These inspiring team quotes can help you achieve goals that might be impossible for you to imagine doing in isolation. Whether it’s in sports, science, or everyday life, teamwork is what helps you achieve success and simplify life.
As an individual, you will notice significant improvements in yourself when you work as part of a team that is focused on a specific goal. Some of the biggest discoveries and achievements in history are a result of teamwork. Even the greatest achievers have been successful because they had a team working alongside them.
Motivational insights have the power to instill the spirit of camaraderie in anyone’s heart. Read them and share them with friends, colleagues, and teammates. Teamwork makes the dream work.
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Quotes About Team
1.) Collaboration allows teachers to capture each other’s funds of collective intelligence.
2.) Definition of a great teammate: a person who makes their teammates look great.
3.) I am a member of the team, and I rely on the team; I defer to it and sacrifice for it because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.
4.) My teammates, they put me on their backs, and they wouldn’t let me down.
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5.) Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
6.) We realized that no one of us could be as good as all of us playing unselfishly.
7.) The important thing is that your teammates have to know you’re pulling for them and you really want them to be successful.
8.) Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.
9.) Good teams incorporate teamwork into their culture, creating the building blocks for success.
10.) I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.
11.) Unity is strength. When there are teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.
12.) If I miss anything about the sport, it’s the camaraderie of teammates.
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13.) If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.
14.) Encourage your people to be committed to a project rather than just be involved in it.
15.) Commitment is the enemy of resistance, for it is the serious promise to press on, to get up, no matter how many times you are knocked down.
16.) The kind of commitment I find among the best performers across virtually every field is a single-minded passion for what they do, an unwavering desire for excellence in the way they think and the way they work.
17.) With an enthusiastic team, you can achieve almost anything.
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18.) Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain’t the lead dog, the scenery never changes.
19.) Teamwork is essential – it allows you to blame someone else.
20.) Individuals can and do make a difference, but it takes a team to really mess things up.
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21.) No individual can win a game by himself.
22.) Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is a success.
23.) Most achievements in science are to a certain degree of a group effort.
24.) Both group effort and individual testimony flow from conviction as to the role of people on earth.
Gilbert F. White
25.) The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.
26.) Team spirit elevates with a broad-based contribution to the group effort. It’s especially important for the high-performing leader to avoid the situation of one or two people being the only contributors during a meeting.
Andrew J. Dubrin
27.) It’s been such a group effort. When you’re a new band, and you have limited resources, you end up getting people that are there because they love what you do, and that’s great.
28.) The cast, staff, and crew of a live theater work together toward a common goal: a good performance. Thus, the theater is necessarily a group effort.
29.) When you work in TV, it’s such a group effort; it’s not about you.
30.) When we have the confidence that we can orchestrate the group effort required to realize them, we dare bigger dreams.
31.) I think even if you’re on a screen or you’re in a play, it’s always a group effort. It’s not just the actors; it’s the editor.
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32.) The strength of the team is each member. The strength of each member is the team.
33.) Ask not what your teammates can do for you but what you can do for your teammates.
34.) I’ve worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down, and I will not let myself down.
35.) I really believe the only thing you can control in those situations is what you do as a player but also how you interact with your teammates, which is critical.
36.) I knew at a young age, whether I was playing baseball or hockey or lacrosse, that my teammates were counting on me, whether it be to strike the last batter out in a baseball game or score a big goal in a hockey game.
37.) Being there every week for my teammates is really important to me. It’s about accountability.
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38.) Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen.
39.) Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.
40.) If you think and achieve as a team, the individual accolades will take care of themselves.
Motivational Insights on Teams
41.) The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.
42.) 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.
43.) Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
44.) The nicest thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.
45.) None of us is as smart as all of us.
46.) If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
47.) Great teamwork is the only way we create the breakthroughs that define our careers.
49.) The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.
Motivational Team Quotes
50.) There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.
51.) 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.
52.) It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.
53.) 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.
54.) 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.
55.) 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.
56.) The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work.
Vince Lombardi, Jr.
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57.) No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy is, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.
58.) Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.
59.) Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life forever.
60.) The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team.
Lewis B. Ergen
61.) The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.
James Cash Penny
62.) Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results.
Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
63.) When you hand good people possibility, they do great things.
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64.) Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.
65.) If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”
66.) In teamwork, silence isn’t golden; it’s deadly.
67.) It takes two flints to make a fire.
Louisa May Alcott
68.) Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.
69.) Politeness is the poison of collaboration.
70.) Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.
Ryunosuke Satoro, Japanese author.
71.) No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.
Halford E. Luccock
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72.) Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
73.) The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.
74.) I’m not the smartest fellow in the world, but I sure can pick smart colleagues.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
75.) Strategy is not a solo sport, even if you’re the CEO.
76.) 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.
77.) Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.
James Cash Penney
78.) A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of others.
79.) A single leaf working alone provides no shade.
80.) There is immense power when a group of people with similar interests gets together to work toward the same goals.
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81.) To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless.
82.) No problem is insurmountable; with a little courage, teamwork, and determination, a can overcome anything.
83.) Effectively, change is almost impossible without industry-wide collaboration, cooperation, and consensus.
84.) Together, ordinary people can achieve extraordinary results.
85.) Why do you try to form a team? Because teamwork builds trust, and trust builds speed.
Russel Honore, Retired US Army lieutenant
86.) Only by binding together as a single force will we remain strong and unconquerable.
87.) The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.
88.) Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.
89.) Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
90.) The most important measure of how good a game I played was how much better I’d made my teammates play.
91.) A team is not made up of isolated individuals. Always stay in the game. Don’t be passive. Football is a team game. No one plays alone. Success depends on your whole team being a single unit.
92.) I’m lucky to be part of a team who helps to make me look good, and they deserve as much of the credit for my success as I do for the hard work we have all put in on the training ground.
93.) Winning is about having the whole team on the same page.
94.) The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.
95.) The team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.
96.) The key to teamwork is to learn a role, accept a role, and strive to become excellent playing it.
97.) Football is an honest game. It’s true to life. It’s a game about sharing. Football is a team game. So is life.
98.) Anyone can support a team that is winning – it takes no courage. But to stand behind a team to defend a team when it is down and really needs you, that takes a lot of courage.
99.) Create unselfishness as the most important team attribute.
100.) To me, football is so much about mental toughness; it’s digging deep, it’s doing whatever you need to do to help a team win, and that comes in a lot of shapes and forms.
101.) In basketball, you can be the greatest individual player in the world and still lose every game because a team will always beat an individual.
102.) I think that from the time you start playing sports as a child, you see that your responsibility to your team is to play the best that you can play as an individual and yet, not take anything away from being part of a team.
By Mike O’Halloran
Mike is the author of 3 basketball books and publisher of Sports Feel Good Stories.
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