A Jumbo List of 150+ Teamwork Quotes To Help You With Team Building

Like Buchholz and Roth say, wearing the same shirt does not make you a team. It’s a much more deeper connection than that. A team needs to be united and have a single voice and more importantly, no place for personal egos. To be part of a team that creates something truly remarkable is a fulfilling experience. But it’s not always easy to create a good team.

Also check out: 20 great books on team building.

A good team is a psychologically secure union of able individuals tasked with the responsibility of achieving a common goal while working in harmony so that ultimately every team member’s work is valued.

Though there may be difference in many factors like intelligence or experience between members, being in a team is about putting all those tiny egos away contributing what you can for the team to help the team achieve it’s goal.

Check out 175 teamwork quotes from all around the world to motivate you with team building. 

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

  2. “T.E.A.M. = Together Everyone Achieves More!”  ―Unknown

  3. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” ―Michael Jordan

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

  5. “Remember: upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.” ― Alexander the Great

  6. “You can do something, but not everything.”― Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

  7. “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.”- Unknown

  8. “Many of us are more capable than some of us, but none of us is as capable as all of us.”  ―Tom Wilson

  9. “Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results.” -Ifeanyi Onuoha

  10. “If a person spits, it dries out, if hundred people spit, it becomes a river” ―Nepali Proverb

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

  12. “Overcoming barriers to performance is how groups become teams.”  ―Unknown

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

  14. “It takes a village to raise a child” ― Unknown

  15. “Contrary to popular belief, there most certainly is an ‘I’ in ‘team.’ It is the same ‘I’ that appears three times in ‘responsibility.” ― Amber Harding

  16. “To collaborative team members, completing one another is more important than competing with one another.” John C. Maxwell

  17. “It is amazing what can be accomplished when nobody cares about who gets the credit.” Robert Yates

  18. “It takes two flints to make a fire.” –Louisa May Alcott

  19. The Four Harmonious Friends” symbolizes interdependence, an epitome of friendship, cooperation, and good relations without considering hierarchy, strength, power or size. In the story, Elephant, Monkey, Rabbit, and Bird collaborate to plant a tree, protect it, and harvest the fruits. It is said that wherever a picture of the Four Harmonious Friends is displayed, the ten Buddhist virtues will increase, the minds of all will become harmonious, and many auspicious events will occur.” ― Bhutan Folktale

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

  21. “Teamwork doesn’t tolerate the inconvenience of distance.”- Unknown

  22. “Everyone is needed, but no one is necessary.” -Bruce Coslet

  23. “To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless.” –Mike Krzyzewski

  24. “It is better to have one person working with you than three people working for you.” Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

  26. “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, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

  27. “A leader must inspire or his team will expire.” -Orrin Woodward

  28. “We” multiplies the power of “I”.”― Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

  29. “Once upon a time, wasn’t singing a part of everyday life as much as talking, physical exercise, and religion? Our distant ancestors, wherever they were in this world, sang while pounding grain, paddling canoes, or walking long journeys. Can we begin to make our lives once more all of a piece? Finding the right songs and singing them over and over is a way to start. And when one person taps out a beat, while another leads into the melody, or when three people discover a harmony they never knew existed, or a crowd joins in on a chorus as though to raise the ceiling a few feet higher, then they also know there is hope for the world.” -Pete Seeger

  30. “The greatest danger a team faces isn’t that it won’t become successful, but that it will, and then cease to improve.” Mark Sanborn

  31. “Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.”― Vesta M. Kelly

  32. “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

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

  34. “On our own, we are marshmallows and dried spaghetti, but together we can become something bigger.”– C.B Cook

  35. “We’re a team. It’s part of our job to help each other out, and to forgive each other quickly. Otherwise, we’d never get anything done.”

  36. “A core group of guys, all sharing similar goals, can move mountains.” ― Chris Matakas

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

  38. “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”

  39. “Trust is knowing that when a team member does push you, they’re doing it because they care about the team.”― Patrick Lencioni

  40. “Every great athlete, artist and aspiring being has a great team to help them flourish and succeed – personally and professionally. Even the so-called ‘solo star’ has a strong supporting cast helping them shine, thrive and take flight.”― Rasheed Ogunlaru

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

  42. We all cannot do everything or solve every issue. “It’s impossible”, however, if we each simply do our part. Make our own contribution, regardless of how small we may think it is…. together it adds up and great things get accomplished.”― Mark W. Boyer

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

  44. “He once told me, Instead of scoring thirty goals a season, why don’t you score twenty-five and help someone else to score fifteen? That way the team’s ten goals better off.”― David Peace

  45. “You are either supporting the vision or supporting division”― Saji Ijiyemi

  46. “Teamwork is the best ever investment. If I make 3 and you make 5, together we will not make 8. We will make 15. Leaders build active teams.”― Israelmore Ayivor

  47. “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

  48. “An average idea enthusiastically embraced will go farther than a genius idea no one gets.” ― Jay Samit

  49. “There is no need to tell someone how to do his job if you have properly trained your team― Dick Winters

  50. “You may have the right idea to work on,you may have the right time to start,you may have the right resources to boost,BUT unless you have the right people, you’ll never succeed…”― Rateb Rayyes

  51. “Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” Mattie Stepanek

  52. “Progress has a steep price. Success has an even steeper price. Your team won’t be willing to pay it if you aren’t willing to pay it.” ― T Jay Taylor

  53. “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.”― John Donne

  54. A team’s inspiration comes from individuals’ aspirations. The combined quality of individual passions makes a team’s impact to excel. When you are in a team, play a part!”― Israelmore Ayivor

    Teamwork quote
    Teamwork quote
  55. “We had grown into one another somewhere along the way. We were officially a team.― Shannon A. Thompson, Take Me Tomorrow

  56. “We’re a team. It’s part of our job to help each other out, and to forgive each other quickly. Otherwise, we’d never get anything done.”― Jeramey Kraatz

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

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

  59. “To truly be successful you must of have a clear vision of what success means to you & then share that knowledge with others to grow a team― Bluenscottish

  60. “The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.” -John Wooden

  61. “I want to be part of the happiness team – let’s create the happiness team – from love, not greed, love of life & our planet, true & free.”― Jay Woodman

  62. “With teamwork, any little contribution you make yields greater output when it meets the contribution of others, and guess who gets the plus? Everyone in the team!”― Israelmore Ayivor

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

  64. “When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.” -Ethiopian Proverb

  65. “An army is greater than a warrior.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

  66. “It’s feeling the sense of responsibility, the sense of ownership, to step in, to try to solve any problem — and the humility to step back and embrace the better ideas of others. Your end goal, is what can we do together to problem-solve. I’ve contributed my piece, and then I step back.”– Laszlo Bock, Sr VP of People Operations, Google

  67. “Just like the cast of a great movie and the career of great athletes few success stories are a one man show. Build your team and grow.”― Rasheed Ogunlaru

  68. “You don’t win with the best talent – you win with the five players who are able to play well together.” ―Sportscaster

  69. “I’ve never sung anywhere without giving the people listening to me a chance to join in – as a kid, as a lefty, as a man touring the U.S.A. and the world, as an oldster. I guess it’s kind of a religion with me. Participation. That’s what’s going to save the human race.” –Pete Seeger

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

  71. “Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.” –Patrick Lencioni

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

  73. “The most productive, healthy and satisfying relationships are based, not on a quid pro quo but an ebb and flow of mutual support over time. Don’t just be a giver. Be an extremely helpful giver who demonstrates an awareness of what that person most needs.”-Unknown

  74. “Only by binding together as a single force will we remain strong and unconquerable.”― Chris Bradford, The Way of the Dragon

  75. “There is immense power when a group of people with similar interests gets together to work toward the same goals.”― Idowu Koyenikan

    Never Underestimate the power of unity
    Never Underestimate the power of unity
  76. “Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.” Virginia Burden

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

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

  79. “If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough.” ―Mario Andretti

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

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

  82. “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

  83. “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” Henry Ford

  84. “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

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

  86. “The real challenge is for each of us to determine where we feel we can make the most impact.”― Jay Samit

  87. “If anything goes bad, I did it. If 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.”― Paul W. Bryant, Bear Bryant on Winning Football

  88. “In order to have a winner, the team must have a feeling of unity; every player must put the team first ahead of personal glory.” -Paul Bear Bryant

  89. “There is no need to tell someone how to do his job if you have properly trained your team”― Dick Winters

  90. “The natural result of utilizing different perspectives is that people are more engaged because they feel their opinions are important.”― Eunice Parisi-Carew

  91. “Few teams sometimes fails miserably because team members wish to work in the team but they want to be recognized individualy.”― Amit Kalantri

  92. “Collaboration, it turns out, is not a gift from the gods but a skill that requires effort and practice.” Douglas B. Reeves

  93. Conflict can be healthy within a collaborative group, as long as everyone sticks to the issues and things don’t get personal.”― Eunice Parisi-Carew

  94. “It is much more rewarding to get to the top of the mountain and share your experience with others than to show up by yourself, exausted.”― Shandel Slaten

  95. “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

  96. “There is no ‘I’ in team but there is in win.” -Michael Jordan

  97. “The basic building block of good team building is for a leader to promote the feeling that every human being is unique and adds value.” – Unknown

  98. “We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle

  99. “I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.”–Jean-Francois Cope

  100. “Come together right now over me . . . /Oh Come together/Yeah come together/Yeah come together/Yeah come together/Yeah come together/Yeah come together/Yeah come together/Yeah oh/Come together/Yeah come together” John Lennon and Paul McCartney

    Every team needs a hero. Every hero needs a team.
    Every team needs a hero. Every hero needs a team.
  101. “Teamwork. A few harmless flakes working together can unleash an avalanche of destruction.” -Justin Sewell

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

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

  104. “Good teams incorporate teamwork into their culture, creating the building blocks for success.” -Ted Sundquist

  105. “In a team setting, leadership is shared by a community of people, which counters the tendency for pastors to form congregations in their own images.”― Adam S. McHugh

  106. “All are one unless and until they are asked to work together to achieve a noble goal one.”― Anuj Somany

  107. “Cohesion is the bane of effective independence.”― Anthony Corlisatra

  108. “Strategy is not really a solo sport – even if you’re the CEO.” Max McKeown

  109. “All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people.” ― Alexis Carrel

  110. “If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.”-John Cleese

  111. “The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.” -Lee Iacocca

  112. “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

  113. “Teamplayer: Once who unites others toward a shared destiny through sharing information and ideas, empowering others and developing trust.” Dennis Kinlaw

  114. “My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business: great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people.” -Steve Jobs

  115. “Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.”- Unknown

  116. “No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

  117. “We are most effective as a team when we compliment each other without embarrassment and disagree without fear.”- Unknown

  118. “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

  119. “Don’t underestimate the dreams everyone has; you have no knowledge about the one that would later marry your own. Be each other’s keeper and know that beautiful dreams date only beautiful dreams!”― Israelmore Ayivor

  120. “If you don’t kick things around with people, you are out of it. Nobody, I always say, can be anybody without somebody being around.” John Wheeler

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

  122. “One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.” Kareem Abdul Jabbar

    Remember this
                                    Remember this
  123. “Light is the task where many share the toil.” Homer

  124. “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.” Mia Hamm

  125. “With an enthusiastic team you can achieve almost anything.” -Tahir Shah

  126. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

  127. “One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain’t nothin’ can beat teamwork.” ―Edward Abbey

  128. “You put together the best team that you can with the players you’ve got, and replace those who aren’t good enough.” Robert Crandall

  129. “You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note.” Doug Floyd

  130. “It is not a question of how well each process works, the question is how well they all work together.” Lloyd Dobens

  131. “The world will be solved by millions of small things.” Pete Seeger

  132. “Working together as a team helps build a cohesive organization.” -Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

  133. “Teamwork is a make or break situation. Either you help make it or the lack of it will break you.” Kris A Hiatt

  134. “No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.” ―Althea Gibson

  135. “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-Exupéry

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

  137. When you form a team, why do you try to form a team? Because teamwork builds trust and trust builds speed”-Russel Honore

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

  139. “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

  140. “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.” ― Unknown

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

  142. “If you can laugh together, you can work together” Robert Orben

  143. “Never follow anybody who hasn’t asked “why”.”― Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

    Inspiring and getting inspired is all it takes.
    Inspiring and getting inspired is all it takes.
  144. “If you can dream it up, you can team it up.”― Richie Norton

  145. “Many hands make light work.” ― John Heywood

  146. “Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.” -Kenyan Proverb

  147. “Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.” Stephen Covey

  148. “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 team work dynamites.”― Jin Kwon

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

  150. Trusting helps you suffer less.”― Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

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

  152. “We must all hang together, or assuredly, we shall all hang separately.” Benjamin Franklin

  153. “Team player: Once who unites others toward a shared destiny through sharing information and ideas, empowering others and developing trust.” Author Unknown

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

  155. “The American Indians were Communists. They were. Every anthropologist will tell you they were Communists. No rich, no poor. If somebody needed something the community chipped in.” Pete Seeger

  156. “Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” – Unknown

  157. “Teamwork makes the dream work” Bang Gae

  158. “No man is wise enough by himself.” Titus Maccius Plautus

  159. “In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.”- Charles Darwin

  160. To build a strong team we need to become strong leaders first.”― Sunday Adelaja

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

  162. “I never really understood that massive collaboration involving hundreds of people is what makes movies possible, and it’s also why I would agree that curiosity is not the most important human trait; the urge to collaborate is. Heck . . . only we have the ability to cooperate to make like online communities and space telescopes and imaginariums and movies. So the great thrill of this whole experience [my novel being made into a movie] for me was . .. .seeing humanity do what it’s best at, which ultimately is not competing but cooperating.” -John Green in The Fault in Our Stars

  163. “Regardless of differences, we strive shoulder to shoulder… [T]eamwork can be summed up in five short words: ‘We believe in each other.'” -Unknown

    Surrender your ego
    Surrender your ego
  164. “We realized that no one of us could be as good as all of us playing unselfishly.” -Bill Bradley

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

  166. “Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” Mark Twain

  167. “A major reason capable people fail to advance is that they don’t work well with their colleagues.” Lee Iacocca

  168. “It’s a very important thing to learn to talk to people you disagree with.” Pete Seeger

  169. “Collaboration allows teachers to capture each other’s fund of collective intelligence.” –Mike Schmoker

  170. “What we need to do is learn to work in the system, by which I mean that everybody, every team, every platform, every division, every component is there not for individual competitive profit or recognition, but for contribution to the system as a whole on a win-win basis.” Edward Deming

  171. “You’ve achieved success in your field when you don’t know whether what you’re doing is work or play.”-Warren Beatty

  172. “There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play.”

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

  174. “Bad attitudes will ruin your team.” -Terry Bradshaw

  175. “A good team needs three things: the right people, the right spirit, and a couple inside jokes.”-The Internet