Teamwork Quotes

20 Teamwork Quotes to Inspire Team Building

Whether we admit it or not, work relationships matter to our quality of life, and whether we’re virtual or in an office, teamwork helps us move faster and inspires greater innovation.

Here are 20 teamwork quotes to inspire team building from near and far.

  1. “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” —Henry Ford
  2. “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” —James Cash Penney
  3. “Teamwork: A few harmless flakes working together can unleash an avalanche of destruction.” —Justin Sewell
  4. “The power of one, if fearless and focused, is formidable, but the power of many working together is better.” —Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
  5. “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” —Helen Keller
  6. “None of us is as smart as all of us.” —Ken Blanchard
  7. “If I have seen a little further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.” —Isaac Newton
  8. “Leaders of great companies start by getting the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats.” —Jim Collins, “Good to Great”
  9. “When you form a team, why do you try to form a team? Because teamwork builds trust and trust builds speed.” —Russel Honore
  10. “Gettin’ good players is easy. Gettin’ ‘em to play together is the hard part.” —Casey Stengel
  11. “A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of the others.” —Norman Shidle
  12. “The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.” —Margaret Carty
  13. “For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate.” —Margaret Heffernan, “Dare to Disagree”
  14. “Politeness is the poison of collaboration.” —Edwin Land
  15. “Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprang up.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  16. “The trick to having good ideas is not to sit around in glorious isolation and try to think big thoughts. The trick is to get more parts on the table.” —Steven Johnson
  17. “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” —Henry Ford
  18. “Unity is strength…when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” —Mattie Stepanek
  19. “A good team in the workplace gives us life.” —Sean O’Brien
  20. “Maybe the two of us, working together, at full capacity, could do the job of one normal man.” —George Costanza

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About Ashley S.

Ashley Speagle is a Florida-born, Georgia-raised communications specialist, couch movie critic, dream interpreter, acrophobic adventure seeker, outdoors enthusiast, and easy-going introvert.

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