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40 most inspiring quotes about teamwork and collaboration

40 most inspiring quotes about teamwork and collaboration
Garima Behal
Social Media Manager
Jul 19, 2022
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Check out these motivational quotes about teamwork. These collaboration quotes will inspire you to work better together.

Where would the kids from “Stranger Things” be without teamwork? Probably the same place Barb and (SPOILER ALERT) Eddie ended up.

And what about those guys in “Ocean's Eleven” or “Apollo 13?”

How could Frodo have delivered the ring to Mordor without Samwise and the gang?

There's one thing they all have in common: the power of teamwork.

There's just something special about a group of people coming together to achieve a common goal. The sum is always greater than the parts.

But teamwork isn't just for movies.

In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world, it’s more important than ever to have a strong team that can work together effectively. Whether you’re working on a project for school or for work, teamwork is key to success.

We’ve rounded up the best teamwork quotes to inspire you to work harder as part of a team.

40 quotes about teamwork and collaboration to inspire your team

There's just something special about reading motivational quotes. Yeah, sometimes they're a little cliche.

But sometimes motivational quotes just say it all. They resonate because they're true, simple, and impactful.

And that's what we need right now: some words of wisdom to inspire us to work together and achieve great things.

Check out these quotes about collaboration and teamwork below:

Quote #1

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."

- African proverb

Quote #2

"It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed."

- Napoleon Hill

Quote #3

"The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team."

- Phil Jackson

Quote #4

"If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself."

- Henry Ford

Quote #5

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."

- Helen Keller

Quote #6 

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else."

- Booker T. Washington

Quote #7

"Teams share the burden and divide the glory."

- Joe Paterno

Quote #8

"No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it."

- H.E. Luccock

Quote #9 

"Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up."

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Quote #10

"If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."

- Isaac Newton

Quote #11

"The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison."

- James Cash Penney

Quote #12

"It takes two flints to make a fire."

- Louisa May Alcott

Quote #13

“Teamwork makes the dream work.”

- John C. Maxwell

Quote #14

"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success."

- Henry Ford

Quote #15 

“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

Quote #16 

“Great things in business are never done by one person. They are done by a team of people.”

- Steve Jobs

Quote #17 

"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

Quote #18

"Politeness is the poison of collaboration."

- Edwin Land

Quote #19 

"It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed."

- Charles Darwin

Quote #20

“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.”

- Ryunosuke Satoro

Quote #21 

"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

Quote #22

"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships."

- Michael Jordan

Quote #23 

"Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."

- Vince Lombardi

Quote #24 

"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

Quote #25 

"Teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability."

- Patrick Lencioni

Quote #26 

"Unity is strength. … when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved."

- Mattie Stepanek

Quote #27 

"Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life."

- Amy Poehler

Quote #28

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”

- Harry Truman

Quote #29 

"Effectively, change is almost impossible without industry-wide collaboration, cooperation, and consensus."

- Simon Mainwaring

Quote #30

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

- George Shinn

Quote #31

“Don’t aspire to be the best on the team. Aspire to be the best for the team.”

- Brian Tracy

Quote #32 

“A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other.”

- Simon Sinek

Quote #33 

"I learned the value of hard work by working hard."

- Margaret Mead

Quote #34 

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

- Mike Krzyzewski

Quote #35 

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

- Pat Riley

Quote #36 

"If you can laugh together, you can work together."

- Robert Orben

Quote #37

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

- Lewis B. Ergen

Quote #38

“It’s better to have a great team than a team of greats.”

- Simon Sinek

Quote #39 

“Synergy – the bonus that is achieved when things work together harmoniously.”

- Mark Twain

Quote #40

"Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there."

- Virginia Burden Tower

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