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150 Effective Teamwork Quotes To Spur Unity & Collaboration

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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.

Team building

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.

Learn more: The Difference Between Teamwork and Team Building?

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

Teamwork quotes by 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

Teamwork quotes by 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

Teamwork quotes by 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

Teamwork quotes by 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

Teamwork quotes by 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

Teamwork quotes by 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

Teamwork quotes by 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

Teamwork quotes by George Sinn

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

Teamwork quotes by Althea Gibson

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

42. Scharf

When ‘I’ is replaced by “we” even ‘illness’ becomes ‘wellness’.
~ Scharf

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

Teamwork quotes by 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

50. Pele

No individual can win a game by himself.
~ Pele

51. Margaret Mead

Teamwork quotes by 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

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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

Teamwork quotes by 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

Teamwork quotes by 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

Teamwork quotes by 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

Teamwork quotes by 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

Teamwork quotes by 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

Teamwork quotes by 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

85. Midrash

Many candles can be kindled from one candle without diminishing it.
~ Midrash

86. Jacqueline Novogratz

Teamwork quotes by Jacqueline Nobogratz

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

Teamwork quotes by 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

Teamwork quotes by 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

Teamwork quotes by 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

Teamwork quotes by 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

Teamwork quotes by 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 quotes by 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 quotes by 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

123. Anonymous

A good team needs three things: the right people, the right spirit, and a couple inside jokes.
~ Anonymous

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

Teamwork quotes by 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

Teamwork quotes by 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

134. Anonymous

When we learn how to work together versus each other things might start getting better.
~ Anonymous

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

Teamwork quotes by 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

Teamwork quotes by Theodore Roosevelt

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
~ Theodore Roosevelt

142. Anonymous

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

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

145. Anonymous

Regardless of differences, we strive shoulder to shoulder
 Teamwork can be summed up in five short words: We believe in each other.
~ Anonymous

146. Napolean Hill

Teamwork quotes by 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.

This article is co-authored by Angshuman and Bhaswati, who are part of the marketing team at Vantage Circle. For any queries reach out to editor@vantagecircle.com.

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