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65+ Empowering Teamwork Quotes for Stronger Results

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Want to unleash innovation, streamline processes, and surpass your goals? Embrace the wisdom within these teamwork quotes and watch as cooperation, support, and shared commitment propel your team to new heights!

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Hi everyone, Nadeem Ahmed here!

As a writer, I’m constantly impressed by the power of teamwork. Great things are rarely achieved alone, and the best results often come from collaboration and shared ideas.

That’s why I’ve compiled this collection of inspiring teamwork quotes. I hope they motivate you to build strong, supportive teams that can achieve anything they set their minds to!

In my own experience, working collaboratively on a complex writing project a few years ago truly highlighted the importance of teamwork. By combining our strengths, sharing ideas openly, and supporting each other through challenges, we were able to produce a final product that far exceeded what any of us could have achieved individually.

One quote from this post that particularly resonates with me is: “None of us is as smart as all of us.” This quote perfectly captures the essence of teamwork. When we bring together diverse perspectives and skillsets, we unlock a wellspring of creativity and problem-solving power.

I’d love to hear from you! What are your favorite quotes about teamwork? Share your thoughts and stories in the comments below.

For those of you who want to delve deeper into the art of teamwork, I encourage you to connect with me on LinkedIn I’m always happy to discuss strategies for building effective teams and fostering a collaborative work environment.

Teamwork Quotes

Famous Teamwork Quotes

  • “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
  • “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” – Michael Jordan
  • “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford
  • “Teamwork makes the dream work.” – John C. Maxwell
  • “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” – Phil Jackson
  • “None of us is as smart as all of us.” – Ken Blanchard
  • “It takes two flints to make a fire.” – Louisa May Alcott
  • “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford
  • “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
  • “Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.” – Steve Jobs
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Motivational Teamwork Quotes

  • “Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” – Mattie Stepanek
  • “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington
  • “The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.” – James Cash Penney
  • “It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” – Napoleon Hill
  • “The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team.” – Lewis B. Ergen
  • “There is immense power when a group of people with similar interests gets together to work toward the same goals.” – Idowu Koyenikan
  • “Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.” – Patrick Lencioni
  • “If you can laugh together, you can work together” – Robert Orben
  • “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision… the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” – Andrew Carnegie
  • “Collaboration allows teachers to capture each other’s fund of collective intelligence.” – Mike Schmoker

Inspirational Teamwork Quotes

  • “The nicest thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.” – Margaret Carty
  • “The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.” – Lee Iacocca
  • “Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” – Ryunosuke Satoro
  • “There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.” – George Shinn
  • “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.” – Jin Kwon
  • “Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes 27. “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton.
  • “No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” – H.E. Luccock
  • “To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless.” – Mike Krzyzewski
  • “A boat doesn’t go forward if each one is rowing their own way.” – Swahili proverb
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Focused on Collaboration

  • “The power of one is as a candle, the power of many is as the sun.” – Japanese Proverb
  • “Politeness is the poison of collaboration.” – Edwin Land
  • “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman
  • “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
  • “The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.” – Iyanla Vanzant

Emphasizing Success

  • “Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results.” – Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
  • “Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.” – Unknown
  • “When you start out in a team, you have to get the teamwork going and then you get something back.” – Michael Schumacher
  • “The whole is other than the sum of the parts.” – Kurt Koffka
  • “Effective teamwork begins and ends with communication.” – Mike Krzyzewski

Short and Powerful

  • “Together, ordinary people can achieve extraordinary results.” – Unknown
  • “A major reason capable people fail to advance is that they don’t work well with their colleagues.” – Lee Iacocca
  • “Teamwork: Simply stated, it is less me and more we.” – Unknown
  • “Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.” – Kenyan Proverb
  • “Great teams do not hold back with one another. They are unafraid to air their dirty laundry.” – Patrick Lencioni


  • “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb
  • “In teamwork, silence isn’t golden, it’s deadly.” – Mark Sanborn
  • “If you think your team is dysfunctional, take it bowling.” – Unknown
  • “Meetings are indispensable when you don’t want to do anything.” – John Kenneth Galbraith
  • “Teamwork is the ability to work as a group toward a common vision, even if that vision becomes increasingly blurry.” – Unknown

Celebrating Diversity and Strengths

  • “Diversity in thought and rightness in action are the foundations of a successful team.” – Farshad Asl
  • “When ‘I’ is replaced with ‘We’, even Illness becomes Wellness.” – Malcolm X
  • “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
  • “The role of a leader is not to put greatness into people, but rather to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.” – John Buchan
  • “To make a great team, you need to choose players who have individual skills but also understand that the team is more important than their individual stats.” – Tom Brady
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Leadership Focused

  • “A leader must inspire, or his team will expire.” – Orrin Woodward
  • “Good leaders must first become good servants.” – Robert Greenleaf
  • “Leadership is influence – nothing more, nothing less.” – John C. Maxwell
  • “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence, and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” – Sheryl Sandberg
  • “The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say ‘I’. And that’s not because they have trained themselves not to say ‘I’. They don’t think ‘I’. They think ‘we’; they think ‘team’.” – Peter Drucker

Resilience and Problem-Solving

  • “It takes both sides to build a bridge.” – Fredrik Nael
  • “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 13. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela
  • “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary
  • “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.” – Walter Elliot

Funny (and a Little Cynical)

  • “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
  • “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Notke
  • “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford
  • “Meetings: None of us is as dumb as all of us.” – Eric Schmidt
  • “People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.” –Vince Lombardi

Tip: Unleash the Power of “Rotating Roles”

Stuck in a teamwork rut? Try the “rotating roles” technique! Here’s how it works:

  1. Choose a project or task.
  2. Break down the project into smaller steps.
  3. Assign each team member a different step, outside of their usual expertise.
  4. Provide resources and support for each other.
  5. Come together after each rotation to discuss progress and challenges.

This simple exercise encourages fresh perspectives, fosters team communication, and builds well-rounded skillsets. It’s a great way to break out of your comfort zone and tap into the collective genius of your team!

Pair this technique with a relevant quote from your post to further emphasize the value of teamwork. For example, you could use the quote “‘None of us is as smart as all of us.’” to highlight how diverse perspectives can lead to innovative solutions.

Nadeem Ahmed
Nadeem Ahmed

Founder & Writer at

I'm Nadeem Ahmed, the founder and writer of, a platform designed to inspire and motivate people through the power of words.

With a background in project management, GIS analysis, and digital marketing, I'm passionate about crafting compelling content that resonates with readers.

Through, I hope to share inspirational quotes and stories that help people find their inner strength and achieve their goals.

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