Teamwork quotes can help you inspire your team.
The challenge for any coach or leader is trying to get a group of people to work together to accomplish the objectives at hand. Collaboration, communication, and hard work are essential elements.
Check out these team sayings for inspiration and ideas.
Quotes About Teamwork
1.) Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.
2.) The most important measure of how good a game I laid was how much better I’d made my teammates play.
3.) The best players don’t win championships. The best team players win championships.
4.) When he took the time to help the man up the mountain, lo, he scaled it himself.
5.) I think team first. It allows me to succeed, and it allows my team to succeed.
6.) 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.
7.) On this team, we’re all united in a common goal: to keep my job.
8.) 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.
9.) It takes both sides to build a bridge.
10.) There are three things we can’t have: We can’t have complacency. We can’t have selfishness, and we can’t lose our accountability.
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11.) TEAM: Together, Everyone Achieves More.
12.) True leaders don’t create more followers; they create more leaders.
13.) It is better to have one person working with you than three people working for you.
14.) Strong alone, unstoppable together.
15.) It’s amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn’t matter who gets the credit.
16.) Teamwork makes the dream work.
17.) Good players inspire themselves; great players inspire others.
18.) We must all hang together, or assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
19.) No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it.
20.) A boat doesn’t go forward if each one is rowing their own way.
21.) Teamwork is what makes common people capable of uncommon results.
22.) Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look at what they can do when they stick together.
Vesta M. Kelly
23.) Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
24.) Create unselfishness as the most important team attribute.
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25.) On this team, we’re all united in a common goal: to keep my job.
26.) Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.
27.) Teamwork is the ability to work as a group toward a common vision, even if that vision becomes extremely blurry.
28.) There’s no “I” in team, but there is in “Win.”
29.) A group is a bunch of people in an elevator. A team is also a bunch of people in an elevator, but the elevator is broken!
30.) Teamwork – A few harmless flakes working together can unleash an avalanche of destruction.
31.) Teamwork: because bullets can only go through so many bodies.
32.) A group becomes a team when each member gains the confidence to talk behind the others’ backs.
33.) Sure, there’s no “I” in “team,” but there is a “ME”!
34.) It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn’t matter who gets the credit.
Harry S. Truman
35.) Teamwork divides the tasks and multiplies the success.
36.) Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds.
37.) A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player. Losing yourself in the group for the good of the group – that’s teamwork.
38.) Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.
39.) If anything goes bad, I did it. Anything goes semi-good; we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it. That’s all it takes to get people to win football games for you.
40.) When your team is winning, be ready to be tough because winning can make you soft. On the other hand, when your team is losing, stick by them. Keep believing.
41.) Great teamwork is the only way we create the breakthroughs that define our careers.
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42.) 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.
43.) Getting good players is easy. Getting ’em to play together is the hard part.
44.) The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.
45.) Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much.
46.) There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.
47.) The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.
48.) Teamwork requires that everyone’s efforts flow in a single direction. Feelings of significance happen when a team’s energy takes on a life of its own.
49.) Teamwork: Simply stated, it is less me and more we.
50.) 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.
51.) A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of others.
52.) I’m not the smartest fellow in the world, but I sure can pick smart colleagues.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
53.) 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.
54.) I lived to play basketball. Growing up as a kid, Bill Russell and the Boston Celtics were my favorite team. The way they played, the teamwork, the sacrifice, the commitment, the joy, the camaraderie, and the relationship with the fans.
Strength in Unity
55.) It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.
56.) Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.
57.) Success is best when it’s shared.
58.) A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle.
59.) Respecting people is an important part of life, whether it’s the person doing janitorial work or the person above you. It doesn’t matter who you are: I’m going to respect you.
60.) 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.
61.) Team spirit means you are willing to sacrifice personal considerations for the welfare of all. That defines a team player.
62.) It takes two flints to make a fire.
Louisa May Alcott
63.) The key to teamwork is to learn a role, accept a role, and strive to become excellent at playing it.
64.) The whole is other than the sum of the parts.
65.) Teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.
66.) The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.
67.) Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.
68.) The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.
69.) Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people.
70.) The nicest thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.
71.) I am a member of a 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.
72.) If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
73.) In union, there is strength.
74.) No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
75.) Teamwork is the foundation of success. The three universal questions that an individual asks of his coach, player, employee, employer are: Can I trust you? Are you committed to excellence? And do you care about me?
76.) To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless.
77.) I wish I had played team sports. I think every kid should. Teamwork builds character – teaches people about leadership and cooperation.
78.) Being a part of success is more important than being personally indispensable.
79.) Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.
80.) 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.
81.) Teamwork is what the Green Bay Packers were all about. They didn’t do it for individual glory. They did it because they loved one another.
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Teamwork Quotes to Motivate
82.) The star of the team IS the team. ‘We’ supercedes ‘me’.
83.) None of us is as smart as all of us.
84.) 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.
85.) Teams that play together beat those with superior players who play more as individuals.
86.) A single leaf working alone provides no shade.
87.) Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed. It is the only thing that ever has.
88.) 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.
89.) A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle.
90.) Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.
James Cash Penney
91.) Teamwork means never having to take all the blame yourself.
92.) Effectively, change is almost impossible without industry-wide collaboration, cooperation, and consensus.
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93.) Some people believe you win with the five best players, but I found out that you win with the five who fit together best.
94.) No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.
Halford E. Luccock
95.) No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.
96.) Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
97.) Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.
98.) The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.
99.) Strategy is not a solo sport, even if you’re the CEO.
100.) The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
101.) The nicest thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.
102.) Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life forever.
103.) Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.
104.) Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.
105.) Teamwork makes the dream work.
106.) If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
107.) 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.
108.) A team that sweats together sticks together.
109.) A successful team is a group of many hands and one mind.
110.) Team = Many hands and one mind.
111.) Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.
112.) Don’t aspire to be the best on the team. Aspire to be the best for the team.
113.) Working success depends not just on you but on those around you.
114.) Great teamwork is the only way we create the breakthroughs that define our careers.
115.) If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
Booker T. Washington
116.) I can’t, but we can.
117.) One finger cannot lift a pebble.
118.) Teamwork is how everyday people deliver remarkable goals.
119.) We’re a team. End of story.
120.) If you’re going to have a team of role players, you’d better have a team of guys who truly understand their roles.
121.) When you’re one of the leaders on a team, there are no days off.
122.) The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team.
Lewis B. Ergen
123.) Teamwork. A few harmless flakes working together can unleash an avalanche of destruction.
124.) The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.
125.) I can’t, but we can.
126.) 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.
127.) There is no ‘I’ in team, but there is in win.
128.) If serving is below you, then leadership is above you.
129.) Teamwork divides the tasks and multiplies the success.
130.) Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.
FAQ Teamwork Quotes
Here are some frequently asked questions about teamwork quotes.
Bill Russell said, “The most important measure of how good a game I laid was how much better I’d made my teammates play.”
Basketball coach Phil Jackson said, “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”
Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed. It is the only thing that ever has.”
By Mike O’Halloran
Mike is the founder and editor of Sports Feel Good Stories.
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