Working effectively as a team creates momentum, improves morale, wins contests, and can even save lives. Here are top inspiring quotes on teams and teamwork:

You just need motivation, and you need it fast. At the same time, you know that a few words and a slight shift in your employees’ mindset could make all the difference. And yet, something incredible happens when teamwork happens the way it’s supposed to happen. Things change when everyone on the team is equally invested in the overall purpose and goal. You find yourself working faster, finding mistakes more easily, and innovating better.

So, a solution: Find a good quote. Send the right quote at the right time, and it must might turn your staff’s day around completely. Here are positive teamwork quotes you can use to motivate your team, and maybe even yourself, when you need unity fast.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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“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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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“Effectively, change is almost impossible without industry-wide collaboration, cooperation, and consensus.” – Simon Mainwaring

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

“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

“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

“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.” –Napolean Hill

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

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

“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 B. Ergen

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

“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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

Team Spirit Quotes

Here are some motivational team spirit quotes to help you or the people you lead to get into the team spirit as well as understand just how important teamwork is. Don’t forget to say thank you to amazing people in your team.

  1. “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” Andrew Carnegie, American Industrialist and philanthropist

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

  3. “The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.” ~Margaret Carty~
  4. “Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.” ~Vista M. Kelly~
  5. “A team is more than a collection of people. It is a process of give and take.” Barbara Glacel & Emile Robert Jr.

  6. “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

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

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

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

  10. “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

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

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

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

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

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

  16. “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

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

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

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

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

  21. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret Mead~motivational team quotes
  22. “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” ~Oprah Winfrey~
  23. “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

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

  25. “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

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

  27. “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

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

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

  30. “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.

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

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

  33. “Teamwork makes the dream work” Anonymous

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

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

  36. “Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” ~Fernando Bonaventura~
  37. “People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.” ~Plato~
  38. “Only by binding together as a single force will we remain strong and unconquerable” Chris Bradford, Author

  39. “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

  40. “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

  41. “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

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

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  43. “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

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

  45. “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

Working Together Quotes

Behind every great person… are a bunch of other people. Learn more about the power of collaboration. Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old team inspirational quotes, working together sayings, and teamwork quote, collected over the years from a variety of sources. Don’t forget to share our collection of strong quotes women quotes with images.

As always in a musical collaboration: One has to like each other. As simple as that. —Klaus Schulze

Being in a band is always a compromise. Provided that the balance is good, what you lose in compromise, you gain by collaboration. —Mike Rutherford

Every collaboration helps you grow. With Bowie, it’s different every time. I know how to create settings, unusual aural environments. That inspires him. He’s very quick. —Brian Eno

Good design begins with honesty, asks tough questions, comes from collaboration and from trusting your intuition. —Freeman Thomas

Five guys on the court working together can achieve more than five talented individuals who come and go as individuals. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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

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

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

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

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. —Isaac Newton

Politeness is the poison of collaboration. —Edwin Land

I never did anything alone. Whatever was accomplished in this country was accomplished collectively. —Golda Meir

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

The secret is to gang up on the problem, rather than each other. —Thomas Stallkamp

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

Few things in life are less efficient than a group of people trying to write a sentence. The advantage of this method is that you end up with something for which you will not be personally blamed. —Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert

No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you. —Althea Gibson

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The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. —Phil Jackson

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

The lightning spark of thought generated in the solitary mind awakens its likeness in another mind. —Thomas Carlyle

Gettin’ good players is easy. Gettin’ ’em to play together is the hard part. —Casey Stengel

We’re in this together, and if we united and we inter-culturally cooperated, then that might be the key to humanity’s survival. —Jeremy Gilley, TEDTalks lecture

Your corn is ripe today; mine will be so tomorrow. ‘Tis profitable for us both, that I should labour with you today, and that you should aid me tomorrow. —David Hume

“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

“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

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“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

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

“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

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

famous quotes about teamwork

“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’

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

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

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

“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

“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, American political economist, professor, author, and political commentator

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

“No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit” Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American industrialist

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

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

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

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

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