34 Inspiring Teamwork Quotes To Foster Collaboration

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Teamwork quotes can serve as manifestations for better collaboration.

While we like to think of ourselves as strong, independent, and capable of getting things done with little to no help, the truth is that teamwork makes the dream work. 

It sounds cliché, but having a helping hand (or several) can help a project move forward faster, and often, thanks to the critical thinking skills of multiple people instead of just one, you can be even more creative and inspired.

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Best Teamwork Quotes

1. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller

2. “It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” — Napoleon Hill

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

4. “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” — Booker T. Washington

5. “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” — Henry Ford

6. “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

7. “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

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

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

10. “No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you're playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.” — Reaid Hoffman

11. “Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” — Ryunosuke Satoro

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

13. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” — African Proverb

14. “Success is best when it’s shared.” — Howard Schultz

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

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16. “The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.” — Iyanla Vanzant

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

18. “Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.” — Patrick Lencioni

19. “It takes two flints to make a fire.” — Louisa May Alcott

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

21. “Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes

22. “No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” — H.E. Luccock

23. “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

24. “Teamwork makes the dream work.” — Bang Gae

25. “A leader must inspire or his team will expire.” — Orrin Woodward

26. “Together, ordinary people can achieve extraordinary results.” — Becka Schoettle

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

28. “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

29. “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

30. “Only by binding together as a single force will we remain strong and unconquerable.” — Chris Bradford

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

32. "You will reach your goals only with the help of others." — George Shinn

33. "The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team." — Phil Jackson

34. "None of us is as smart as all of us." — Ken Blanchard

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Chinyere Ibeh (pronounced sha-near-ruh ee-bay) is a writer who covers entertainment and pop culture news, quotes, and zodiac signs.