50 Teamwork Quotes on Collaboration, Success, and Work

These teamwork quotes we’ve compiled will no doubt fire you up and give you encouraging words that’ll energize your whole team!

Sometimes, we think we’ll do much better at work when we’re alone, working at our own pace. But since no man is an island, we must realize that working together with others will bring us much closer to our goals.

Aside from that, perfecting our teamwork means we can get closer to our goals and aspirations faster. So, though work can get tiring, we must never forget that with the help of others, no problem will ever be too big!

Set your team up for success with the help of these teamwork quotes we’ve gathered. Each line in this collection will no doubt aid you in work and just about every aspect of life!

And don’t forget to check out these success quotes and encouraging quotes.

Best Teamwork Quotes

1. “Teamwork can build friendships that last a lifetime.” – Natalya Neidhart

2. “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

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

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

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

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

7. “Teamwork. A few harmless flakes working together can unleash an avalanche of destruction.” – Justin Sewell

8. “The nicest thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.” – Margaret Carty

9. “Teams are incredible things. No task is too great, no accomplishment too grand, and no dream too far-fetched for a team. It takes teamwork to make the dream work.” – John Maxwell 

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

Inspirational Teamwork Quotes for Work and the Office

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

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

13. “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, individuality counts, but teamwork dynamites.” – Jin Kwon

14. “Team spirit is knowing and living the belief that what a group of people can accomplish together is much larger, far greater, and will exceed that which an individual can accomplish alone.” – Diane Arias

15. “Teamwork is really a form of trust. It’s what happens when you surrender the mistaken idea that you can go it alone and realize that you won’t achieve your individual goals without the support of your colleagues.” – Pat Summit

16. “A team is not a group of people who work together, but a team is a group of people who trust each other.” – Simon Sinek

17. “Teamwork is the best ever investment. If I make three and you make five, together we will not make eight. We will make 15. Leaders build active teams.” – Israelmore Ayivor

Motivational Teamwork Quotes for Teams

18. “Unity is strength—when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” – Mattie Stepanek

19. “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

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

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

22. “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

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

24. “A team is more than a collection of people. It is a process of giving and taking.” – Barbara Glacel 

25. “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.” – Pat Riley 

26. “Great teamwork is the only way we create the breakthroughs that define our careers.” – Pat Riley

27. “Teamwork means that you are willing to compromise when it is best for the team to advance to reach their goals.” – Byron Pulsifer

Teamwork Quotes to Help You Achieve Success

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

29. “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

30. “There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.” – George Shinn

31. “Teamwork divides the task and doubles the success.” – Anonymous

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

33. “Teamwork is the lynchpin in our long-term success.” – Ned Lautenbach

34. “Without teamwork, there is no way that the company is going to experience success. In teams, individuals will work together and accomplish a lot more than what they do by themselves.” – Michael Welton

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

Wise Quotes About Teamwork

36. “A group is a bunch of people in an elevator. A team is a bunch of people in an elevator, but the elevator is broken.” – Bonnie Edelstein

37. “In business, nothing great can be done by one person alone—typically. But, with a team, great things can happen.” – Steven Dunlop

38. “If you take out the ‘team’ in ‘teamwork,’ it’s just ‘work.’ Now, who wants that?” – Matthew Woodring Stover

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

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

41. “Teamwork is the quintessential contradiction of a society grounded in individual achievement.” – Marvin Weisbord

42. “Not finance. Not a strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage—both because it is so powerful and rare.” – Patrick Lencioni 

43. “Creating a better world requires teamwork, partnerships, and collaboration, as we need an entire army of companies to work together to build a better world within the next few decades. This means corporations must embrace the benefits of cooperating with one another.” – Simon Mainwaring

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

45. “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

Quotes About Working as a Team

46. “Teamwork. Simply stated, it is less ‘me’ and more ‘we.’” – Anonymous

47. “I’m a true believer in the strength of teamwork, in the power of dreams, and in the absolute necessity of a support structure.” – Julie Payette

48. “On great teams—the kind where people trust each other, engage in open conflict and then commit to decisions—team members have the courage and confidence to confront one another when they see something that isn’t serving the team.” – Patrick Lencioni

49. “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

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

Were These Quotes Able to Change Your Perspective on Working With Others?

As humans, we are naturally selfish beings. We want to take control and be acknowledged when there’s a win or any kind of triumph.

However, we should all keep in mind that we will never get anywhere without the help of others. You may move a step or two up the ladder alone, but you’ll always go much further, much faster when you have others who will lift you up—especially if those people are working with the same goals as you.

Of course, working with others will have its pros and cons. After all, as humans, we are independent thinkers.

When this happens, all we have to do is go back to thinking about teamwork. In teams, we go beyond our differences and use each other’s strengths and weaknesses to conquer whatever challenge is placed before us.

With that, we hope the quotes we’ve listed above were able to show you how vital unity and collaboration are in the journey toward success. Always remember the famous saying, “Teamwork makes the dream work!”

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Karen Danao

Hi, I’m Karen, a content curator and writer for Quote Ambition; I’m also a marketing and advertising professional. Beyond the keyboard and the screen, I’m someone who’s out to enjoy every bit that life has to offer!

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