Team Building Quotes

Some might argue that the only difference between success and failure in business comes down to a great team. What better way to get your team motivated than with an amazing quote about team building?

Team Building Quotes

  • “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” -Henry Ford
  • “Great teamwork is the only way we create the breakthroughs that define our careers.” – Pat Riley
  • “No team works out teamwork.” -Dwyane Wade
  • “To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless.” -Mike Krzyzewski
  • “A successful team is a group of many hands and one mind.” Bill Bethel
  • “No individual can win a game by himself.” -Pele
  • “The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team.” -Lewis B Ergen
  • “We must all hang together or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.” -Ben Franklin
  • “Teamwork. A few harmless flakes working together can unleash an avalanche of destruction.”     -Justin Sewell
  • “Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.” – Malcolm Forbes
  • “Hard work beats talent if talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Notke
  • “Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.” – Virginia Burden
  • “Bad attitudes will ruin your team.” -Terry Bradshaw
  • “Teams share the burden and divide the grief.” -Doug Smith
  • “Everyone is needed, but no one is necessary.” -Bruce Coslet
  • “A boat doesn’t go forward if each one is rowing their own way.”- Swahili Proverb
  • “Politeness is the poison of collaboration.” – Edwin Land
  • “Effectively, change is almost impossible without industry-wide collaboration, cooperation, and consensus.” – Simon Mainwaring
  • A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other.” – Simon Sinek
  • “When you form a team, why do you try to form a team? Because teamwork builds trust and trust builds speed.” -Russel Honore
  • “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
  • “The whole is other than the sum of the parts.” – Kurt Koffka
  • “The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team.” – Lewis B. Ergen
  • “It takes two flints to make a fire.” – Louisa May Alcott
  • “We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” – Ariana Huffingtomn
  • “When the ideas are coming, I don’t stop until the ideas stop because that train doesn’t come along all the time.” – Dr. Dre
  • “It’s better to have a great team than a team of greats.”
  • “The way a team plays as a whole determines it’s 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.” – George Herman
  • “Someone once told me growth and comfort do not coexist. And I think it’s a really good thing to remember.” – Ginni Rometty
  • “The bigger the dream, the more important the team.”

Inspirational Team Building Quotes

  • “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” -Michael Jordan
  • “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” -Helen Keller
  • “I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.” -Jean-Francois Cope
  • “It takes two flints to make a fire.” -Louisa May Alcott
  • “Unity is strength. . . when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” -Mattie Stepanek
  • “Teamwork is how everyday people achieve remarkable goals.”
  • “Teamwork makes the dream work.” -Bang Gae
  • “A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle.” -Japanese Proverb
  • “Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results.” -Ifeanyi Onuoha
  • “So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.” -Bahaullah
  • “There is no ‘I’ in team but there is in win.” -Michael Jordan
  • “With an enthusiastic team you can achieve almost anything.” -Tahir Shah
  • “Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” – Sara Blakely
  • “I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson
  • “We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” -Ryunosuke Satoro
  • “Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.” -Kenyan Proverb
  • “When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.” -Ethiopian Proverb
  • “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton
  • “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
  • “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
  • “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry Truman
  • “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
  • “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.” – Jim Stovall
  • “Surround yourself with a trusted and loyal team. It makes all the difference.” Alison Pincus
  • “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
  • “TEAM” Together Everyone Achieves More.”
  • “Tough times don’t last. Tough teams do.”
  • “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 teamwork dynamites.” – Jin Kwon
  • “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.” – Mark Twain
  • “Shine your light and make a positive impact on the world; there is nothing so honorable as helping improve the lives of others.” – Roy T. Bennett
  • “It takes both sides to build a bridge.
  • “I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot: together we can do great things.”

Positive Team Building Quotes

  • “Individual commitment to a group effort-that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” -Vince Lombardi
  • “None of us is as smart as all of us.” -Ken Blanchard
  • “Good teams incorporate teamwork into their culture, creating the building blocks for success.” -Ted Sundquist
  • “When you start out in a team, you have to get the teamwork going and then you get something back.” Michael Schumacher
  • “When you need to innovate, you need collaboration” Marissa Mayer
  • “Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.”
  • “It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” -Napoleon Hill
  • “A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of others.” -Norman Shidle
  • “If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.” – Peter F. Drucker
  • “The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.” – Margaret Carty
  • “Good teams incorporate teamwork into their culture, creating the building blocks for success.” – Ted Sundquist
  • “The value of achievement lies in the achieving.” – Albert Einstein
  • “Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • “Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.” – Helena Rubinstein
  • “Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.” Margaret Carty
  • “We realized that no one of us could be as good as all of us playing unselfishly.” -Bill Bradley
  • “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
  • “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington
  • “The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.” – Iyanla Vanzant
  • “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb36.
  • “Success is best when it’s shared.” – Howard Schultz
  • “Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results.” – Ifeanyi Onuoha.

Team Building Quotes for Managers

  • “Collaboration allows teachers to capture each other’s fund of collective intelligence.” -Mike Schmoker
  • “The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.” -Lee Iacocca
  • “No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” -HE Luccock
  • “Strategy is not a solo sport, even if you’re the CEO.” Max McKeown
  • “A leader must inspire or his team will expire.” -Orrin Woodward
  • “On this team, we’re all united in a common goal: to keep my job.” -Lou Holtz
  • “When he took time to help the man up the mountain, lo, he scaled it himself.” -Tibetan Proverb
  • “There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.” – George Shinn
  • “Gettin’ good players is easy. Gettin’ ’em to play together is the hard part.” – Casey Stengel
  • “Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do.” – Max De Pree
  • “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
  • “Leading people is the most challenging and, therefore, the most gratifying undertaking of all human endeavors.” – Jocko Willink
  • “He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.” – Aristotle
  • “Each group and each youngster is different. As a leader or coach, you get to know what they need.” – Mike Krzyzewski
  • “A leader must inspire or his team will expire.” – Orrin Woodward
  • “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” – Rosalynn Carter
  • “Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.” – John Rockefeller
  • “Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it. Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine.” – David Ogilvy
  • “He who wished to secure the good of others, has already secured his own.” – Confucius
  • “I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” – Ralph Nader
  • “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “The strength of the team is each member. The strength of each member is the team.” – Phil Jackson
  • “I’ve never scored a goal in my life without getting a pass from someone else.” -Abby Wambach
  • “You add value to people when you value them.”
  • “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  • “Failing organizations are usually over-managed and under-led.” – Warren Bennis
  • “Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.” – Jesse Jackson
  • “If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings-and put compensation as a carrier behind it-you almost don’t have to manage them.” – Jack Welch
  • “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
  • “Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.”
  • “Anyone who imagines they can work alone winds up surrounded by nothing but rivals, without companions. The fact is, no on ascends alone.” – Lance Armstrong
  • “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
  • “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
  • “We treat our people like royalty. If you honor and serve the people who work for you, they will honor and serve you.” -Mary Kay Ash
  • “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.”

Team Building Quotes for Employees

  • “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
  • “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” -Henry Ford
  • “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” -Phil Jackson
  • “The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.” -James Cash Penney
  • “Trust is knowing that when a team member does push you, they’re doing it because they care about the team.” – Patrick Lencioni
  •  “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
    • “People achieve more as a result of working with others than against them.” -Dr. Allan Fromme
    •  “Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.” -Stephen Covey
    • “The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.” -John Wooden
    • “Many of us are more capable than some of us, but none of us is as capable as all of us.” -Tom Wilson
    • “Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people.” – Steve Jobs
    • “A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of others.” – Norman Shidle
    • “If you can laugh together, you can work together.” – Robert Orben
    • “Everyone is needed, but no one is necessary.” – Bruce Coslet
    • “Trust is knowing that when a team member does push you, they’re doing it because they care about the team.” – Patrick Lencioni
    • “Teams share the burden and divide the grief.” – Doug Smith
    • “Together, ordinary people can achieve extraordinary results.” – Becka Schoettle
    • “In union there is strength.” – Aesop
    • “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford
    • “We talk a lot about hope, helping, and teamwork. Our whole message is that we are more powerful together.” -Victoria Osteen
    • “Teamwork – cooperative or combined effort of a group of persons working together as a team for a common cause”
    • “When we learn how to work together versus against each other things might start getting better.

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