200+ Motivational teamwork quotes – quotes about teamwork

Team is the ability to put hands together to achieve a common goal. There is power in team work. There is a Nigerian saying that “if you want to go faster go alone but if you want to go far go together”. When two or more people put hands together to achieve a goal, they tend to come out with a better result. Here are some more motivational  quotes about teamwork.

Quotes On Teamwork

1. “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, LinkedIn co-founder

2. “The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.” Vince Lombardi, American Football Coach

3. “When your team is winning, be ready to be tough, because winning can make you soft. On the other hand, when you team is losing, stick by them. Keep believing.” Bo Schembechler,American football player, coach, and athletics administrator

4. “Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds.” SEAL Team

5. “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, American football player, coach, broadcaster, and politician.

6. “A job worth doing is worth doing together” Anonymous

7. “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, American Author

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

9. “Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers” Stephen R. Covey

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

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

12. “If we were all determined to play the first violin we should never have an ensemble. Therefore, respect every musician in his proper place.” Robert Schumann

13. “Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.” Casey Stengel

14. “Many of us are more capable than some of us . . . but none of us is as capable as all of us!!” Tom Wilson

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

16. 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

17. People achieve more as a result of working with others than against them. -Dr. Allan Fromme

18. Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. -Andrew Carnegie

19. The strength of the team is each member. The strength of each member is the team. Phil Jackson

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

21. Good teams incorporate teamwork into their culture, creating the building blocks for success. Ted Sundquist

22. None of us is as smart as all of us. -Ken Blanchard

23. No individual can win a game by himself. -Pele

24. “When two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as he wants to be seen, and each man as he really is.” Michael De Saintamo

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

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26. “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

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

28. “The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.” Vince Lombardi

29. Trust is knowing that when a team member does push you, they’re doing it because they care about the team. PatrickLencioni

30. “Teamwork. A few harmless flakes working together can unleash an avalanche of destruction.” Justin Sewell

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

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

33. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” Michael Jordan, Professional basketball player

34. “T- Together E- Everyone A- Achieves M- More”, chambless

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

36. “Teamplayer: Once who unites others toward a shared destiny through sharing information and ideas, empowering others and developing trust.” Dennis Kinlaw, President and Chancellor of Asbury College

37. “When a gifted team dedicates itself to unselfish trust and combines instinct with boldness and effort, it is ready to climb.” Patanjali

38. “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, One of the America’s greatest coaches in college football history

39. “Your most precious possession is not your financial assets. Your most precious possession is the people you have working there, and what they carry around in their heads, and their ability to work together.” Robert Reich,

40. “Many hands make light work.” John Heywood, English Playwright and Poet

41. “No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit” Andrew Carnegie

42. “When he took time to help the man up the mountain, lo, he scaled it himself.” Tibetan Proverb

43. “In order to become a leading home run hitter, a batter must be surrounded by good hitters, otherwise, the pitchers will ‘pitch around’ him. Likewise, many successful people became that way from being on a good team.” Laing Burns Jr.

44. “If we were all determined to play the first violin we should never have an ensemble. Therefore, respect every musician in his proper place.” Robert Schumann, German composer and influential music critic

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

46. “A single leaf working alone provides no shade.” Chuck Page, American politician

47. “No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, lecturer, and poet

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

49. “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.” Anonymous

50. “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” Isaac Newton

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

52. “When your team is winning, be ready to be tough, because winning can make you soft. On the other hand, when you team is losing, stick by them. Keep believing.” Bo Schembechler

53. “Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds.” SEAL Team saying

54. “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

55. “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

56. Many of us are more capable than some of us, but none of us is as capable as all of us. Tom Wilson

57. Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean. -Ryunosuke Satoro

58. We realized that no one of us could be as good as all of us playing unselfishly. -Bill Bradley

59. Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable. -Kenyan Proverb

60. When he took time to help the man up the mountain, lo, he scaled it himself. Tibetan Proverb

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61. “Teamwork is working together — even when apart.” Anonymous

62. “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much” Helen Keller, Author and political activist

63. “There is no ‘i’ in team but there is in win.” Michael Jordan, Professional basketball player

64. “I’m not under too much of an illusion of how smart or un-smart I am because filmmaking ultimately is about teamwork.” Guy Ritchie, English screenwriter, film director and producer

65. “The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.” John Wooden, American basketball player and coach

66. “Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results” Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha, Infopreneur and inspirational coach

67. “If two men on the same job agree all the time, one is useless. If they disagree all the time, both are useless” Darryl F. Zanuck, American film studio executive and producer

68. “It doesn’t take strength to win. It takes the true heart of the team to win.” Emily Voyles

69. “Teamplayer: Once who unites others toward a shared destiny through sharing information and ideas, empowering others and developing trust.” Dennis Kinlaw, President and Chancellor of Asbury College

70. “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, Motivational speaker, author

71. “Teamwork. A few harmless flakes working together can unleash an avalanche of destruction.” Justin Sewell, American author

72. “Strategy is not a solo sport, even if you’re the CEO.” Max McKeown, English writer, consultant, and researcher specialising in innovation strategy, leadership and culture

73. “Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” Ryunosuke Satoro, Japanese writer

74. “Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.” Proverb

75. “A boat doesn’t go forward if each one is rowing their own way.” Proverb

76. “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

77. “Only by binding together as a single force will we remain strong and unconquerable” Chris Bradford, Author

78. “Teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.” Patrick Lencioni, American author on team management

79. “Trust is knowing that when a team member pushes you, they are doing it because they care about the team” Patrick Lencioni, American author on team management

80. “Great teams do not hold back with one another. They are unafraid to air their dirty laundry. They admit their mistakes, their weaknesses, and their concerns without fear of reprisal” Patrick Lencioni, American author on team management

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81. “People are definitely a company’s greatest asset. It doesn’t make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps” Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman

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

83. “When he took time to help the man up the mountain, lo, he scaled it himself.” Tibetan Proverb

84. “Even eagles need a push.” David McNally

85. “In order to become a leading home run hitter, a batter must be surrounded by good hitters, otherwise, the pitchers will ‘pitch around’ him. Likewise, many successful people became that way from being on a good team.”Laing Burns Jr.

86. “A group becomes a team when all members are sure enough of themselves and their contributions to praise the skill of others.” Anonymous

87. “Teamwork is neither “good” nor “desirable.” It is a fact. Wherever people work together or play together they do so as a team. Which team to use for what purpose is a crucial, difficult and risky decision that is even harder to unmake. Managements have yet to learn how to make it.”

88. “In union there is strength.” Aesop, Ancient Greek fabulist

89. “A team is more than a collection of people. It is a process of give and take.” Barbara Glacel & Emile Robert Jr.

90. “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, Motivational Speaker and author

91. “Gettin’ good players is easy. Gettin’ ’em to play together is the hard part.” Casey Stengel, American Major League Baseball outfielder and manager

92. “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” Henry Ford, American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company

93. “It is not a question of how well each process works, the question is how well they all work together.” Lloyd Dobens, Former NBC news reporter and correspondent

94. “Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another and of strength to be derived by unity.” Vince Lombardi, American Football Coach

95. “There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.” George Shinn, Owner of Charlotte Hornets basketball team

96. “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, American NBA Basketball Player and Senator

97. “Many of us are more capable than some of us . . . but none of us is as capable as all of us!!” Tom Wilson, American actor, writer, musician, painter, voice-over artist, stand-up comedian, and podcaster

98. “Good teams incorporate teamwork into their culture, creating the building blocks for success.” Ted Sundquist, American football player, manager and commentator

99. “No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” H.E. Luccock, American Methodist minister

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

101. “So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.” Bahá’u’lláh

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

103. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. -Michael Jordan

104. The speed of the boss is the speed of the team. -Lee Iacocca

105. Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. -Henry Ford

106. Teamwork makes the dream work. -Bang Gae

107. Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. -Helen Keller

108. Everyone is needed, but no one is necessary. -Bruce Coslet

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

110. With an enthusiastic team you can achieve almost anything. -Tahir Shah

111. When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion. Ethiopian Proverb

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

113. “Teamwork makes the dream work” Anonymous

114. “A leader must inspire or his team will expire” Orrin Woodward, Author

115. “Teachers call it copying..we call it teamwork!” Anonymous

116. “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, American Baseball Player

117. “Great teamwork is the only way we create the breakthroughs that define our careers.” Pat Riley, American professional basketball executive, former NBA coach and player

118. “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, motivational speaker and author

119. “It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.” Sandra Swinney

120. “Do you want a collection of brilliant minds or a brilliant collection of minds?” R. Meredith Belbin, British researcher and management theorist

121. “It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn’t matter who gets the credit” Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States

122. “Synergy — the bonus that is achieved when things work together harmoniously” Mark Twain, American author and humorist

123. “Team members who feel threatened but who are not aware of it become rigid — and that stops teamwork” Will Schutz, American psychologist

124. “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it” Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States

125. “The path to greatness is along with others” Baltasar Gracion, Spanish Priest

126. “The whole is greater than the sum of the parts” Kurt Koffka, German psychologist

127. “There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team” Jason Fried, 37signals founder

128. “People have been known to achieve more as a result of working with others than against them.” Dr. Allan Fromme, American psychologist, teacher, and writer

129. “Teamwork divides the task and double the success.” Anonymous

130. “A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.” Mickey Mantle, American professional baseball player

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Teamwork Quotes For Work

131. “The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.” Lee Iacocca, Businessman, 18th-greatest American CEO of all time

132. “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team” Phil Jackson, American retired professional basketball coach and former player

133. Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results. -Ifeanyi Onuoha

134. The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team. -Lewis B Ergen

135. Individual commitment to a group effort – that’s what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. Vince Lombardi

136. So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth. -Bahaullah

137. We must all hang together or most assuredly we shall all hang separately. Benjamin Franklin

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

139. “As a team leader, create teams who: Care, Cooperate & are Committed” Anonymous

140. “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others” Ayn Rand, American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter

141. “Teams share the burden and divide the grief” Doug Smith

142. “Teamwork is the lynchpin in our long term success” Ned Lautenbach, retired Partner of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc

143. “The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses” Napoleon Hill, American author of personal success

144. “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” Henry Ford, American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company

145. “Either we’re a team or we aren’t. Either you trust me or you don’t” Ally Carter, in Heist Society

146. “To collaborative team members, completing one another is more important than competing with one another” John C. Maxwell, evangelical Christian author, speaker, and pastor

147. “I love teamwork. I love the idea of everyone rallying together to help me win.” Jarod Kintz in A Zebra is the Piano of the Animal Kingdom.

148. “With an enthusiastic team you can achieve almost anything” Tahir Shah, Indian author and journalist

149. “No matter the disappointment, you simply cannot divorce your favorite team.” Kevin Walker in These Moments Pass: Poems

150. “When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.” Joe Paterno, American Football Coach

151. “Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” Vince Lombardi, American Football Coach

152. “Teamwork: Simply stated, it is less me and more we.” Anonymous

153. “If you can laugh together, you can work together” Robert Orben, American professional comedy writer

154. “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea” Antoine de Saint-Exupery, French Pilot, Writer and Author of ‘The Little Prince’

156. “Treat a person as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat him as he could be, and he will become what he should be” Jimmy Johnson, American football broadcaster and former player, coach, and executive

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

158. There is no ‘I’ in team but there is in win. Michael Jordan

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

160. A leader must inspire or his team will expire. -Orrin Woodward

162. Bad attitudes will ruin your team. -Terry Bradshaw

163. The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team. -John Wooden

164. “No problem is insurmountable. With a little courage, teamwork and determination a person can overcome anything.” Anonymous

165. “People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defences, or the problems of modern society.” Vince Lombardi, American Football Coach

166. “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities” Stephen Covey, American educator, businessman, and author of ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’

167. “It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” Napoleon Hill, American author of personal success

168. “There’s nothing greater in the world than when somebody on the team does something good, and everybody gathers around to pat him on the back” Billy Martin, American Major League Baseball second baseman and manager of New York Yankees

169. “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work” Vincent Lombardi, American football player, coach, and executive

170. No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it. -HE Luccock

171. Teams share the burden and divide the grief. -Doug Smith

172. A boat doesn’t go forward if each one is rowing their own way. Swahili Proverb

173. “In teamwork, silence isn’t golden, it’s deadly.” Mark Sanborn

174. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead, American cultural anthropologist

Motivational Quotes For Work

175. “Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.”–Hal Borland

176. “An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.”–Thomas Fuller

177. “The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.”–John Buchan

178. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.”–Stephen Covey

179. “Every time you stay out late; every time you sleep in; every time you miss a workout; every time you don’t give 100% – You make it that much easier for me to beat you.”–Unknown

180. The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. ― Confucius

181. I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it. ― Maya Angelou

182. If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. ― Martin Luther King Jr.

183. A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. – David Brinkley

184. “The entrepreneur is essentially a visualizer and actualizer… He can visualize something, and when he visualizes it he sees exactly how to make it happen.”–Robert L. Schwartz

185. “Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal — a commitment to excellence — that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”–Mario Andretti

186. “The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.”–Pearl Buck

187. “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”–Vince Lombardi

188. “Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses… on your powers, instead of your problems.”–Paul J. Meyer

189. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.”–John Maxwell

190. “My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.”–Michael Jordan

191. “Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”–Lance Armstrong

192. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”–Arnold Schwarzenegger

193. “I know what I have to do, and I’m going to do whatever it takes. If I do it, I’ll come out a winner, and it doesn’t matter what anyone else does.”–Florence Griffith Joyner

194. “The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.”–Benjamin Mays

195. “By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands — your own.”–Mark Victor Hansen

196. “Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty.”–William J. Bennett – The Book of Virtues

197. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”–Norman Vincent Peale

198. “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”–Winston Churchill

199. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” ― Babe Ruth

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

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