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The 50 Best Teamwork Quotes to Motivate Your Team
Two triangular flags. One says teamwork and the other says yay

The 50 Best Teamwork Quotes to Motivate Your Team

Whether it’s the “Live, Laugh, Love” sign on your friend’s living room wall, or the “Hang in there!” poster in your office break room, you might not exactly feel like inspirational quotes are, well, all that inspiring. But the right quote has the power to motivate even the most cynical of employees. We searched far and wide to bring you a collection of teamwork quotes that will actually make an impression on your team. 

From Barack Obama to Mr. Rogers, these quotes will help you boost morale and encourage everyone to come together. 

50 teamwork quotes

  1. “Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It’s about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others’ success, and then standing back and letting them shine.” – Chris Hadfield
  1. “Open up your eyes, open up your ears, get together and make things better by working together”. – Ziggy Marley (Television show “Arthur” theme song)  
  1. “What is important is that we make sure to work together, that we understand our strength comes from unity and not division.” – Barack Obama
  1. “If you can laugh together, you can work together.” – Robert Oren
  1. “There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.” – George Shinn
  1. “Being in the same room with people and creating something together is a good thing.” – Robin Williams
  1. “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
  1. “The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.” – John Wooden
  1. “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
  1. “If I’m shining everybody gonna shine.” – Lizzo 
  1.  “A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of others.” – Norman Shidle
  1.  “If you take out the team in teamwork, it’s just work. Now who wants that?” – Matthew Woodring Stover
  1.  “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S Truman
  1.  “You are either supporting the vision or supporting division.” – Saji Ijiyemi
  1.  “You don’t look at the big problem all together, because I think it’s a little intimidating. So you just take it one day at a time, meet the people who are going to meet with you, for you, and who you’re going to work for, and really try to do the best job that you can.” – Sunita Williams
  1.  “It’s very dramatic when two people come together to work something out. What is really exciting to me is to see people with differing views come together and finally respect each other.” – Mr. Rogers
  1.  “Neighbor to neighbor. It is a mentality that has been fostered over centuries, since the earliest settlers realized the only way to survive in this desolate but beautiful outpost was to work together. Much of their music captures this spirit.” – Jim DeFede
  1.  “As people think and work together, a fabric of shared meaning comes into being.” – Harrison Owen
  1.  “One note does not make a symphony; one artist does not make an orchestra.” – Matshona Dhliwayo
  1.  “I’ve never scored a goal in my life without getting a pass from someone else.” – Abby Wambach
  1.  “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
  1.  “The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say ‘I’. They don’t think ‘I’. They think ‘we’; they think ‘team’.” – Peter F. Drucker
  1.  “When you need to innovate, you need collaboration.” – Marissa Mayer
  1.  “The fun for me in collaboration is, one, working with other people just makes you smarter; that’s proven.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda 
  1.  “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
  1.  “Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  1.  “Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results.” – Ifeanyi Onuoha
  1.  “A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself to praise the skills of the others.” – Norman Shidle
  1.  “A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other.” – Simon Sinek
  1.  “Anyone who imagines they can work alone winds up surrounded by nothing but rivals, without companions. The fact is, no one ascends alone.” – Lance Armstrong
  1.  “Tough times don’t last. Tough teams do.” – Robert Schuller 
  1.  “We’re a team. One person struggles, we all struggle. One person triumphs, we all triumph.” – Coach Carter 
  1. “ 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
  1.  “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
  1.  “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
  1.  “We come to reason, not to dominate. We do not seek to have our way, but to find a common way.” – Lyndon P. Johnson
  1.  “That is always our problem, not how to get control of people, but how all together we can get control of a situation.” – Mary Parker Follett
  1.  “The biggest challenge in working together is simply listening.” – Colette Freedman
  1.  “We are the superhero, none of us individually, but all of us together.” – Hank Green
  1.  “It’s a simple idea: We all do better when we work together.” – Elizabeth Warren
  1.  “I’d rather have 1% of the effort of 100 people than 100% of my own effort.” – J. Paul Getty
  1.  “You can take a team of absolute all-stars in terms of their native abilities, but if they are not working together, they are much less effective than a team where there is less native ability but a higher degree of teamwork and cohesion.” – Stewart Butterfield
  1.  “You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note.” Doug Floyd
  1.  “The nicest thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.” – Margaret Carty
  1.  “There is immense power when a group of people with similar interests gets together to work toward the same goals.” – Idowu Koyenikan
  1.  “What separates the good players from a great player is that a great player is willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  1.  “Sport has taught me never to be jealous of someone or insecure if somebody is doing well. It’s taught me teamwork and the value of patience. Even If I lose, I know that I’ve actually not lost.” – Ritika Singh 
  1.  “I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.” – Jean-Francois Cope
  1.  “You don’t inspire your teammates by showing them how amazing you are. You inspire them by showing them how amazing they are.” – Robyn Benincasa
  1.  “A single leaf working alone provides no shade.” – Chuck Shade

When employees come together as a team, it becomes much easier to reach a common goal and build a sense of community. With the teamwork quotes above, you can help encourage your team to work together and collaborate successfully. 

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