdoms wish to move quickly, they must go alone. If we wish to go far, we must go together.
~ E.Y. Laster
95. Manuel Corazzari
You've never heard the phrase: Divided We Stand
~ Manuel Corazzari
96. Rensis Likert
The greater the loyalty of a group toward the group, the greater is the motivation among the members to achieve the goals of the group, and the greater the probability that the group will achieve its goals.
~ Rensis Likert
97. Christopher Peterson
Teamwork is a dance—engrossing to perform and exciting to watch.
~ Christopher Peterson
98. Garth Stein
It’s not the quality of the man, it’s the quality of the team.
~ Garth Stein
99. Sukant Ratnakar
Every object looks different from different angles. Your eye level is not the only reality.
~ Sukant Ratnakar
100. Amit Kalantri
Teamwork is not just working with each other, it is trusting each other.
~ Amit Kalantri
101. Sasha Kanthan
The answers we seek will never be found by you or by me. They can only be found by us.
~ Sasha Kanthan
102. Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel
We multiplies the power of I.
~ Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel
103. Harmony Wagner
If we work together they are no match for us.
~ Harmony Wagner
104. Aiyaz Uddin
A great team consists of great people who believe in the idea of its leader and align themselves with it until it is achieved.
~ Aiyaz Uddin
105. Liz Faublas
When you collaborate with individuals who push you to be your best, with no excuses, great things are bound to happen. You are only as extraordinary as the people around you and the desire within.
~ Liz Faublas
106. Kate McLaughlin
Me against the world is frightening. Us against the world is comforting.
~ Kate McLaughlin
107. Janna Cachola
You build a company by building your people
~ Janna Cachola
108. Shahenshah Hafeez Khan
The smallest of contributions made collectively makes the biggest difference.
~ Shahenshah Hafeez Khan
109. Lance Loya
Teamwork might make the dream work, but teammates make the team work.
~ Lance Loya
110. Hafsah Faizal
Together, we will raise the dunes from the earth, and rain death from the sky. Together, we are capable of anything.
~ Hafsah Faizal
111. Brian S Woods
Even upon the waters of trial and tribulation, by building the ships of kinship, fellowship, leadership and mentorship, we become unsinkable.
~ Brian S Woods
112. Ralph Waldo Emerson
No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
113. Ogwo David Emenike
With teamwork we are able to multiply our output and minimize individual input.
~ Ogwo David Emenike
114. Mehmet Murat ildan
Ants are successful creatures; they are successful because they know very well that the mind of the team is superior to the mind of the individual!
~ Mehmet Murat ildan
115. Chris Hill
The second you make it all about you, is the second you've already lost. It's about people - it always has been and it always will be.
~ Chris Hill
116. Nazim Ambalath
Teamwork builds trust and trust builds growth.
~ Nazim Ambalath
117. Alexandre Dumas
All for one and one for all.
~ Alexandre Dumas
118. Criss Jami
Together, we form a necessary paradox; not a senseless contradiction.
~ Criss Jami
119. Mo Mowlam
People working together can overcome many obstacles, often within themselves, and by doing so can make the world a better place.
~ Mo Mowlam
120. Ajeet Sharma
A business is like an automobile. Its people its wheels, their passion its fuel. > ~ Ajeet Sharma
121. Bang Gae
Teamwork makes the dream work
~ Bang Gae
122. Jin Kwon
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
A good team needs three things: the right people, the right spirit, and a couple inside jokes.
124. Charles Darwin
It is the long history of humankind that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.
~ Charles Darwin
125. John Bardeen
The combined results of several people working together is often much more effective than could be that of an individual scientist working alone.
~ John Bardeen
126. B Dodge
No problem is insurmountable, With a little courage, teamwork and determination a can overcome anything.
~ B Dodge
127. James Cash Penney
Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.
~ James Cash Penney
128. John Katzenbach
Overcoming barriers to performance is how groups become teams.
~ John Katzenbach
129. John Maxwell
Teams are incredible things. No task is too great, no accomplishment too grand, no dream too far-fetched for a team. It takes teamwork to make the dream work.
~ John Maxwell
130. Emily Kimbrough
Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.
~ Emily Kimbrough
131. Mike Krzyzewski
To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless.
~ Mike Krzyzewski
132. Russel Honore
When you form a team, why do you try to form a team? Because teamwork builds trust and trust builds speed.
~ Russel Honore
133. Jean-Francois Cope
I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.
~ Jean-Francois Cope
When we learn how to work together versus each other things might start getting better.
135. Jim Stovall
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
136. Victoria Osteen
We talk a lot about hope, helping, and teamwork. Our whole message is that we are more powerful together.
~ Victoria Osteen
137. Vince Lombardi, Jr.
The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work.
~ Vince Lombardi, Jr.
138. Lance Armstrong
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
139. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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
140. Sun Tzu
Amid the chaos, there is also opportunity.
~ Sun Tzu
141. Theodore Roosevelt
The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
~ Theodore Roosevelt
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.
143. John Henry Joshua Ellison
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
144. Bill Bradley
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
Regardless of differences, we strive shoulder to shoulder… Teamwork can be summed up in five short words: We believe in each other.
146. Napolean Hill
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
~ Napolean Hill
147. Alexander the Great
Remember, upon the conduct of each depends on the fate of all.
~ Alexander the Great
148. Michael Schumacher
When you start out in a team, you have to get the teamwork going, and then you get something back.
~ Michael Schumacher
149. Margaret Meade
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
150. Bud Wilkinson
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
These were some teamwork quotes said by great personalities from diverse fields. Now, it's your turn to communicate it with your teams. Include these quotes to start the day on group chats or make some posters and paste them around the workplace.